Inaugural AFC Champions League winners Al Ain are targeting an eighth successive appearance in the group stage when they take on Uzbekistan’s Bunyodkor later on Tuesday.
The Emirati side disappointed last year, falling in the first round without winning a game, while Bunyodkor are looking to return for the first time since 2017, when they twice lost to Al Ain in the group stage.
Bunyodkor advanced to the Play-off round after beating Iraq’s Al Zawraa 4-1 in Tashkent in Preliminary Round 2 last week.
Al Ain (UAE) vs Bunyodkor (UZB)
Venue: Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain
Kick-off: January 28, 18:40 UTC+4