Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal qualified for the AFC Champions League final despite losing 2-4 to hosts Al Sadd in the semi-final second leg in Riyadh on Tuesday.

Al Hilal reached the final after winning 6-5 on aggregate because they won 4-1 in the first leg in Doha earlier this month.

Salem Al-Dosari led the Saudi team (13) but the Qatar team scored three consecutive goals through Akram Afif (17 penalty), South Korean Nam Tae (19) and Hassan Al-Haidus (20), but Baftembe Gomez pulled one back for Al Hilal in the 25th minute.

Al Sadd added the fourth goal in stoppage time through a powerful header from Boualem Khoukhi after a cross.

Al Hilal, who lost the Champions League final in 2014 and 2017, is also in great shape at the local level and won their last match 3-0 on Dmk to lead the summit by four points.

Al Hilal, who won the second leg between Guangzhou of China and Urawa Reid of Japan, are awaiting a 2-0 home win.