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The 2002-03 AFC Champions League was the first edition under the current AFC Champions League title. Al-Ain of the United Arab Emirates beat BEC Tero Sasana of Thailand 2–1 on aggregate.

2002–2003 AFC Champions League
Tournament details
Dates13 August – 27 November 2002
(Qualifying rounds)
9 March – 11 October 2003
(Group & Final stages)
Teams16 (Group stage)
Final positions
ChampionsUnited Arab Emirates Al-Ain (1st title)
Runners-upThailand BEC Tero Sasana
Tournament statistics
Matches played30
Goals scored104 (3.47 per match)
Top scorer(s)China Hao Haidong
(9 goals)
Best player(s)Thailand Therdsak Chaiman
2001–02 (Asian Club Championship)
2004

Contents

QualificationEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1.   BEC Tero Sasana 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 7
2.   Daejeon Citizen 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 6
3.   Shanghai Shenhua 3 1 0 2 6 7 −1 3
4.   Kashima Antlers 3 0 1 2 5 7 −2 1





Group BEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1.   Dalian Shide 3 2 1 0 10 2 +8 7
2.   Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 6
3.   Shimizu S-Pulse 3 1 1 1 8 2 +6 4
4.   Osotsapa FC 3 0 0 3 1 20 −19 0



Osotsapa FC  1–7  Dalian Shide
Vimol Jankam   13' (Report)[permanent dead link] Hao Haidong   27'32'49'61'
Yan Song   60'
Zou Jie   80'
Dong Fangzhuo   82'


Group CEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1.   Al-Ain 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9
2.   Al Sadd 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
3.   Esteghlal 3 1 0 2 5 7 −2 3
4.   Al-Hilal 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3

Al-Ain  1–0  Al-Hilal
Gharib Harib   12' (pen.) (Report)




Esteghlal  1–3  Al-Ain
Ali Samereh   67' (Report)[permanent dead link] Faisal Ali   65'
Boubacar Sanogo   76'
Gharib Harib   78'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee:   Lu Jun

Group DEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1.   Pakhtakor 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 9
2.   Persepolis 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
3.   Al-Talaba 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
4.   Nisa Asgabat 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0


Al-Talaba  3–0  Nisa Asgabat
Fawzi Abdulsada   10'
Younis Mahmoud   24'90'
(Report)



Knock-out stageEdit

BracketEdit

  Semi-finals Final
                         
  Al-Ain 4 3 7  
  Dalian Shide 2 4 6  
      Al-Ain 2 0 2
    BEC Tero Sasana 0 1 1
  BEC Tero Sasana 3 0 3
  Pakhtakor 1 1 2  

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
BEC Tero Sasana   3–2   Pakhtakor 3–1 0–1
Al-Ain   7–6   Dalian Shide 4–2 3–4

First legEdit


Al-Ain  4–2  Dalian Shide
Boubacar Sanogo   62' (pen.)   83'
Mohammad Omar   64'
Rami Yaslam   75'
(Report)[permanent dead link] Hao Haidong   17'
Li Yao   88'

Second legEdit

BEC Tero Sasana won 3–2 on aggregate.


Dalian Shide  4–3  Al-Ain
Wang Peng   27'
Zoran Jankovic   77'
Hao Haidong   81'84'
(Report) Rodrigo Fabiano   46'
Mohammad Omar   65'
Farhad Majidi   87'
Attendance: 46,000

Al-Ain won 7–6 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Ain   2–1   BEC Tero Sasana 2–0 0–1

First legEdit

Second legEdit

Al-Ain won 2–1 on aggregate.

Top scorersEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Matches was postponed from 22 April 2003 to 30 August 2003 due to SARS outbreak in China.

External linksEdit