ACL final preview

Asia's finest set for Tokyo tussle

November 12, 2010
By John Duerden
The UEFA Champions League may be the premier club competition in the world but its eastern equivalent can increasingly hold its own. The Asian Champions League is holding its final in Tokyo on Saturday when either Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma of South Korea or Iran's Zob Ahan will lift the trophy, pocket the $1.5 million prize money and start planning for the Club World Cup in December.

The journey to the Japanese capital started nine months and thousands of air miles ago for both finalists, ...

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