Al Ain clinches the Asian Champions League with a resounding 5-1 victory over Yokohama F Marinos in the final, reclaiming the trophy after 21 years. The win was sealed in front of ecstatic fans at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium.

Despite losing the first leg, Al Ain secured a 6-3 aggregate victory, marking their first triumph in the competition since its inauguration in 2003. This monumental win was orchestrated by the team's Argentinian coach, Hernán Crespo.

The victory propels Al Ain as one of Asia's representatives at the FIFA Club World Cup 2025, alongside Al Hilal, Urawa Red Diamonds, and Ulsan HD.

The match saw standout performances from Soufiane Rahimi and Kodjo Laba, with Rahimi matching the record for most goals in an AFC Champions League season.