Nam Tae-hee’s Yokohama beats Park Yong-woo’s Al-Ain in Game 1 of ACL final

Japan’s Yokohama Marinos, who reached the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) final after defeating professional soccer’s K League 1 Ulsan HD, defeated Al Ain (UAE) in the first leg.

Yokohama won 2-1 at home against Al Ain in the first leg of the 2023-2024 ACL final at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Japan, on Nov. 11.

Yokohama, who defeated Ulsan in the semifinals to reach their second ACL final after the 1989-1990 season (runners-up), took advantage of their first-ever 온라인카지노 Asian title with a convincing victory at home.

Al Ain, the 2002-2003 ACL champions who defeated Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia) to reach the final, will face a tough second leg after falling behind to a first-half goal.

The second leg will be played at Al Ain’s home stadium, the Haji Bin Zayed Stadium, on June 26 at 1:00 p.m.

Al Ain took the lead in the 12th minute of the first leg through Mohammed Al Balushi, but Yokohama pulled off a thrilling comeback in the second half.

Yokohama equalized in the 27th minute through Asahi Uenaka’s header off a Jan Mateusz cross.

Then, in the 39th minute, Gota Watanabe slotted home a volley from Ryo Miyauichi’s attempt after another Mateusu cross for the game-winning goal.

Yokohama and Al Ain both have players from the Korean national team, making this final a “Korean Derby”.

Yokohama midfielder Nam Tae-hee started the match and played until the 32nd minute, while Al Ain midfielder Park Yong-woo played the full time.

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