Saitama: Salem Al-Dawsari and Bafetimbi Gomis were the heroes as Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal beat Urawa Red Diamonds 2-0 on Sunday and 3-0 on aggregate to claim a record-equalling third Asian club title in the AFC Champions League.Al-Dawsari scored with 16 minutes left and top-scorer Gomis grabbed his 11th of the competition in injury time as the Saudi giants ended a 19-year wait for their third continental trophy, joining South Korea’s Pohang Steelers as the only three-time Asian champions. Al Hilal, beaten by Japan’s Urawa in the 2017 final, also became the competition’s first West Asian winners since Qatar’s Al Sadd in 2011, torpedoing a run of victories by clubs from Japan, South Korea, China and Australia.Al Hilal had the better of the opening half as they looked to build on their 1-0 win in the first leg, when Andre Carrillo scored the only goal.Both goalkeepers were forced into action early on, but it was Urawa’s Takahiro Sekine who had the best chance of the half when his point-blank volley was scrambled away by Hilal custodian Abdullah Al-Mayoof.After the break tournament top-scorer Gomis, with 10 goals en route to the final, drew a reaction save from Shuzaku Nishikawa when he connected with a menacing cross at the near post.Gomis found Nishikawa in his path once again when he chested down Sebastian Giovinco’s cross and side-footed his volley straight at the Urawa goalkeeper.However, they were ominous signs for the hosts and Al Hilal finally prised open the Urawa defence with a sweeping move on 74 minutes.Man-of-the-match Giovinco provided the final ball for Salem who gratefully prodded home the winner after a sequence of passes that caught out the backpedalling Urawa defenders.Gomis came within inches of connecting with a diving header in the dying moments, but the towering forward was not to be denied later as he smashed in Al Hilal’s second in the third minute of injury time.The Saudi giants have endured a continental trophy drought since 2000 when they won the tournament for the second time, the first being in 1991 when it was called the Asian Club Championship.They came close in 2014 and 2017 when they reached the final, only to be beaten by Western Sydney Wanderers and Urawa respectively. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. afcAFC Champions LeagueAl Hilalchampions league First Published: November 24, 2019, 6:05 PM IST
Varun Dhawan, Bollywood actor and well-known WWE fan, is excited about WWE Live in India on December 9 at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.Taking to Twitter to express his excitement, he posted a video asking his fellow WWE fans to not miss the event in Delhi.”Delhi it is going to be one crazy live show,” he said.”This is the biggest announcement I’ve ever made. The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is coming to Delhi. They are going to be here on 9th of December. WWE is back in India, Triple H takes on Jinder Mahal . After 15 years, he (Triple H) is wrestling in India. The Shield is going to in wrestling action. Finn Balor, the demon King, is here. He is taking on Bray Wyatt. It will be an insane show. Seth Rollins, the King Slayer is there. Dean Ambrose, the Lunatic Fringe, is there. Book your tickets,” he said in the [email protected] @WWERomanReigns @WWERollins @JinderMahal @TripleH the wwe is live in india in delhi on dec 9 th book your tickets nowwwwww pic.twitter.com/CidGxj0vOY- Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) November 30, 2017Jinder Mahal had earlier posted a video saying that “the match has been made, the biggest match in India’s history.” The biggest match in Indian history is set. So @TripleH … are YOU ready? @WWEIndia pic.twitter.com/yOXkMfolkm- The Maharaja (@JinderMahal) November 22, 2017Triple H (Paul Michael Levesque) posted a video on his Facebook page, announcing, ” When you (Jinder Mahal) step into the ring on December 9th Jinder Mahal, I will teach you there is only ONE king.”advertisement”Jinder Mahal, as December 9, approaches, you must ask yourself why I am back, why I am stepping back in the ring, why am I coming to India, to New Delhi to face the ‘Modern Day Maharaja’?” he said.Jinder Mahal was earlier slated to face Kevin Owens. However, plans changed and Owens will not travel and has been replaced by Triple H, who will take on Jinder in the main-event on December 9.The list of matches scheduled for the event:Triple H vs Jinder MahalThe Shield: Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose vs. Samoa Joe and RAW Tag Team Champions Cesaro and SheamusBraun Strowman vs. KaneFinn Balor vs Bray WyattRAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss vs. Sasha BanksJason Jordan vs EliasWWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore vs. KalistoApollo Crews and Titus O’Neil vs Gallows and AndersonJeet Rama and Kishan Rafter vs The Miztourage*Talent line-up subject to change
Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King says he is working to get back on House committees in the near future.King was stripped of his assignments by Republican leadership in January after an article appeared in the New York Times that quoted King as asking how the terms “white supremacy” and “white nationalism” became offensive.The 4th District House Republican says he has had conversations with the House GOP Leadership to change his status.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/KING3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………too nice too long. ;12King says he has never been charged with any crime, and he says what he said has since been proven to be true:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/KING4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…..objectively true. 3x :25King says the only other instances Congressional members were stripped of their committee assignments was when they were found guilty of crimes.King says if the action against him stands, then the right for freedom of speech will be jeopardized:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/KING5.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….someone else. ;20King says he will continue to “put the heat on the GOP leadership.