South Korea’s Ulsan beat Al Ahli to win Asian Champions League

Reuters, Saturday 10 Nov 2012

South Koreans Ulsan Hyundai made the most of home advantage as they easily beat Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia 3-0 in the final of the Asian Champions League on Saturday

Ulsan Hyundai
Ulsan Hyundai (Photo: AP)

Captain Kwak Tae-hwi opened the scoring in the 13th minute with Brazilian forward Rafinha and midfielder Kim Seung-yong adding second half goals as the Koreans won Asia's premier club tournament for the first time.

Ulsan collected the $1.5 million winners cheque and will now represent Asia in the FIFA Club World Cup next month in Japan where they will take on Mexican side Monterrey in the quarter-finals.

Al Ahli never looked like winning their first Champions League title as they struggled throughout the final, played in Korea after a draw by organisers the Asian Football Confederation in June.

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