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2009 AFC Champions League
Tournament details
Dates 10 March 2009 - 7 November 2009
Teams 32
Final positions
Champions South Korea Pohang Steelers
Runner-up Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
Tournament statistics
Matches played 110
Goals scored 326 (2.96 per match)
Attendance 1,364,801 (12,407 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Leandro
(10 goals)
Best player South Korea Noh Byung-Joon
(Pohang Steelers)
2008
2010

The AFC Champions League 2009 is the 28th AFC Champions League, the top-level Asian club football tournament, and the 7th under the current AFC Champions League title. The final will take place at National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan on November 7. The winners will qualify for 2009 FIFA Club World Cup in UAE.

The champions league was expanded to 35 clubs this year, with 5 teams starting from a knockout qualifying stage. An extra stage in the knockout phase will be added so that the runners up as well as the winners from the group stage will progress. The previous season winner will no longer get a bye through to the knockout round. Each team is allowed to field a maximum of four foreign players this season, one of whom must be from an AFC Member Association country.

On 5 November 2008 it was announced that Qatar's leading telecom company Qtel will sponsor the AFC Champions League from 2009-2012.[1]

Contents

Qualification

A total of 35 teams will participate in the 2009 Champions League.[2]

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AFC assessment ranking

West Asia
Pos Member
Association
Points
(total 500)
Clubs Spots
Group stage Play-off AFC Cup
4 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 365 12 4 0 0
5 United Arab Emirates UAE 356 12 3 1 0
7 Iran Iran 340 18 4 0 0
9 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 289 16 2 0 1
10 Qatar Qatar 270 10 2 0 0
13 India India 202 10 0 1 1
East Asia
Pos Member
Association
Points
(total 500)
Clubs Spots
Group stage Play-off AFC Cup
1 Japan Japan 470 18 4 0 0
2 South Korea South Korea 441 14 4 0 0
3 People's Republic of China China 431 16 4 0 0
6 Australia Australia 343 8 2 0 0
8 Indonesia Indonesia 296 18 1 1 0
11 Singapore Singapore 279 12 0 1 1
12 Thailand Thailand 221 16 0 1 1
14 Vietnam Vietnam 191 14 0 0 2
Meet the criteria
Do not meet the criteria

Allocation of entries

Below is the qualification scheme for the 2009 Champions League:

Qualifying play-off: (5 teams)

Group stage: (32 teams)

The following teams had qualified for qualifying play-off, but were removed as their leagues did not meet the Champions League criteria:

Team Original qualification
Vietnam Binh Duong V-League 2008 champions
Bahrain Muharraq AFC Cup 2008 winners
Lebanon Safa AFC Cup 2008 runners-up

Qualified teams

West Asia (Group A-D)

Team Qualification App*
Group stage
Iran Persepolis Persian Gulf Cup 2007-08 champions 2nd
Iran Esteghlal Hazfi Cup 2007-08 winners 2nd
Iran Sepahan Persian Gulf Cup 2007-08 runners-up 5th
Iran Saba Battery Persian Gulf Cup 2007-08 3rd place 2nd
Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal Saudi Saudi Premier League 2007-08 champions 5th
Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab Saudi Champions Cup 2007-08 winners 4th
Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad Jeddah Saudi Premier League 2007-08 runners-up 5th
Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq Saudi Premier League 2007-08 4th place 1st
United Arab Emirates Al-Shabab Al-Arabi UAE League 2007-08 champions 1st
United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli Dubai UAE President Cup 2007-08 winners 2nd
United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira UAE League 2007-08 runners-up 1st
Uzbekistan Bunyodkor Uzbek League 2008 champions 2nd
Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent Uzbek League 2008 runners-up 7th
Qatar Al-Gharafa Qatar Stars League 2007-08 champions 3rd
Qatar Umm-Salal Emir of Qatar Cup 2007-08 winners 1st
Qualifying play-off winners
United Arab Emirates Sharjah UAE League 2007-08 4th place 2nd
Qualifying play-off participants
India Dempo I-League 2007-08 champions

