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March 6, 2012 11:00 PM EST
Stadion Majmuasi (SOK Jar) — Toshkent (Tashkent)
Referee:‬ Andre El Haddad‎
Attendance:‬ 7000‎

ACL preview: Bunyodkor v Adelaide United

Form is not with Adelaide United as they travel to Tashkent, but they have had the measure of the Uzbek side once before

A-League - Adelaide United - Sergio van Dijk
It may be a tough trip for Adelaide United to make to Tashkent to play Bunyodkor, but it is a trip the club has made before.

These duo met back in the competition's semi-finals in 2008, when Adelaide won through 3-1 on aggregate. The Reds won the first leg at Hindmarsh Stadium 3-0 thanks to second-half goals from Diego, Fabian Barbiero and Cristiano.

A solitary goal from Bahodir Pardayev in Bunyodkor's home leg was enough for a 1-0 win but not a place in the final.

Neither side comes into this match with any great form under their belt. With Bunyodkor’s domestic season yet to get underway, they have geared up for this tournament with friendlies against some European clubs.

The Reds have lost their past three A-League matches, kissing away their finals chances in the process.

They are forced to monitor the fitness of key striker Sergio van Dijk and holding midfielder Francisco Usucar, though the club expects both to be available.

There are no major injury worries for the hosting Uzbek League champions, with Australia international left-back defender David Carney in their squad.

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