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2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup

The 2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup was the 43rd edition of the annual international club football competition held in the CONCACAF region (North America, Central America and the Caribbean), the CONCACAF Champions' Cup. It was the final edition under this name and format, being replaced by the CONCACAF Champions League starting from the 2008–09 season.

2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
Tournament details
DatesMarch 11 – April 30
Teams8 (from 6 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsMexico Pachuca (3rd title)
Runners-upCosta Rica Saprissa
Tournament statistics
Matches played14
Goals scored34 (2.43 per match)
Attendance291,563 (20,826 per match)
Top scorer(s)Mexico Luis Montes
United States Devon McTavish
(3 goals)
2007
2008–09 (Champions League)

It determined that year's club champion of association football in the CONCACAF region. The tournament was also a qualifying event for the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup.

CONCACAF held the draw on December 18, 2007 to establish the matchups and bracket.[1]

Qualified teamsEdit

BracketEdit

(Complete Bracket)

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                   
  CSD Municipal 0 1 1  
  Houston Dynamo 0 3 3  
    Houston Dynamo 0 0 0  
    Deportivo Saprissa 0 3 3  
  Atlante 2 0 2
  Deportivo Saprissa 1 3 4  
    Deportivo Saprissa  1  1  2
    Pachuca  1  2  3
  Motagua 0 0 0  
  Pachuca 0 1 1  
    Pachuca 2 1 3
    D.C. United 0 2 2  
  Harbour View 1 0 1
  D.C. United 1 5 6  

QuarterfinalsEdit

Municipal  0–0  Houston Dynamo
(Report)
Attendance: 22,250
Referee: Edgar Rodriguez (Costa Rica)
Houston Dynamo  3–1  Municipal
De Rosario   47'69' (pen.)
Wondolowski   75'
(Report) Ramírez   86' (pen.)
Robertson Stadium
Houston, United States
Attendance: 14,348
Referee: Mauricio Mejia (México)

Houston Dynamo advance 3–1 on aggregate.


Atlante  2–1  Deportivo Saprissa
Pereyra   40'
Bermúdez   70'
(Report) Centeno   27'
Deportivo Saprissa  3–0  Atlante
Muñoz   18' (o.g.)
Alonso   40'
Castillo   67' (o.g.)
(Report)
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Alex Prus (United States)

Deportivo Saprissa advance 4–2 on aggregate.


Motagua  0–0  Pachuca
(Report)
Attendance: 35,846
Referee: Elmar Rodas (Guatemala)
Pachuca  1–0  Motagua
Montes   43' (Report)
Attendance: 33,000
Referee: Ricardo Salazar (United States)

Pachuca advances 1–0 on aggregate.


Harbour View  1–1  D.C. United
Palmer   85' (Report) McTavish   45'+
Attendance: 6,985
Referee: Philip Jordan (Trinidad & Tobago)
D.C. United  5–0  Harbour View
McTavish   26', 68'
Emilio   63', 66'
Fred   88'
(Report)
Attendance: 12,394
Referee: German Arredondo (México)

D.C. United advance 6–1 on aggregate.

SemifinalsEdit

Houston Dynamo  0–0  Deportivo Saprissa
(Report)
Attendance: 10,260
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

Deportivo Saprissa advances 3–0 on aggregate.


Pachuca  2–0  D.C. United
Montes   63', 81' (Report)
Attendance: 18,642
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)
D.C. United  2–1  Pachuca
Dyachenko   85'
Niell   90'
(Report) Álvarez   76'
Attendance: 17,329

Pachuca advances 3–2 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

First legEdit

Second legEdit

C.F. Pachuca  2–1  Deportivo Saprissa
Gimenez   3'
Rey   53'
(Report) Arrieta   90'+3'

C.F. Pachuca wins 2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup 3–2 on aggregate,
advance to 2008 FIFA Club World Cup.

ChampionEdit

CONCACAF Champions' Cup
2008 Winners
 
C.F. Pachuca
Third Title

Top scorersEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup fixtures set". The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. 2007-12-18. Archived from the original on 2007-12-20. Retrieved 2007-12-18.