Uzbekistan Super League Pakhtakor will compete with Persepolis FC of Iran in the 2020 AFC Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday hoping to reach the semi-finals for the first time in 16 years.
Jordanian referee Adham Makhadmeh will officiate the tasty encounter with Group B winners Pakhtakor facing Group C winners Persepolis FC at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium.
He will be assisted by his compatriots Ahmad Alroalle and Mohammad Alkafal as Iraqi referee Ali Al Qaysi has been appointed as the fourth official.
Hanna Hattab from Syria will work as VAR referee, while Asian football history will be made today as the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system marks its debut in the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) Club Competitions.
The VAR system, which aims to provide minimum interference with maximum benefits, is limited to four game-changing decisions or incidents, specifically - goal or no goal, penalty-kicks, direct red cards and mistaken identity decisions.