Al Ain vs. Al Hilal: Date, time, preview

2017 runners-up fail to qualify from group stages with just 2 points from 5 games after loss to Al Ain

The Hazza bin Zayed Stadium opens its doors to the big Gulf Derby between Al Ain and Al Hilal on the 2nd of April 2018 in matchday 5 of the AFC Champions League.

Both teams are fighting for qualification in the group as they catch up with Al Rayyan and Esteghlal at the top of the table with 6 points, meanwhile Al Ain sit on 4 points and Al Hilal on two.

Al Ain sit with 4 points after 4 consecutive draws in their first 4 games, starting with a 0-0 draw against Al Hilal before a 1-1 draw against Al Rayyan. They then played Esteghlal twice, ending with a 2-2 draw in the first encounter and a 1-1 draw in the second encounter. Al Hilal sit with 2 points at the bottom of the table after a poor campaign until now. They started off with a 0-0 draw against Al Ain, before losing 1-0 to Esteghlal. This was followed up by a 1-1 draw against Al Rayyan before losing in Qatar by a 2-0 score.

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