Al Ahli into ACL final against Ulsan Hyundai
Al Ahli bounced back from losing the first leg to beat crosstown
Jeddah rival Al Ittihad 2-0 on Wednesday and advance to the Asian
Champions League final against South Korean club Ulsan Hyundai.
Al Ahli won 2-1 on aggregate after a headed goal from Motaz
al-Musa in the 44th minute and a calm finish by Brazilian striker
Victor Simoes de Oliveira in the 83rd.
Down 1-0 after the first leg, Al Ahli pressed from the start.
Al-Musa just missed with headers in the 32nd and 43rd before he
With the sides level on aggregate, the match appeared headed for
extra time. But Victor Simoes de Oliveira received a long-range
pass in the area and slotted the ball past goalkeeper Mabrouk
Al Ittihad had one last chance but Osama al-Harbi’s free kick
flew over the crossbar in the 88th.