Moussa Maréga and Al Hilal on the roof of Asia • Malijet

Moussa Marega and his Saudi club Al Hilal won the Asian Champions League on Tuesday against the Koreans from the Pohang Steelers (2-0). Arrived this year in the Arabian Peninsula, the Malian international scored the liberating goal at the hour mark, well launched in the area by the Franco-Senegalese Bafetimbi Gomis.

Al Hilal opened the scoring in the sixteenth second of play on a bright strike from Saudi Nasser Al Dawsari. The fastest goal in the history of the competition which erases the one scored in 2015 by the Sierra Leonean Mohamed Kallon. Trained by the Portuguese Leonardo Jardim, Al Hilal becomes the most successful club on the Asian continent with 4 Champions Leagues.

Next January, the Saudis will play in the World Club Championship alongside Chelsea, European champion and Al Ahly, African champion. This means that Moussa Marega could find another Malian on his way, namely Aliou Dieng, winner of the last two editions of the African Champions League with Al Ahly of Egypt.

Source Euronews With L’ESSOR