The final kicks off tonight with the first leg at the Expo’ 70 Stadium in Osaka and Cristiano has revealed the Reds plan.
Speaking to the Herald Sun, Cristiano said, “I think Brazilians could make this game.
"It is very difficult to play attacking football away from home. We have to play a bit deeper and try to keep the ball. That's when we can try to break them.
"We must try to get them on the counter-attack."
A major boost for the club is the return of inspirational goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic along with set-piece specialist Kristian Sarkies and vice-captain Lucas Pantelis.