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The 2005 AFC Champions League was the 24th edition of the top-level Asian club football tournament and the 3rd edition under the current AFC Champions League title. The championship was retained by the Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad with a 5-3 aggregate victory over UAE side Al Ain. Following a 1-1 draw at the Tahnon Bin Mohammed Stadium in Al Ain in the first leg, Al-Ittihad recorded a 4-2 victory at the Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium in Jeddah to lift the trophy for the second consecutive season. They also qualified for the 2005 FIFA Club World Cup.

2005 AFC Champions League
Tournament details
Dates8 March - 5 November 2005
Teams29
Final positions
ChampionsSaudi Arabia Al-Ittihad (2nd title)
Runners-upUnited Arab Emirates Al Ain
Tournament statistics
Matches played98
Goals scored286 (2.92 per match)
Top scorer(s)Sierra LeoneMohammed Kallon
(6 goals)
2004
2006

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
  PAS 6 5 1 0 12 4 +8 16
  Al Salmiya 6 3 0 3 8 9 –1 9
  Al Rayyan 6 2 1 3 6 7 –1 7
  Al Shurta 6 0 2 4 2 8 –6 2
9 March 2005 PAS 2–1 Al Rayyan
9 March 2005 Al Salmiya 3–1 Al Shurta
15 March 2005 Al Shurta 1–1 PAS
16 March 2005 Al Rayyan 2–1 Al Salmiya
6 April 2005 Al Rayyan 2–0 Al Shurta
6 April 2005 PAS 5–1 Al Salmiya
19 April 2005 Al Shurta 0–0 Al Rayyan
20 April 2005 Al Salmiya 0–1 PAS
10 May 2005 Al Shurta 0–1 Al Salmiya
11 May 2005 Al Rayyan 1–2 PAS
25 May 2005 PAS 1–0 Al Shurta
25 May 2005 Al Salmiya 2–0 Al Rayyan

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Al Ain 6 4 1 1 13 6 +7 13
  Sepahan 6 3 2 1 10 6 +4 11
  Al Shabab 6 3 1 2 7 7 0 10
  Al Wahda 6 0 0 6 5 16 −11 0
9 March 2005 Al Ain 3–0 Al Wahda
9 March 2005 Al Shabab 1–1 Sepahan
16 March 2005 Al Wahda 1–2 Al Shabab
16 March 2005 Sepahan 1–1 Al Ain
6 April 2005 Al Wahda 1–3 Sepahan
6 April 2005 Al Ain 3–0 Al Shabab
20 April 2005 Al Shabab 1–0 Al Ain
20 April 2005 Sepahan 2–0 Al Wahda
11 May 2005 Al Wahda 2–3 Al Ain
11 May 2005 Sepahan 1–0 Al Shabab
25 May 2005 Al Ain 3–2 Sepahan
25 May 2005 Al Shabab 3–1 Al Wahda

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Al Sadd 6 4 0 2 8 6 +2 12
  Neftchi 6 3 0 3 8 7 +1 9
  Al Kuwait 6 2 1 3 5 6 –1 7
  Al-Ahli 6 2 1 3 8 10 –2 7
9 March 2005 Neftchi 1–0 Al Kuwait
9 March 2005 Al Sadd 2–0 Al-Ahli
16 March 2005 Al Kuwait 0–1 Al Sadd
16 March 2005 Al-Ahli 3–0 Neftchi
6 April 2005 Neftchi 2–0 Al Sadd
6 April 2005 Al Kuwait 1–0 Al-Ahli
20 April 2005 Al-Ahli 3–3 Al Kuwait
20 April 2005 Al Sadd 3–2 Neftchi
11 May 2005 Al Kuwait 1–0 Neftchi
11 May 2005 Al-Ahli 2–1 Al Sadd
25 May 2005 Neftchi 3–01 Al-Ahli
25 May 2005 Al Sadd 1–0 Al Kuwait

1: awarded 3–0 to Neftchi because Al-Ahli failed to show up.

