Reda Saleem (Dubai)
There is no sound louder than the summit of the century between the Saudi victory and Al Hilal in the AFC Champions League semi-final in a struggle inside and outside the stadium, as social networking sites have turned into an arena for talking about the match and shipping the yellow and blue fans to the expected summit, which is the number 169 in the history of the two teams.
Al-Nassr collides with its rivals Al-Hilal in the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League in a purely Saudi derby, which is the first confrontation in the history of the two teams at the continental level, and is receiving public attention at the Marsool Park Stadium.
The two teams enter the “Riyadh Summit” with high spirits after victory over Al-Wahda 5-1 and Al-Hilal Al-Areed’s victory over Iran’s Peruzi 3-0. Al-Hilal is looking to climb to the final to win the fourth title in the competition, after achieving it in 1991, 2000 and 2019, while victory sets its sights on the first final in The current system of the competition after its runner-up in 1995.
The meetings of Saudi clubs are renewed in the “Champions” League, and the Riyadh derby will be the 13th meeting between Saudi clubs in the AFC Champions League. Al-Nasr and Al-Hilal have previously met in 168 matches throughout history, and Al-Hilal achieved 66 wins, compared to 59 wins for Al-Nassr, and 43 draws between the two teams.
Majed Abdullah is the legend of the “global”, the historical scorer of the “capital derby” with 21 goals, while Sami Al-Jaber is the legend of the leader who has visited the “global” net with 10 goals.
The “Mrsoul Park” stadium is a source of happiness for the fans of Al-Nasr in front of Al-Hilal, and the confrontation is the fourth on the stadium, which witnessed 3 derbies that surpassed the yellow twice, and the tie was the master of the situation in one.
The winner of the summit of the century will meet with the winner of the South Korean Ulsan-Hyundai confrontation with his compatriot Pohang Steelers, the defending champion three times, the last of which was in 2009 at Jeonju Stadium, which means that the final will be a “Saudi-Korean”.