East Asia (Group E-H)

Team Qualification App*
Group stage
Japan Kashima Antlers J. League 2008 champions 3rd
Japan Gamba Osaka Emperor's Cup 2008 winners 3rd
Japan Kawasaki Frontale J. League 2008 runners-up 2nd
Japan Nagoya Grampus J. League 2008 3rd place 1st
People's Republic of China Shandong Luneng Taishan Chinese Super League 2008 champions 3rd
People's Republic of China Shanghai Shenhua Chinese Super League 2008 runners-up 5th
People's Republic of China Beijing Guoan Chinese Super League 2008 3rd place 2nd
People's Republic of China Tianjin Teda Chinese Super League 2008 4th place 1st
Australia Newcastle United Jets A-League 2007–08 champions 1st
Australia Central Coast Mariners A-League 2007–08 premiers 1st
South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings K-League 2008 champions 2nd
South Korea Pohang Steelers Korean FA Cup 2008 winners 2nd
South Korea FC Seoul K-League 2008 runners-up 1st
South Korea Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i K-League 2008 3rd place 2nd
Indonesia Sriwijaya Liga Indonesia 2007 champions 1st
Qualifying play-off winners
Singapore Singapore Armed Forces S. League 2008 champions 1st
Qualifying play-off participants
Indonesia PSMS Medan Liga Indonesia 2007 runners-up
Thailand PEA Thailand Premier League 2008 champions

* Number of appearance in the group stage since the 2002/03 season, including quarterfinals appreance for the defending champions during 2004-2008 seasons

Schedule

Date Event
Dec 18 Draw for qualifying play-off
Jan 07 Draw for group stage
Feb 18 Qualifying play-off semi-final
Feb 25 Qualifying play-off finals
Mar 10 & 11 Group stage Match Day 1
Mar 17 & 18 Group stage Match Day 2
Apr 07 & 08 Group stage Match Day 3
Apr 21 & 22 Group stage Match Day 4
May 5 & 06 Group stage Match Day 5
Date Event
May 19 & 20 Group stage Match Day 6
May 27 Round of 16, West Asia
Jun 24 Round of 16, East Asia
Jun 29 Draw for remaining rounds
Sep 23 & 24 Quarter-finals 1st leg
Sep 30 Quarter-finals 2nd leg
Oct 21 Semi-finals 1st leg
Oct 28 Semi-finals 2nd leg
Nov 07 Final

Qualifying play-off

Team #1  Score  Team #2
East Asia Semi-final
PEA Thailand 1–4 (aet) Singapore Singapore Armed Forces
East Asia Final
Singapore Armed Forces Singapore 2–1 (aet) Indonesia PSMS Medan
West Asia Final
Sharjah United Arab Emirates 3–0 India Dempo

Group stage

The draw for the group stage was held on January 7, 2009 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Each club plays double round-robin (home and away) against fellow three group members, a total of 6 matches each. Each team had been numbered from 1 to 4, the numbers determine the order of the fixtures.

  • Match Day 1: 1 vs 4, 3 vs 2
  • Match Day 2: 2 vs 1, 4 vs 3
  • Match Day 3: 1 vs 3, 4 vs 2
  • Match Day 4: 3 vs 1, 2 vs 4
  • Match Day 5: 4 vs 1, 2 vs 3
  • Match Day 6: 1 vs 2, 3 vs 4

Clubs receive 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss.

Tie-breaking criteria

The clubs are ranked according to points and tie breakers are in following order:

  1. Greater number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned; (Away goals do not apply)
  3. Greater number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned; (Away goals do not apply)
  4. Goal difference in all the group matches;
  5. Greater number of goals scored in all the group matches;
  6. Kicks from the penalty mark if only two teams are involved and they are both on the field of play;
  7. Fewer score calculated according to the number of yellow and red cards received in the group matches; (1 point for each yellow card, 3 points for each red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for each direct red card, 4 points for each yellow card followed by a direct red card)
  8. Drawing of lots.

