The second quarter-final at the FIFA World Club Cup in Japan reunites Sepahan and Urawa Red Diamonds at the Toyota Stadium, just a month after they locked horns in the Asian Champions League final.
QF2: Sepahan v Urawa Red Diamonds
Toyota, Monday at 1030 (UK Time, +1hr for Italy)
The Japanese team won on that occasion to lift the continental title, but the stakes will be very different this time around. The prize for the victor is none other than a mouth-watering semi-final showdown with European champions AC Milan on Thursday.
The Iranians will no doubt be eager to exact their revenge. But with a last-four berth against Milan on offer and the support of the locals to spur them on, Urawa will hardly be lacking in motivation themselves.
The other semi-final has already been confirmed with Etoile Sportive du Sahel of Tunisia playing South American champions Boca Juniors on Wednesday.