Hilal made the perfect with star Mudather 'Careca' Eltaib scoring after just two minutes before a capacity 35,000 crowd at the Al Hilal Stadium in Omdurman. But USM shrugged off the stamina-sapping heat to level 15 minutes later through recent signing Mohamed Amine Aoudia. Karim Baiteche scored the 67th-minute match-winner with his first goal of the Champions League campaign.
Algerian outfit Entente Setif won the Champions League last season, edging V Club from the Democratic Republic of Congo on away goals after both legs of the final were drawn.
A place at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015 go to the winners of the marquee African club football competition.