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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.

2004–05 Arab Champions League
دوري أبطال العرب 2004–05
Tournament details
Dates20 Sep 2004 – 1 Jul 2005
Teams32 (from 1 association)
Final positions
ChampionsSaudi Arabia Al-Ittihad Jeddah (1st title)
Runners-upTunisia CS Sfaxien
Third placeSaudi Arabia Al-Ahli Jeddah
Fourth placeSaudi Arabia Al-Hilal
Tournament statistics
Matches played96
Goals scored248 (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.

Contents

First roundEdit

Al-Hussein SC apparently replaced Al-Wehdat SC.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Nejmeh SC   1–7   CS Sfaxien 0–1 1–6
Al-Karamah   0–1   Zamalek SC 0–0 0–1
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-Qadsia   1–1 (a)   Al-Faisaly 1–1 0–0
Tishreen   0–5   Al-Ismaily 0–3 0–2
Al-Ahed   1–3   Club Africain 1–1 0–2
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

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts CSS MCA ZSC KSC
  CS Sfaxien 6 4 1 1 13 3 +10 13 4–0 2–0 1–0
  MC Alger 6 3 1 2 6 12 −6 10 2–1 0–0 3–2
  Zamalek SC 6 2 3 1 9 5 +4 9 1–1 5–0 2–1
  Kuwait SC 6 0 1 5 4 12 −8 1 0–4 0–1 1–1

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts ITT AHL ESS GHA
  Al-Ittihad Jeddah 6 4 1 1 12 6 +6 13 1–1 2–0 2–1
  Al-Ahli Doha 6 2 3 1 8 6 +2 9 3–2 1–1 2–0
  ES Sétif 6 2 2 2 4 5 −1 8 0–2 1–0 2–0
  Ghazl El-Mahalla 6 0 2 4 3 10 −7 2 1–3 1–1 0–0

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts ISC HIL CAF FAI
  Al-Ismaily 6 5 1 0 11 5 +6 16 2–0 2–1 2–1
  Al-Hilal 6 2 2 2 8 8 0 8 1–1 3–1 2–1
  Club Africain 6 2 1 3 5 7 −2 7 1–2 1–0 0–0
  Al-Faisaly 6 0 2 4 5 9 −4 2 1–2 2–2 0–1

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts WAC AHL NAHD CAB
  Wydad Casablanca 6 2 3 1 7 4 +3 9 1–1 3–0 1–0
  Al-Ahli Jeddah 6 1 5 0 6 5 +1 8 1–1 1–1 1–0
  NA Hussein Dey 6 1 4 1 9 9 0 7 1–1 2–2 3–0
  CA Bizertin 6 1 2 3 3 7 −4 5 1–0 0–0 2–2

Knock-out stageEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                   
  Al-Ahli Doha 1 1 2  
  CS Sfaxien 2 2 4  
    Al-Ahli Jeddah 0 4 4  
    CS Sfaxien 3 4 7  
  MC Alger 1 0 1 (4)
  Al-Ittihad (p) 0 1 1 (5)  
    CS Sfaxien 0 1 1
    Al-Ittihad 2 2 4
  Al-Ahli Jeddah 2 0 2  
  Al-Ismaily 0 1 1  
    Al-Hilal 0 1 1 Third place
    Al-Ittihad 1 2 3  
  Al-Hilal 1 1 2   Al-Hilal 3 2 5
  Wydad AC 0 1 1     Al-Ahli Jeddah 1 2 3

QuarterfinalsEdit

CS Sfaxien  2–1  Al-Ahli Doha
Taher   8' (o.g.)
Kouassi   38'
Jawhar   57'

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.

SemifinalsEdit

CS Sfaxien  4–4  Al-Ahli Jeddah
Guemamdia   9'90'
Massaoud   28'
Nafti   64'
Kim   24'55'
Lúcio Flávio   75'
Al-Meshal   82'

CS Sfaxien won 7–4 on aggregate.


Al-Ittihad won 3–1 on aggregate.

Third place matchEdit

Al-Hilal  3–1  Al-Ahli Jeddah
Al-Mofarij   53'
Camacho   60'
Al-Jaber   87'
Pereira   75'

Al-Hilal won 5–3 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

CS Sfaxien  0–2  Al-Ittihad Jeddah
Al-Shahrani   63'90'
Referee: Jassem Al-Heel (Qatar)

Al-Ittihad won 4–1 on aggregate.

WinnersEdit

2003–04 Arab Champions League
 
Al-Ittihad Jeddah
First title

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