Its the 1st time that both teams will play each other.
Pakhtakor returns to the AFC Champions League since their last participation in 2013
Naft Tehran are making their debut in the competition.
Pakhtakor home record vs Iran teams at ACL is the best one: 6 wins, 0 draws, 0 loses
Pakhtakor have won everytime since 2005 at an ACL opening match except in 2004 they lose at home vs Zob Ahan but they reached the semifinals of the competition and in 2008 they lost at home vs Qadsia from Kuwait, in 2012 they lost its away game vs Al Ittihad Jeddah.
The Tashkent giants (Uzbek powerhouse) have been Uzbekistan`s most successful club since the country`s independence in 1991
They hold the record of most appearances in the tournament 12 in total.
2013 Group Stage
2012 Group Stage
2011 Group Stage
2010 Round of 16
2008 Group Stage
2007 Group Stage
2006 Group Stage
2005 Group Stage