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2001 CAF Champions League

The 2001 CAF Champions League was the 37th awarding of Africa's premier club football tournament prize organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and the 5th prize under the CAF Champions League format.

2001 CAF Champions League
Tournament details
Dates18 February – 21 December
Teams39 (from 39 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsEgypt Al Ahly (3rd title)
Runners-upSouth Africa Mamelodi Sundowns
Tournament statistics
Matches played92
Goals scored224 (2.43 per match)
2000
2002

In the knockout stage, was added the semifinal rounds so that the runners up as well as the winners from the group stage would progress. In the final, Al Ahly of Egypt defeated Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa to win their third title.

Qualifying roundsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Banjul   1–0   FC Derby 0–0 1–0
Inter Bom-Bom   0–3   Sony Elá Nguema 0–2 0–1
AS Fortior   1–3   St.-Michel United 0–0 1–3
Red Sea   2–2 (4-2 p)   Tourbillon FC 2–0 0–2
Anges de Fatima   1–1 (p)   Rayon Sport 1–0 0–1
AS Marsouins   3–1   Mbabane Highlanders 1–1 2–0
Mangasport   0–4   USFA 0–1 0–3

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ASC Diaraf   2–1   Real Banjul 1–0 1–1
ASEC Mimosas   2–2 (4-3 p)   Stade Malien 2–0 0–2
Julius Berger   8–0   Sony Elá Nguema 5–0 3–0
SC Villa   4–3   Vital'O FC 2–2 2–1
AS Marsouins   4–4 (a)   St.-Michel United 3–2 1–2
Al Ahly   3–1   Red Sea FC 3–0 0–1
ES Tunis   4–1   JS du Ténéré 1–0 3–1
Saint George   1–1 (a)   Tusker FC 1–1 0–0
Young Africans   4–2   Highlanders FC 2–2 2–01
Mamelodi Sundowns   2–0   Costa do Sol 0–0 2–0
CR Belouizdad   3–1   Al Ahli Tripoli 2–0 1–1
Al-Merrikh   4–1   Power Dynamos 2–0 2–1
Raja Casablanca   3–3 (a)   USFA 2–0 1–3
TP Mazembe   2–0   Anges de Fatima 1–0 1–0
Hearts of Oak   4–6   Étoile du Congo 3–1 1–5
Fovu Club   4–5   Petro Atlético 2–2 2–3

1 The match was abandoned at 80' with Young Africans leading 2–0 and about to take a penalty, after local fans hurled plastic chairs onto the pitch and at the players and officials.

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ASEC Mimosas   2–2 (3-2 p)   ASC Diaraf 2–0 0–2
SC Villa   1–3   Julius Berger 1–0 0–3
Al Ahly   6–0   St.-Michel United 5–0 1–0
Tusker FC   2–2 (a)   ES Tunis 2–1 0–1
Mamelodi Sundowns   6–5   Young Africans 3–2 3–3
Al-Merrikh   2–3   CR Belouizdad 2–0 0–3
TP Mazembe   3–2   Raja Casablanca 2–0 1–2
Petro Atlético   6–3   Étoile du Congo 4–1 2–2

Group stageEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the Knockout stage

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts ESP SUN JUL TPM
  ES Tunis 6 2 3 1 8 7 +1 9 0–0 3–2 2–1
  Mamelodi Sundowns 6 2 3 1 2 2 0 9 0–0 1–0 1–0
  Julius Berger 6 2 1 3 6 6 0 7 1–1 2–0 1–0
  TP Mazembe 6 2 1 3 5 6 −1 7 3–2 0–0 1–0

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts PET AHL ASEC BEL
  Petro Atlético 6 4 0 2 10 8 +2 12 1–3 0–1 2–1
  Al Ahly 6 4 0 2 9 7 +2 12 2–4 2–1 1–0
  ASEC Mimosas 6 3 1 2 12 5 +7 10 1–2 1–0 7–0
  CR Belouizdad 6 0 1 5 2 13 −11 1 0–1 0–1 1–1

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

  Semi-finals Final
                         
  Mamelodi Sundowns (p) 2 0 2 (5)  
  Petro Atlético 0 2 2 (3)  
      Mamelodi Sundowns 1 0 1
    Al Ahly 1 3 4
  Al Ahly (a) 0 1 1
  ES Tunis 0 1 1  

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mamelodi Sundowns   2–2 (5–3 p)   Petro Atlético 2–0 0–2
Al Ahly   1–1 (a)   ES Tunis 0–0 1–1

FinalEdit

Mamelodi Sundowns  1–1  Al Ahly
Al Ahly  3–0  Mamelodi Sundowns
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Abderrahim El Arjoun (Morocco)

Top goalscorersEdit

External linksEdit