Al Hilal defeats Al Nasr and reaches the final of the Asian Champions
Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia qualified for the AFC Champions League final by defeating its compatriot Al-Nassr 2-1 today at Mursool Park Stadium in Riyadh in the golden box of the continental championship.
The first half ended with Al Hilal advancing with a goal scored by Moussa Mariga in the 17th minute.
Al-Nasr played with ten players since the last seconds of the first half after Ali Mohamed Lagami was sent off. Despite the numerical shortage, Al-Nassr managed to equalize five minutes after the start of the second half, through Brazilian Anderson Talisca.
Salem Al Dosari took the championship role by scoring the winning goal for Al Hilal in the 71st minute. Al Hilal will meet in the final with the winner of the South Korean Ulsan Hyundai match with his compatriot Pohang Steelers.
Al-Hilal qualified for the Golden Square by defeating Persepolis of Iran 3-0, while Al-Nassr beat the Emirati Al-Wehda 5-1 in the quarter-finals.
Al Hilal is looking to win the continental title for the fourth time in its history, after achieving this achievement three times before in 1992, 2000 and 2019 after defeating Al Nasr, who was aspiring to crown the title for the first time.
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