Going into the 2020 AFC Champions League, Al Hilal decided on solidness, holding the center of the squad that conveyed greatness a year ago under mentor Razvan Lucescu with 2019 top scorer Bafetimbi Gomis driving the line again close by Sebastian Giovinco. Locally, Al Hilal frolicked to a red hot beginning to their season, losing only one of their initial 17 matches and sitting top of the table, three focuses in front of their closest chasers, Al Nassr. Gomis has likewise been in top structure, driving the Saudi Pro League scoring graphs .
Shahr Khodro, in the interim, completed fourth in the 2018-19 Iran Pro League, procuring a spot in the 2020 AFC Champions League Preliminary Round 2 because of second-set Persepolis winning the 2019 Hazfi Cup. Striker Mohammed Reza Khalatabari, an AFC Champions League veteran who had scored for Zobahan and Sepahan beforehand, joined Shahr Khodro in front of the challenge, and scored the opener in their 2-1 win over Bahrain’s Riffa SC in Preliminary Round 2, setting up a conflict against Qatar’s Al Sailiyah SC in the Play-offs.
. Al Hilal SFC (KSA) v Shahr Khord (IRN) Scene: Al Wasl Stadium, Dubai Commencement: February 10, 18:40 UTC+4