Al Ain striker Asamoah Gyan eyes Champions League goals ahead of tonight’s match in Iran

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan’s returning to scoring form and the presence of playmaker Omar Abdulrahman has given Al Ain a boost ahead of their AFC Champions League with Naft Tehran in Iran on Tuesday night.

Al Ain are set to be a much more dangerous proposition when they travel to Naft Tehran on Tuesday than they were against Al Shabab on matchday one.

With star striker Asamoah Gyan having ended a six-game scoring drought for club and country in the Arabian Gulf League (AGL) on Sunday, and Omar Abdulrahman back in action following a hamstring injury, Al Ain coach Zlatko Dalic should be much more confident.

Al Ain started the 2015 AFC Champions League (ACL) with a scoreless draw at home against Saudi Arabia’s Al Shabab last week but the 2014 semi-finalists should produce an improved performance in Iran on Tuesday.

The United Arab Emirates-based club defeated Al Fujairah 3-0 over the weekend to claim top spot in the AGL with Gyan scoring twice and playmaker Abdulrahman coming off the bench at half-time for his first appearance since February 4.

“We can take a lot of positives forward from this game,” Dalic said, according to the Asian Football Confederation’s website.

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