Urawa Reds claimed the Asian Champions League title for the first time in a decade after Rafael Silva scored in the 88th minute to seal a 2-1 aggregate win over Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal with a 1-0 final second-leg win on Saturday.

A crowd of 57,727 at Saitama Stadium had to endure a nervy 90 minutes following a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Riyadh on Nov. 18, with Saudi champions Al Hilal dominating possession and the second leg poised on a knife-edge.

But Silva clinched the deal when he charged forward on a late attack and blasted the ball past goalkeeper Abdullah Almuaiouf, handing Urawa the title for the second time and giving Japan its first Asian champion since Gamba Osaka in 2008.