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The 2003–04 Arab Champions League is the first edition of a new format called Arab Champions League replacing the former Arab Unified Club Championship. The teams represented Arab nations from Africa and Asia. CS Sfaxien of Tunisia won the final against El-Ismaily of Egypt.

2003–04 Arab Champions League
دوري أبطال العرب 2003–04
Tournament details
Dates24 Oct 2003 – 27 Jun 2004
Teams32 (from 1 association)
Final positions
ChampionsTunisia CS Sfaxien (2nd title)
Runners-upEgypt El-Ismaily
Third placeEgypt Zamalek SC
Fourth placeSaudi Arabia Al-Hilal
Tournament statistics
Matches played104
Goals scored277 (2.66 per match)
Top scorer(s)Senegal Tanem N'Daye (8 goals)
2003

Contents

First roundEdit

Qatar and UA Emirates forfeited for undisclosed reasons. Dahak Club (Djibouti) were originally announced as participants but apparently not included in the draw.

Zone AsiaEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Jaish   3–3 (a)   Al-Hilal 2–2 1–1
Al-Aqsa SC   3–4   Al-Zawra'a 1–3 2–1
Olympic Beirut   2–2 (a)   Al-Wehdat 1–2 1–0
Al-Qadsia   1–3   Al-Ahli Jeddah 1–2 0–1
Riffa SC   4–4 (a)   Kuwait SC 4–2 0–2
Al-Nasr   3–4   Al-Faisaly 2–0 1–4
Al-Ittihad Aleppo   0–2   Al-Ittihad Jeddah 0–0 0–2
Shaab Ibb   2–5   Al-Talaba 1–1 1–4

Zone AfricaEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
CS Sfaxien   5–3   Al-Hilal Benghazi 3–1 2–2
FC Nouadhibou   2–7   Zamalek SC 1–2 1–5
Al-Hilal Club   3–7   Espérance de Tunis 3–1 0–6
MAS Fez   2–3   USM Blida 1–3 1–0
Al-Ittihad Tripoli   2–5   Étoile du Sahel 1–5 1–0
MC Oran   3–7   El-Ismaily 1–1 2–6
Hassania Agadir   0–3   Al Ahly 0–0 0–3
Al-Merrikh   1–5   NA Hussein Dey 0–2 1–3

Second roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts HIL AHL ZSC WEH
  Al-Hilal 6 4 2 0 10 1 +9 14 3–0 3–0 2–0
  Al-Ahli Jeddah 6 3 2 1 9 8 +1 11 1–1 2–2 2–1
  Al-Zawra'a 6 1 3 2 8 10 −2 6 0–0 1–3 3–0
  Al-Wehdat 6 0 1 5 3 11 −8 1 0–1 0–1 2–2

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts ITT TSC KSC FAI
  Al-Ittihad Jeddah 6 3 3 0 6 1 +5 12 0–0 3–1 3–0
  Al-Talaba 6 3 3 0 8 4 +4 12 0–0 2–1 2–0
  Kuwait SC 6 2 1 3 10 9 +1 7 0–1 2–2 5–1
  Al-Faisaly 6 0 1 5 2 13 −11 1 0–0 1–2 0–1

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts ZSC CSS EST USMB
  Zamalek SC 6 4 1 1 11 5 +6 13 0–2 3–0 1–1
  CS Sfaxien 6 3 1 2 9 7 +2 10 1–3 0–1 1–0
  Espérance de Tunis 6 3 0 3 10 9 +1 9 1–2 1–3 2–1
  USM Blida 6 0 2 4 4 13 −9 2 0–2 2–2 0–5

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts ISC AHL ESS NAHD
  Al-Ismaily 6 2 3 1 8 4 +4 9 4–0 2–2 1–0
  Al Ahly 6 2 3 1 3 5 −2 9 1–0 0–0 1–1
  Étoile du Sahel 6 1 4 1 5 4 +1 7 1–1 0–0 2–0
  NA Hussein Dey 6 1 2 3 2 5 −3 5 0–0 0–1 1–0

Group stageEdit

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts CSS ISC AHL ITT
  CS Sfaxien 6 3 3 0 12 4 +8 12 4–0 1–1 2–1
  Al-Ismaily 6 2 2 2 7 12 −5 8 0–3 1–0 1–0
  Al-Ahli Jeddah 6 1 4 1 9 9 0 7 1–1 3–3 1–1
  Al-Ittihad Jeddah 6 0 3 3 7 10 −3 3 1–1 2–2 2–3

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts HIL ZSC TSC AHL
  Al-Hilal 4 2 1 1 5 4 +1 7 2–0 1–0
  Zamalek SC 4 2 1 1 5 4 +1 7 1–1 2–0
  Al-Talaba 4 1 0 3 4 6 −2 3 3–1 1–2
  Al Ahly 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0–0

Al Ahly withdrew after the first match of the group against Al-Hilal, the result of this match was not counted.

Knock-out stageEdit

Knock-out stage held in Beirut, Lebanon.

  Semifinals Final
                       
    Zamalek SC 0 1 1  
  CS Sfaxien 2 2 4  
    CS Sfaxien (p) 0 (4)
    El-Ismaily 0 (3)
  Al-Hilal 0 2 2
    El-Ismaily 2 1 3   Third place
 
  Zamalek SC 3
  Al-Hilal 2

SemifinalsEdit


CS Sfaxien  2–1  Zamalek SC
Ba   85'
N'Daye   90+17'
Ali   35'
El-Ismaily  1–2  Al-Hilal
Gamal   29' Ceesay   67'
Al-Ali   90+1'

Third place matchEdit

Zamalek SC  3–2  Al-Hilal
Saleh   6'
El-Tabei   26'
Seddek   83'
Al-Shalhoub   15'
Al-Swaileh   40'

FinalEdit

WinnersEdit

2003–04 Arab Champions League
 
CS Sfaxien
Second title

External linksEdit