A showdown with Al Hilal awaits Urawa Reds after their 2-1 aggregate victory over Shanghai SIPG in the AFC Champions League semi-finals.
Omar Kharbin followed up his first-leg hat-trick with two more goals to set up a final against either Urawa Red Diamonds or Shanghai SIPG.
Shanghai SIPG could only manage a 1-1 home draw in the first leg of the AFC Champions League semi-final against Urawa Red Diamonds.
Abdullah Ateef was sent off for Al Hilal but the hosts still ran out handsome winners to close in on a place in the final.
Urawa Reds are into the AFC Champions League last four after beating J-League rivals Kawasaki Frontale 5-4 on aggregate.
Shanghai SIPG reached the AFC Champions League semi-finals despite earlier losing their four-goal first-leg lead over Guangzhou Evergrande.
Al Hilal remain unbeaten in this season's AFC Champions League after knocking out Al Ain in the last eight.
Kawasaki Frontale defeated J-League rivals Urawa Reds 3-1 in the AFC Champions League quarter-final first leg.
Al-Ahli drew at Persepolis and Shanghai SIPG established a dominant first-leg lead in Tuesday's quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League.
Neither Al Ain nor Al Hilal could break the deadlock in a hotly-contested AFC Champions League quarter-final first leg on Monday.