Pohang Steelers on the verge of football history
K-League outfit Pohang Steelers are on the verge of becoming the first club to win three Asian Champions League finals. The Steelers take on Saudi Arabian champions Al-Ittihad (who have also been crowned Asian champions twice) in the Asian Football Confederations Champions League final this Saturday in Tokyo, Japan and coach Sergio Farias is excited about the prospect of becoming the champions of Asia.
"The final is going to be great and we think that we are going to face a good team similar to ours," he said.
Pohang won 2-0 at home in the first leg of the semi-final against Umm Salal of Qatar then got the job done 2-1 away to book their place in the final whilst Al-Ittihad overcame Japanese outfit Nagoya Grampus 8-3 on aggregate indicating to Farias that they will be a tough team to stop.
"Al Ittihad scored a lot of goals in the semi-final, but our team has also scored good goals," Farias announced.
The final is not like the other two-legged play-off matches and will only be a one-off contest with the winner decided on the night.