Ulsan Hyundai to meet Al Ahli in AFC Champions League final

K-League side Ulsan Hyundai will host Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli in next week’s AFC Champions League final.

K-League side Ulsan Hyundai will host Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli in next week’s AFC Champions League final.

The South Korean outfit recorded a 2-0 victory over Uzbekistan’s Bunyodkor on Wednesday as Al Ahli got the better of former champions Al Ittihad to also salute 2-0.

Ulsan’s second leg triumph gave them a 5-1 aggregate win whilst Al Ahli managed to go through to the decider on a 2-1 aggregate following Al Ittihad’s first leg triumph.

The final will be held at Ulsan Munsu Stadium on November 10 and will be the third meeting between clubs from Korea Republic and Saudi Arabia at that stage of the competition since the creation of the AFC Champions League in 2002.

Al Ittihad first triumphed in 2004 by defeating Seongnam Ilhwa 6-3 on aggregate over two legs while Pohang Steelers claimed the title in 2009 by defeating Al Ittihad 2-1 at Japan’s National Stadium in Tokyo.

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