Winners and runners-up of each group will qualify for the next round.

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 6 4 2 0 10 4 +6 14
Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent 6 4 1 1 9 5 +4 13
Iran Saba Battery 6 1 2 3 7 9 −2 5
United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli 6 0 1 5 6 14 −8 1
  HIL AHL PAK SAB
Al-Hilal 2–1 2–0 1–1
Al-Ahli 1–3 1–2 3–5
Pakhtakor 1–1 2–0 2–1
Saba Battery 0–1 0–0 1–2

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Iran Persepolis 4 2 1 1 5 6 −1 7
Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab 4 2 1 1 4 2 +2 7
Qatar Al-Gharafa 4 1 0 3 7 8 −1 3
  GHA SHB PRS
Al-Gharafa 1–3 5–1
Al-Shabab 1–0 0–0
Persepolis 3–1 1–0

United Arab Emirates Sharjah withdrew from the competition with two games remaining. All results were declared null and void.[3]

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 6 3 3 0 14 4 +10 12
Qatar Umm-Salal 6 2 2 2 6 13 −7 8
United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira 6 0 5 1 6 7 −1 5
Iran Esteghlal 6 0 4 2 6 8 −2 4
  ITT JAZ EST UMS
Al-Ittihad 1–1 2–1 7–0
Al-Jazira 0–0 2–2 0–1
Esteghlal 1–1 1–1 1–1
Umm-Salal 1–3 2–2 1–0

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq 6 4 0 2 15 8 +7 12
Uzbekistan Bunyodkor 6 2 2 2 5 9 −4 8
Iran Sepahan 6 2 1 3 9 7 +2 7
United Arab Emirates Al-Shabab Al-Arabi 6 2 1 3 6 11 −5 7
  ETT SHB BUN SEP
Al-Ettifaq 4–1 4–0 2–1
Al-Shabab 1–4 2–0 2–1
Bunyodkor 2–1 0–0 2–2
Sepahan 3–0 2–0 0–1

Group E

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Japan Nagoya Grampus 6 3 3 0 10 4 +6 12
Australia Newcastle Jets 6 3 1 2 6 5 +1 10
South Korea Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 6 2 0 4 4 10 −6 6
People's Republic of China Beijing Guoan 6 1 2 3 4 5 −1 5
  BEI NAG NEW ULS
Beijing Guoan 1–1 2–0 0–1
Nagoya Grampus 0–0 1–1 4–1
Newcastle Jets 2–1 0–1 2–0
Ulsan Horang-i 1–0 1–3 0–1

Group F

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Japan Gamba Osaka 6 5 0 1 17 4 +13 15
South Korea FC Seoul 6 3 1 2 14 11 +3 10
People's Republic of China Shandong Luneng 6 2 1 3 10 9 +1 7
Indonesia Sriwijaya 6 1 0 5 7 24 −17 3
  OSA SEO SHA SRI
Gamba Osaka 1–2 3–0 5–0
FC Seoul 2–4 1–1 5–1
Shandong Luneng 0–1 2–0 5–0
Sriwijaya 0–3 2–4 4–2

Group G

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Japan Kashima Antlers 6 4 1 1 16 6 +10 13
South Korea Suwon Bluewings 6 4 0 2 12 8 +4 12
People's Republic of China Shanghai Shenhua 6 2 2 2 9 8 +1 8
Singapore SAFFC 6 0 1 5 4 19 −15 1
  KAS SAF SHA SUW
Kashima Antlers 5–0 2–0 3–0
SAFFC 1–4 1–1 0–2
Shanghai Shenhua 1–1 4–1 2–1
Suwon Bluewings 4–1 3–1 2–1

