This group is almost the same as last year´s group A, Lekhwiya, Bunyodkor and Al Nassr meets again in this group and it will be one of the most interesting groups of this edition, the other club involved is Zob Ahan which makes this group one of the most hardest.
Bunyodkor ended last in their group last year with only 1 point, but this time they are aiming to battle for a spot in the Round of 16, they have a mixed team with experienced and young players, former star Sardor Rashidov plays now in El Jaish from Qatar and they have a new player in their squad, Aleksandar Alempijević from Serbia.
Nasaf, the current surprise in Uzbekistan after winning the Uzbek Supercup last February 17th vs Pakhtakor 1-0 is placed in a very difficult group with Al Ain, Al Ahli Jeddah and El Jaish.
Nasaf won the Uzbekistan Cup last year and also finished 3rd in the Uzbek League table.
Nasaf will play again vs Al Alhi, last year they lose 2-1 in Saudi Arabia and drew 0-0 in Uzbekistan.
Nasaf played against another Al Alhi last year, this was from UAE and Nasaf drew 0-0 and in Tashkent they lose 1-0.
El Jaish count with Uzbek international and former Bunyodkor player Sardor Rashidov.
Al Ain reached the round of 16 last year but were eliminated by future finalists Al Alhi UAE on goal difference.