AFC Champions League
Winning the AFC Champions League is no longer tough. Al Hilal is the third AFC Champions League champion after beating Urawa Red Devils 3-0 on aggregate.
This final will be a repeat of 2017 AFC Champions League final, when Al Hilal lost to Urawa Red Diamonds.
Saudi Arabian team Al-Ahli lost 2-1 to Qatar’s Al-Sadd on Monday night in the first leg of the AFC Champions League round of 16.
SIPG went down 2-1 to Melbourne Victory in their final Group F game but the result was academic since the Chinese had already secured top spot.
Al-Hilal continued their disastrous run in the competition this year, as they only picked up two points after four games.
Urawa Red Diamonds won the AFC Champions League title after defeating Al-Hilal 1-0 in the second-leg of the Asian final.
Al-Hilal searches for their third title in the competition as they won the title twice in 1991 and 2000.
Urawa secured a place in the finals against the previously qualified Saudi Al-Hilal.
Al Hilal will meet Iranian club Persepolis on Tuesday at the AFC Champions League semi-finals’ second leg at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat.
Al Hilal players will not miss their fans, as Al Hilal fans are expected to travel to UAE to support the club, along with the expected support from Emirati fans.
Al Hilal won the Asian Champions League in 1991 and 2000, while their opponent, Persepolis, never did.
Al-Hilal striker, Carlos Eduardo scored the first goal for Al-Hilal at 42th minute after a great cross from Nicolas Milesi