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The 2004 AFC Champions League was the 23rd edition of the top-level Asian club football tournament and the 2nd edition under the current AFC Champions League title. The title was won by Al-Ittihad over Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma.

2004 AFC Champions League
Tournament details
Dates10 February – 1 December 2004
Teams26
Final positions
ChampionsSaudi Arabia Al-Ittihad (1st title)
Runners-upSouth Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Tournament statistics
Matches played80
Goals scored252 (3.15 per match)
Top scorer(s)South Korea Kim Do-hoon
(9 goals)
2005

Contents

FormatEdit

Group Stage

A total of 28 clubs were divided into 7 groups of four, based on region i.e. East Asian and Southeast Asian clubs were drawn in groups E to G, while the rest were grouped in groups A to D. Each club played double round-robin (home and away) against fellow three group members, a total of 6 matches each. Clubs received 3pts for a win, 1pt for a tie, 0pts for a loss. The clubs were ranked according to points and tie breakers were in the following order:

  • Points earned between the clubs in question
  • Goal Differential between the clubs in question
  • Goals For between the clubs in question
  • Points earned within the group
  • Goal Differential within the group
  • Goals For within the group

The seven group winners along with the defending champion advanced to the quarter-finals.

Knockout Round

All 8 clubs were randomly matched; however, the only restriction was that the clubs from the same country could not face each other in the quarter-finals. The games were conducted in 2 legs, home and away, and the aggregate score decided the match winner. If the aggregate score couldn't produce a winner, "away goals rule" was used. If still tied, clubs played extra time, where "away goals rule" still applied. If still tied, the game went to penalties.

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Pakhtakor 4 2 1 1 3 1 +2 7
  Zob Ahan 4 1 2 1 4 5 −1 5
  Qatar SC 4 0 3 1 3 4 −1 3
  Riffa 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 Riffa withdrew, citing security concerns; they were suspended from AFC competitions for two years.

11 February 2004 Zob Ahan 1–0 Pakhtakor
25 February 2004 Pakhtakor 1–0 Qatar SC
6 April 2004 Zob Ahan 3–3 Qatar SC
21 April 2004 Qatar SC 0–0 Zob Ahan
5 May 2004 Pakhtakor 2–0 Zob Ahan
19 May 2004 Qatar SC 0–0 Pakhtakor

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Al-Wahda 4 1 3 0 3 0 +3 6
  Al Sadd 4 1 2 1 1 1 0 5
  Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 4 1 1 2 1 4 −3 4
  Al Qadisiya 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 On 20 April, following the match between Al-Qadisiya and Al-Sadd, Kuwaiti security personnel assaulted the visiting players; Al-Qadisiya were ejected from the competition and banned from AFC competitions for three years. Their record was expunged.

11 February 2004 Al Wahda 0–0 Al Sadd
25 February 2004 Al Sadd 1–0 Al Quwa Al Jawiya
6 April 2004 Al Wahda 3–0 Al Quwa Al Jawiya
6 April 2004 Al Quwa Al Jawiya 0–0 Al Wahda
5 May 2004 Al Sadd 0–0 Al Wahda
18 May 2004 Al Quwa Al Jawiya 1–0 Al Sadd

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Sharjah 6 5 1 0 16 4 +12 16
  Al-Hilal 6 4 1 1 12 6 +6 13
  Al-Shurta 6 2 0 4 9 9 0 6
  Al-Ahli 1 6 0 0 6 0 18 −18 0

1 Al-Ahli withdrew as the Bahraini FA called up seven of their players for the national team and Olympic squads for their World Cup and Olympic Games qualifying matches. They were fined and all of the other teams in the group were awarded 3-0 walkover victories against them.[1]

10 February 2004 Sharjah 2–0 Al Shurta
25 February 2004 Al Hilal 0–0 Sharjah
6 April 2004 Al Shurta 1–2 Al Hilal
21 April 2004 Al Hilal 2–0 Al Shurta
4 May 2004 Al Shurta 2–3 Sharjah
18 May 2004 Sharjah 5–2 Al Hilal

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Al-Ittihad 6 4 1 1 14 4 +10 13
  Sepahan 6 4 1 1 15 10 +5 13
  Al-Arabi 6 2 2 2 8 10 −2 8
  Neftchi 6 0 0 6 5 18 −13 0
10 February 2004 Sepahan 4–0 Neftchi
11 February 2004 Al Ittihad 2–0 Al Arabi
24 February 2004 Neftchi 1–3 Al Ittihad
24 February 2004 Al Arabi 2–2 Sepahan
7 April 2004 Sepahan 3–2 Al Ittihad
20 April 2004 Al Ittihad 4–0 Sepahan
21 April 2004 Al Arabi 3–2 Neftchi
4 May 2004 Neftchi 1–3 Sepahan
4 May 2004 Al Arabi 0–0 Al-Ittihad
18 May 2004 Sepahan 3–1 Al Arabi
18 May 2004 Al-Ittihad 3–0 Neftchi
26 May 2004 Neftchi 1–2 Al Arabi

