Al-Hilal qualified for the AFC Champions League final for the second time in three years after beating a 10-1 2-1 draw from its local rival Al-Nasr in the semifinals at the Mursul Stadium in Riyadh on Thursday.
Moussa Marika scored the first goal for Al Hilal in the 17th minute after a brilliant pass from the French Buffettimi comics with a powerful shot from close range by Walid Abdullah, the Malian striker against the Al Nasr goalkeeper.
Al-Nasr played the entire half with ten players after Marika’s violent intervention in the first half, after defender Ali Lakami was sent off with a direct red card.
Despite the lack of numbers, five minutes after the break, Brazilian striker Anderson Taliska equalized for Al-Nasser with a powerful header from a corner kick.
Saudi international Salem Al-Dosari chased the ball into the net in the 71st minute and succeeded in bringing Al-Hilal back to the front with a sudden shot from inside the penalty area by Abdullah who settled himself. .
South Korea’s defending champion Ulsan Hyundai and his local rival, the Bohang Steelers, will face off in the final, scheduled for November 23 at Al Hilal, at Jeonju Stadium on Wednesday.
Al Hilal is one of the most successful clubs on the continent, winning the title in 1991 and 2000, and was crowned last time in 2019, certainly winning his fourth title, but this time he surpassed his traditional local rival on the way to the finals where it tastes different.
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