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Al Ittihad advances to ACL final

Al Ittihad advances to ACL final

Al Ittihad reached the Asian Champions League final on Wednesday by beating Japanese club Nagoya Grampus 2-1 and advancing 8-3 on aggregate.
All Ittihad defender Saleh-Fahad Alsaqri scored in the 43rd minute and midfielder Amine Chermite doubled the lead early in the second half to give the Saudi Arabian team a 2-0 lead in the second leg. Keita Sugimoto pulled one back with a scissor-kick goal in the 67th.
Al Ittihad will face either South Korean club Pohang Steelers of Qatari team Umm Salal in the final on Nov. 7 in Tokyo.
Nagoya played without Takahiro Masukawa, who was out with swine flu, and fellow defender Takeuchi Akira, who is under suspension after being sent off early last week.


Updated : 2021-06-18 05:34 GMT+08:00