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 6 4 0 2 14 5 +9 12
  Jubilo Iwata 6 4 0 2 14 11 +3 12
  Shanghai Shenhua 6 3 0 3 7 9 −2 9
  BEC Tero 6 1 0 5 6 16 −10 3
11 February 2004 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1–2 Jubilo Iwata
11 February 2004 BEC Tero 4–1 Shanghai Shenhua
25 February 2004 Jubilo Iwata 3–0 BEC Tero
25 February 2004 Shanghai Shenhua 0–1 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
6 April 2004 Jubilo Iwata 2–1 Shanghai Shenhua
7 April 2004 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 4–0 BEC Tero
20 April 2004 BEC Tero 0–4 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
22 April 2004 Shanghai Shenhua 3–2 Jubilo Iwata
5 May 2004 Shanghai Shenhua 1–0 BEC Tero
12 May 2004 Jubilo Iwata 2–4 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
19 May 2004 BEC Tero 2–3 Jubilo Iwata
19 May 2004 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 0–1 Shanghai Shenhua

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Dalian Shide 6 5 0 1 11 5 +6 15
  Hoang Anh Gia Lai 6 2 1 3 10 10 0 7
  Krung Thai Bank 6 2 1 3 8 11 −3 7
  PSM Makassar 6 2 0 4 9 12 −3 6
10 February 2004 Krung Thai 0–2 Dalian Shide
11 February 2004 Hoang Anh 5–1 PSM Makassar
24 February 2004 Dalian Shide 2–0 Hoang Anh
25 February 2004 PSM Makassar 2–3 Krung Thai
6 April 2004 Hoang Anh 0–1 Krung Thai
7 April 2004 PSM Makassar 0–1 Dalian Shide
21 April 2004 Krung Thai 2–2 Hoang Anh
21 April 2004 Dalian Shide 2–1 PSM Makassar
4 May 2004 Dalian Shide 3–1 Krung Thai
5 May 2004 PSM Makassar 3–0 Hoang Anh
18 May 2004 Hoang Anh 3–1 Dalian Shide
18 May 2004 Krung Thai 1–2 PSM Makassar

Group GEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 6 5 0 1 24 4 +20 15
  Yokohama F. Marinos 6 5 0 1 19 3 +16 15
  Persik Kediri 6 1 1 4 5 27 −22 4
  Binh Dinh 6 0 1 5 3 17 −14 1
10 February 2004 Binh Dinh 0–3 Yokohama F. Marinos
11 February 2004 Persik Kediri 1–2 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
24 February 2004 Yokohama F. Marinos 4–0 Persik Kediri
25 February 2004 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 2–0 Binh Dinh
7 April 2004 Binh Dinh 2–2 Persik Kediri
7 April 2004 Yokohama F. Marinos 1–2 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
21 April 2004 Persik Kediri 1–0 Binh Dinh
21 April 2004 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 0–1 Yokohama F. Marinos
5 May 2004 Yokohama F. Marinos 6–0 Binh Dinh
11 May 2004 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 15–0 Persik Kediri
19 May 2004 Persik Kediri 1–4 Yokohama F. Marinos
19 May 2004 Binh Dinh 1–3 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma

Knock-out stageEdit

BracketEdit

  Quarter finals Semi-finals Final
                                   
  Dalian Shide 1 0 1  
  Al-Ittihad 1 1 2  
    Al-Ittihad 2 2 4  
    Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1 2 3  
  Al-Ain 0 1 1
  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1 4 5  
    Al-Ittihad 1 5 6
    Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 3 0 3
  Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 6 5 11  
  Sharjah 0 2 2  
    Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 0 2 2
    Pakhtakor 0 0 0  
  Al-Wahda 1 0 1
  Pakhtakor 1 4 5  

Quarter finalsEdit

First-leg home team shown first. First-leg home team score shown first for both legs.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Ain   1–5   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 0–1 1–4
Dalian Shide   1–2   Al-Ittihad 1–1 0–1
Al-Wahda   1–5   Pakhtakor 1–1 0–4
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma   11–2   Sharjah 6–0 5–2

First legEdit



Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma  6–0  Sharjah
Kim Do-Hoon   20'
Lee Ki-Hyung   49'
Dudu   52'65' (pen.)
Do Jae-Joon   81'
Denis Laktionov   89'

Second legEdit

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors won 5–1 on aggregate.


Al-Ittihad  1–0  Dalian Shide
Tukar   68'

Al-Ittihad won 2–1 on aggregate.


Pakhtakor  4–0  Al-Wahda
Anvarjon Soliev   21'
Vladimir Shishelov   44'90'
Abdullah Salem   86' (o.g.)

Pakhtakor won 5–1 on aggregate.


Sharjah  2–5  Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Simba Ndaye   44'
Anderson   66'
Dudu   11'25'
Marcelo   20'
Kim Do-Hoon   32'
Denis Laktionov   74'

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma won 11–2 on aggregate.

Semi-finalsEdit

First-leg home team shown first. First-leg home team score shown first for both legs.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Ittihad   4–3   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2–1 2–2
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma   2–0   Pakhtakor 0–0 2–0

First legEdit

Al-Ittihad  2–1  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Noor   27'
Montashari   87'
Botti   85'

Second legEdit

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors  2–2  Al-Ittihad
Paulo Rink   32'
Botti   43'
Tcheco   68' (pen.)
Osama   89'

Al-Ittihad won 4–3 on aggregate.


Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma won 2–0 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

First-leg home team shown first. First-leg home team score shown first for both legs.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Ittihad   6–3   Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 1–3 5–0

First legEdit

Second legEdit

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma  0–5  Al-Ittihad
Tukar   29'
Idris   45+4'
Noor   56'78'
Abushgeer   90+5'

Al-Ittihad won 6–3 on aggregate.

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