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Al Ahli defeat Al Ittihad 2-0 in 2nd Leg on Asian Champions League

11-01-2012 18:20 BJT

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The other clash was between Saudi Arabian cross city rivals Al Ahli and Al Ittihad. Al Ittihad held a 1-0 advantage from the first leg. The first chance fell to Al Ahli’s Brazilian striker Victor Simoes in the 7th minute, who thundered a half volley off the upright.

Aqeel Al Sahbi was next to go close for the home team five minutes later - the Saudi Arabian defender was presented with a fantastic opportunity to score - but failed to make the most of it.

Motaz Al Mosa tested Al Ittihad goalkeeper Mabrouk Zaid with a header in the 32nd minute.

Al Ahli finally broke the deadlock just before half-time. Moataz Al Musa heads in a corner to cancel out Al Ittihad’s first leg advantage.

With Saudi Arabia coach Frank Rijkaard watching from the stands, Al Ahli went ahead in the 84th minute. The television director almost missed the winning goal while showing pictures of the crowd, as Simoes burst through to give Al Ahli a 2-1 lead on aggregate. Al Ahli will now face Ulsan Hyundai in the final on November 9th.

Editor:Qin Xue |Source:

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