Lekhwiya team will begin next Monday its 6th participation in a row in the AFC champions league , when it will face Al Jazira (UAE) in its first matches of the group league , after it won the Emir Cup in the end of the past season for the first time in its history .
The confrontation will be held on Abdullah Bin Khalifa stadium in the club , in which the team is working on achieving positive results to increase the chances of reaching the farthest points in the championship .
The team was out from the round of 16 in the championship last year , when they lost against El Jaish team in the home match by 4-0 , but they won in the away match by 4-2 and they were out from the competition with the difference in goals .
Lekhwiya team always participated in the AFC champions League sine its ascension to the QSL , and was always appearing in this championship until it became one of the special teams in it , that made it jump in the classification of the AFC to the 8th place among Asia best clubs .
The team began its participation in the AFC champions League in season 2012 after it won the QSL title from its first participation .
In season 2013 and in its second participation the team was able to reach the quarter-final after it was in the top place of its group and won over Al Hilal Saudi team in the round of 16 , but it lost against Guangzhou Aafaragrand Chinese team who won the championship this season .
In season 2014 the team was in the third place in Group C after it won in two matches and tied in one and lost three matches .
In season 2015 the team was able to reach the quarter-finals after it was in the top place of Group A and won over Al Sadd tem in the round of 16 , but its journey stop in the quarter-finals after they lost against Al Hilal Saudi team .
The team will face many challenges in this season where it will face in Group B Al Fateh (KSA) and Esteghlal Khouzestan (IRN) and Al Jazira (UAE) , but coach Djamel Belmadi is working hard to prepare its players to reach the farthest point in the competition .
The team played during the last five participation 42 matches , and won 18 matches and lost 14 matches and tied in 10 and scored 57 goal and recieved 58 goal .