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Al-Ahli 6 5 0 1 18 5 +13 15
  Pakhtakor 6 3 0 3 9 8 +1 9
  Al-Zawra 6 2 1 3 6 13 –7 7
  Al-Jaish 6 1 1 4 7 14 –7 4
8 March 2005 Al-Zawra 1–2 Al-Ahli
9 March 2005 Al-Jaish 0–2 Pakhtakor
16 March 2005 Al-Ahli 3–1 Al-Jaish
16 March 2005 Pakhtakor 1–2 Al-Zawra
5 April 2005 Al-Zawra 1–5 Al-Jaish
6 April 2005 Al-Ahli 3–0 Pakhtakor
20 April 2005 Pakhtakor 2–1 Al-Ahli
20 April 2005 Al-Jaish 0–0 Al-Zawra
11 May 2005 Al-Ahli 5–1 Al-Zawra
11 May 2005 Pakhtakor 4–1 Al-Jaish
24 May 2005 Al-Zawra 1–0 Pakhtakor
25 May 2005 Al-Jaish 0–4 Al-Ahli

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Shenzhen Jianlibao 6 4 1 1 9 3 +6 13
  Suwon Samsung Bluewings 6 4 1 1 14 3 +11 13
  Jubilo Iwata 6 3 0 3 11 4 +7 9
  Hoang Anh GL 6 0 0 6 1 25 –24 0
9 March 2005 Shenzhen Jianlibao 1–0 Jubilo Iwata
9 March 2005 Hoang Anh GL 1–5 Suwon Samsung Bluewings
16 March 2005 Jubilo Iwata 6–0 Hoang Anh GL
16 March 2005 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 0–0 Shenzhen Jianlibao
6 April 2005 Shenzhen Jianlibao 5–0 Hoang Anh GL
6 April 2005 Jubilo Iwata 0–1 Suwon Samsung Bluewings
20 April 2005 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 2–1 Jubilo Iwata
20 April 2005 Hoang Anh GL 0–2 Shenzhen Jianlibao
11 May 2005 Jubilo Iwata 3–0 Shenzhen Jianlibao
11 May 2005 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 6–0 Hoang Anh GL
25 May 2005 Shenzhen Jianlibao 1–0 Suwon Samsung Bluewings
25 May 2005 Hoang Anh GL 0–1 Jubilo Iwata

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Shandong Luneng Taishan 6 6 0 0 15 2 +13 18
  Yokohama F. Marinos 6 4 0 2 10 4 +6 12
  PSM Makassar 6 1 1 4 4 14 –10 4
  BEC Tero 6 0 1 5 3 12 –9 1
9 March 2005 BEC Tero 0–1 PSM Makassar
9 March 2005 Yokohama F. Marinos 0–1 Shandong Luneng Taishan
16 March 2005 PSM Makassar 0–2 Yokohama F. Marinos
16 March 2005 Shandong Luneng Taishan 1–0 BEC Tero
6 April 2005 PSM Makassar 0–1 Shandong Luneng Taishan
6 April 2005 BEC Tero 1–2 Yokohama F. Marinos
20 April 2005 Shandong Luneng Taishan 6–1 PSM Makassar
20 April 2005 Yokohama F. Marinos 2–0 BEC Tero
11 May 2005 PSM Makassar 2–2 BEC Tero
11 May 2005 Shandong Luneng Taishan 2–1 Yokohama F. Marinos
25 May 2005 BEC Tero 0–4 Shandong Luneng Taishan
25 May 2005 Yokohama F. Marinos 3–0 PSM Makassar

