Urawa Red Diamonds won the AFC Champions League title 10 years after they won their last one, in this time they beat Al Hilal 1-0
Urawa Reds will now represent not only Japan also as the Asian champion they will play their 2nd FIFA Club World Cup.
They have become the only Japanese team on winning 2 Asian club championship titles
This time Asia have 2 representants
Urawa as Asian champion and Al Jazira from UAE as the league champion of the host nation of the tournament.
Sheriff Tiraspol from Moldova won 1-0 vs Zlin and became the leaders of their group, theyr also leads a group for the first time in all their history of participations in European competitions, Sheriff is making one of their best campaigns in their history beating Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1 at Lokomotiv stadium, a historic result for the Moldovans and holding them to a 1-1 draw in Tiraspol and also Sheriff held 2 times to a 0-0 draw vs Copenhague at home and vs Zlin in the Czech Republic. Now they just need a point r to win in vs Copenhague at Parken stadium to qualify for the next round.
No advantages were taken between Al Hilal and Urawa in which it was a very interesting and eciting match where Al Hilal produced a lot of attacks and were very ofensive during the course of almost all the match.
Urawa took the lead with an early goal from Rafael Silva while Syrian star Kharbin equalized the score in the 37 minute, Urawa´s goalkeeper Nishikawa was a key factor in Urawa´s important away draw because he made many important saves and keep at bay the Al Hilal offensive machine.