Sepahan Determined to Beat Star-Studded Al Ittihad: ACL Matchday 2
- October, 01, 2023 - 14:25
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Sepahan won't need any extra motivation to perform well when it will meet Al Ittihad in Group C of the AFC Champions League 2023-24 on Monday.
Having been denied victory at the very end on Matchday One, the Iran side will be determined to not slip up against a star-studded Al Ittihad of Saudi Arabia.
Sepahan, whose AFC Champions League 2022 campaign ended in the group stage, looked to have sealed the points on Matchday One only to have to settle for a 2-2 draw after a late equalizer by Air Force Club of Iraq.
Currently fifth in the Iran Pro League, Sepahan will count on home ground advantage to power them past Al Ittihad.
Two-time AFC Champions League winner Al Ittihad drew 0-0 with Al Fayha on Friday to sit second in the domestic standings and with French star Karim Benzema expected to make his AFC Champions League debut on Monday, Al Ittihad will feel three points is within reach in Isfahan’s Naghsh-e Jahan Stadium, the-afc.com reported.