Group H

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
South Korea Pohang Steelers 6 3 3 0 7 3 +4 12
Japan Kawasaki Frontale 6 3 1 2 10 7 +3 10
People's Republic of China Tianjin Teda 6 2 2 2 6 5 +1 8
Australia Central Coast Mariners 6 0 2 4 5 13 −8 2
  CCM KAW POH TIA
CC Mariners 0–5 0–0 0–1
Kawasaki Frontale 2–1 0–2 1–0
Pohang Steelers 3–2 1–1 1–0
Tianjin Teda 2–2 3–1 0–0

Knockout stage

Round of 16

The draw for the round of 16 of the 2009 AFC Champions League was held on 7 January 2009, along with the draw for the group stage. The West Asian matches were played on 26 and 27 May. The East Asian matches were played on 24 June.

Team #1  Score  Team #2
West Asia
Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia 0–0 (aet)
(3–4p)
Qatar Umm-Salal
Persepolis Iran 0–1 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor
Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 2–1 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab
Al-Ettifaq Saudi Arabia 1–2 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent
East Asia
Nagoya Grampus Japan 2–1 South Korea Suwon Bluewings
Gamba Osaka Japan 2–3 Japan Kawasaki Frontale
Kashima Antlers Japan 2–2 (aet)
(4–5p)
South Korea FC Seoul
Pohang Steelers South Korea 6–0 Australia Newcastle Jets

Quarter-finals

The draw for the quarter-finals and the remaining knockout rounds took place at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on June 29, 2009. The first leg matches were played on 23–24 September, with the second leg matches played on 30 September.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Umm-Salal Qatar 4–3 South Korea FC Seoul 3–2 1–1
Kawasaki Frontale Japan 3–4 Japan Nagoya Grampus 2–1 1–3
Pakhtakor Tashkent Uzbekistan 1–5 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 1–1 0–4
Bunyodkor Uzbekistan 4–5 South Korea Pohang Steelers 3–1 1–4 (aet)

Semi-finals

The first leg matches will be played on 21 October, with the second leg matches will be played on 28 October 2009.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 8–3 Japan Nagoya Grampus 6–2 2–1
Pohang Steelers South Korea 4–1 Qatar Umm-Salal 2–0 2–1

Final

The 2009 AFC Champions League Final will be played on November 7 at National Stadium, Tokyo.

7 November 2009
19:00 (JST)
Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 1 – 2 South Korea Pohang Steelers National Olympic Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 25,743
Referee: Matthew Breeze (Australia)
Mohammed Noor Goal 74' Report Noh Byung-Joon Goal 57'
Kim Hyung-Il Goal 66'
AFC Champions League
2009 Winners
South Korea
Pohang Steelers
Third Title

Topscorers

As of 28 October 2009. Bold typeface indicates players and clubs still competing

Rank Player Club MD1 MD2 MD3 MD4 MD5 MD6 R16 QF1 QF2 SF1 SF2  F  Total
1 Brazil Leandro Japan Gamba Osaka 1 3 2 1 1 2 10
2 Ghana Prince Tagoe Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq 2 3 2 1 8
3 Brazil Denilson South Korea Pohang Steelers 3 1 1 2 7
4 Saudi Arabia Nasser Al-Shamrani Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab 1 1 3 1 6
5 Saudi Arabia Mohammed Noor Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 1 3 1 5
Japan Yoshizumi Ogawa Japan Nagoya Grampus 1 2 1 1 5
Morocco Hicham Aboucherouane Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 1 1 1 1 1 5
Montenegro Dejan Damjanović South Korea FC Seoul 3 1 1 5
Brazil Renatinho Japan Kawasaki Frontale 1 1 1 1 1 5
Uzbekistan Zaynitdin Tadjiyev Uzbekistan FC Pakhtakor Tashkent 1 1 1 1 1 5
Brazil Araújo Qatar Al-Gharafa 1 1 3 5

Fair Play Award

South Korea Pohang Steelers[4]

See also

Notes and references

External links


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