Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Al-Hilal Saudi Club will meet its Qatari counterpart, Al-Duhail, on Sunday evening, at Al-Thumama Stadium, in the semi-final competitions in the 2022 AFC Champions League.
Al-Azraq Al-Hilali had surpassed the Iranian Foolad with a clean goal, to set a date with the Qatari club, which in turn defeated the Saudi youth with two goals to one.
Ahead of the Asian Summit, here are the most important facts and figures, according to the AFC website:
Tomorrow’s match will be the seventh between the two teams in the competition. They have previously met together in 6 confrontations.
Al-Hilal won twice, against Al-Duhail once, while the tie overshadowed 3 matches.
Al-Hilal is looking for a historic achievement
Blue Crescent reached the semi-finals for the seventh time since 2002.
The Saudi club is looking for a historic achievement by qualifying for the closing scene and then achieving the title for the third time in the last 4 years, as it won it in the 2019 and 2021 versions.
Al-Duhail became the fourth Qatari club to reach the semi-finals, after Umm Salal, Al-Jaish and Al-Sadd.
Al-Duhail aspires to reach the final, as the second Qatari club to achieve this after Al-Sadd, which won the title in 2011.
The Al-Hilal striker is considered one of the specialists in finding the net during the knockout stages of the competition.
The financial striker scored 3 goals, against the Iranian club Foolad this season, and against the Saudi clubs Al-Nasr and the South Korean Pohang Steelers in the 2021 edition.
The Al Duhail striker is one of the most prominent strikers to appear in the competition, scoring 15 goals in 13 matches.
The Kenyan striker has the highest scoring rate in recent times, with a goal every 77 minutes.
Statements to coaches
During the pre-match press conference, Al Duhail coach Hernan Crespo said: “If we want to win the title, we must beat the champion. We know that Al Hilal is the candidate to win the championship because it has great experience in the finals and has players with distinguished levels, but I also know that We have the chance to qualify, we will go into the game to win.”
While Al Hilal coach Ramon Diaz said: “We must put all our confidence and experience, take advantage of the beautiful times we live in, win the match tomorrow, and qualify for the final.”
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