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.