Jeddah, 24 April 2022 - Al Gharafa are up against Ahal FC of Turkmenistan in the sixth and final round of their 2022 AFC Champions League campaign in Group C on Tuesday, 26th April. The match will kick off at 23:15 at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah.
Both Al Gharafa and Ahal are out of contention for the knockout Round of 16, having been placed third and fourth in the group with five points and one point respectively.
Al Gharafa lost 0-1 to Iran’s Foolad Khouzestan in the fifth round on Friday.
The Cheetahs had played out a goalless draw with Foolad in their opener and then beat Ahal 2-0 in the second round.
Al Gharafa were held to a 1-1 draw by Shabab Al Ahli Dubai in the third round and lost to the same team by a 2-8 margin in the fourth round, in the back-to-back match.
Foolad and Shabab Al Ahli Dubai occupy the first and second spot with 11 and nine points respectively in Group C. Both sides are unbeaten so far.
Since the match is only of academic interest, both Al Gharafa and Ahal may give opportunity to young players.
The top team from each group will qualify for the Round of 16 along with the three best second-placed teams from the five West Asia groups.