After a win each for both teams in the previous two games, both teams looked to clinch the decider. 

De Guzman dribbled past a few QPR players to give Al Ahli an early lead. Less than 10 minutes later, debutant Nemanja Nikolic got his first goal for the Rs. Ricky van Wolfswinkel managed to bag himself a hat-trick before half time. The rest of the game remained a scrappy affair with both teams failing to find another goal.