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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