Al Hilal became the most successful club in the history of the AFC Champions League. In the final against the Korean club Pohang Steelers, the second most successful club in history, Al Hilal managed to make the most of their home ground.
King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, attracted more than 50,000 frantic spectators. They were served just 16 seconds later, when Al Dossary scored the first goal with a superb long shot.
Pohang Steelers didn’t have much to say against that, and in the second half they took the final blow from former Porto player Moussa Mariga (along with Bafetimbi Gomez, Al Hilal’s big star).
For Al Hilal, it is the fourth overall win in the AFC Champions League (which has been in place since 2002). For coach Leonardo Jardim, this is a great boost after his departure from Monaco, with which he reached the semi-finals of the Champions League, but left in a painful way.
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