Group GEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Busan I'Park 6 6 0 0 25 0 +25 18
  Krung Thai 6 3 0 3 5 9 –4 9
  Persebaya 6 1 1 4 2 10 –8 4
  Binh Dinh 6 1 1 4 2 15 –13 4
9 March 2005 Busan I'Park 8–0 Binh Dinh
9 March 2005 Persebaya 1–2 Krung Thai
16 March 2005 Binh Dinh 0–0 Persebaya
16 March 2005 Krung Thai 0–2 Busan I'Park
6 April 2005 Binh Dinh 1–2 Krung Thai
6 April 2005 Busan I'Park 4–0 Persebaya
20 April 2005 Krung Thai 0–1 Binh Dinh
20 April 2005 Persebaya 0–3 Busan I'Park
11 May 2005 Binh Dinh 0–4 Busan I'Park
11 May 2005 Krung Thai 1–0 Persebaya
25 May 2005 Busan I'Park 4–0 Krung Thai
25 May 2005 Persebaya 1–0 Binh Dinh

Knock-out stageEdit

BracketEdit

  Quarter finals Semi-finals Final
                                   
  Al Ain (a) 1 3 4  
  PAS 1 3 4  
    Al Ain 6 0 6  
    Shenzhen Jianlibao 0 0 0  
  Al-Ahli 2 1 3
  Shenzhen Jianlibao (aet) 1 3 4  
    Al Ain 1 2 3
    Al-Ittihad 1 4 5
  Busan I'Park 3 2 5  
  Al Sadd 0 1 1  
    Busan I'Park 0 0 0
    Al-Ittihad 5 2 7  
  Shandong Luneng Taishan 1 2 3
  Al-Ittihad (2004 Champion) 1 7 8  

Quarter finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Busan I'Park   5–1   Al Sadd 3–0 2–1
Shandong Luneng Taishan   3–8   Al-Ittihad (2004 Champion) 1–1 2–7
Al Ain   4–4 (a)   PAS 1–1 3–3
Al-Ahli   3–4   Shenzhen Jianlibao 2–1 1–3 (a.e.t.)

First legEdit

Busan I'Park  3–0  Al Sadd
Da Silva   20'88'
Yoon Hee-Joon   90'


Al Ain  1–1  PAS
Nosrati   42' (o.g.) Borhani   24'

Al-Ahli  2–1  Shenzhen Jianlibao
Rogerio   63'
Al-Gizani   87'
Naif Al-Qadi   76' (o.g.)

Second legEdit

Shenzhen Jianlibao  3–1 (a.e.t.)  Al-Ahli
Marek Zając   6'
Li Yi   15'98'
Abdulghani   20'

Shenzhen Jianlibao won 4–3 on aggregate.


PAS  3–3  Al Ain
Borhani   34'47'
Traoré   75'
Tejada   61' (pen.)
Saeed   83'84'

4–4 on aggregate, Al Ain won on away goals.


Al Sadd  1–2  Busan I'Park
Emerson   90+2' Lim Kwan-Sik   21'
Han Jae-Woong   79'

Busan I'Park won 5–1 on aggregate.


Al-Ittihad  7–2  Shandong Luneng Taishan
Osama   18'
Tcheco   34'
Swayed   56'
Kallon   66'
Abushgeer   78'89'
Tukar   80'
Li Xiaopeng   16'
Cui Peng   61'

Al-Ittihad won 8–3 on aggregate.

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Busan I'Park   0–7   Al-Ittihad 0–5 0–2
Al Ain   6–0   Shenzhen Jianlibao 6–0 0–0

First legEdit

Busan I'Park  0–5  Al-Ittihad
Al-Otaibi   54'
Kallon   61'
Tcheco   63'
Kariri   85'
Idris   88'

Al Ain  6–0  Shenzhen Jianlibao
Subait Khater   5'80'
Onyekachi Nwoha   9'21'77'
Shehab Ahmed   28'

Second legEdit

Al Ain won 6–0 on aggregate.


Al-Ittihad won 7–0 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al Ain   3–5   Al-Ittihad 1–1 2–4

First legEdit

Second legEdit

Al-Ittihad  4–2  Al Ain
Kallon   2'
Noor   33'
Job   56'
Al-Dokhi   67'
Shehab Ahmed   55' (pen.)
Tejada   90+1'

Al-Ittihad won 5–3 on aggregate.

ChampionsEdit

2005 AFC Champions League
 
Al-Ittihad
Second Title

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit