Al Hilal SFC vs Urawa Red Diamonds: A modern-day rivalry
Kuala Lumpur: The final of the AFC Champions League 2022™ sees Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal SFC take on Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds as the sides meet in the showpiece event for the third time in six editions of the tournament.
In a competition that is split into East and West until the final, it’s unprecedented to see teams from different sides of the continent face off so regularly. But with holders Al Hilal and Urawa continuing to shine in Asia’s most prestigious club competition, the pair have established a rivalry for the ages.
Riyadh: A quartet of Al Hilal SFC players are set to play their fifth AFC Champions League™ final in a few days’ time, marking a record for the competition, thanks to the club’s incredible run of form in recent years.
Over the years, many players have led their teams to battle for glory at the showpiece match of Asia’s top club competition. the-AFC.com looks at several players who have made multiple appearances in the final, be it for the same club or multiple clubs.