2004–05 Arab Champions League
The 2004–05 Arab Champions League is the second 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. Al-Ittihad Jeddah of Saudi Arabia won the final against CS Sfaxien of Tunisia.
|دوري أبطال العرب 2004–05|
|Dates||20 Sep 2004 – 1 Jul 2005|
|Teams||32 (from 1 association)|
|Champions||Al-Ittihad Jeddah (1st title)|
|Third place||Al-Ahli Jeddah|
|Goals scored||248 (2.58 per match)|
The Union of Arab Football Associations (UAFA) decided that Iraq would have only one representative team participating in the tournament, with the competition's sponsor ART inviting Al-Talaba to compete. The Iraqi FA refused to submit any clubs for the tournament unless UAFA allowed three teams from Iraq to participate. Four other countries had three participants: Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria and Saudi Arabia. The Iraqi FA nominated Erbil SC and Najaf FC (leaders of the Northern and Southern groups when the domestic championship was abandoned in spring 2004) to be the other two teams, but UAFA refused the Iraqi FA's request to allow these two teams to participate. The Iraqi FA then withdrew Al-Talaba from the tournament and were subsequently suspended from UAFA.
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Nejmeh SC||1–7||CS Sfaxien||0–1||1–6|
|Al-Muharraq SC||2–3||MC Alger||0–1||2–2|
|Kuwait SC||2–1||AS Salé||2–0||0–1|
|Al-Ahli Doha||5–1||Al-Hussein SC||3–0||2–1|
|Al-Ittihad Jeddah||12–0||Shaab Ibb||10–0||2–0|
|ASAC Concorde||0–4||ES Sétif||0–2||0–2|
|Olympic Azzaweya||1–4||Ghazl El-Mahalla||1–2||0–2|
|Al-Hilal||18–0||Gendarmerie Nationale FC||11–0||7–0|
|Al-Ittihad Tripoli||1–3||NA Hussein Dey||1–2||0–1|
|Muscat Club||3–4||CA Bizertin||1–1||1–3|
|Al-Aqsa SC||2–4||Al-Ahli Jeddah||1–3||1–1|
|Riffa SC||1–3||Wydad Casablanca||0–1||1–2|
|MC Alger||1||0||1 (4)|
|Al-Ittihad (p)||0||1||1 (5)|
|Wydad AC||0||1||1||Al-Ahli Jeddah||1||2||3|
CS Sfaxien won 4–2 on aggregate.
Al-Ittihad 1–1 MC Alger on aggregate. Al-Ittihad won 5–4 on penalties.
Al-Ahli Jeddah won 2–1 on aggregate.
Al-Hilal won 2–1 on aggregate.
|Al-Ahli Jeddah||0–3||CS Sfaxien|
|CS Sfaxien||4–4||Al-Ahli Jeddah|
|Guemamdia 9', 90'
|Kim 24', 55'
Lúcio Flávio 75'
CS Sfaxien won 7–4 on aggregate.
Al-Ittihad won 3–1 on aggregate.
Third place matchEdit
Al-Hilal won 5–3 on aggregate.
|CS Sfaxien||0–2||Al-Ittihad Jeddah|
|Al-Shahrani 63', 90'|
|Al-Ittihad Jeddah||2–1||CS Sfaxien|
|Gharbi 11' (o.g.)
Al-Ittihad won 4–1 on aggregate.
|2003–04 Arab Champions League|
- Arab Champions' League 2004–05 – rsssf.com