2002–03 AFC Champions League

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The 2002–03 AFC Champions League was the twenty-second edition of Asia's premier football competition organised by the Asian Football Confederation, and the first edition under the AFC Champions League title.

2002–03 AFC Champions League
Tournament details
Dates13 August – 27 November 2002
(Qualifying rounds)
9 March – 11 October 2003
(Group & Final stages)
Teams16 (Group stage)
Final positions
ChampionsUnited Arab Emirates Al-Ain (1st title)
Runners-upThailand BEC Tero Sasana
Tournament statistics
Matches played30
Goals scored104 (3.47 per match)
Top scorer(s)China Hao Haidong
(9 goals)
Best player(s)Thailand Therdsak Chaiman
2001–02 (Asian Club Championship)
2004

Sixteen teams competed in this edition as they went through qualifying before going into four groups of four with only the winner of the group qualifying to the knockout-stage which went to two-legs instead of the single leg that the previous year competition had. In the final it was Al-Ain of the United Arab Emirates beating BEC Tero Sasana of Thailand 2–1 on aggregate.

QualificationEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  BEC Tero Sasana 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 7
  Daejeon Citizen 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 6
  Shanghai Shenhua 3 1 0 2 6 7 −1 3
  Kashima Antlers 3 0 1 2 5 7 −2 1

Kashima Antlers  2–2  BEC Tero Sasana
Hirase   21'
Fernando   77'
(Report)[permanent dead link] Yongant   76'90'
Attendance: 10,000

Kashima Antlers  3–4  Shanghai Shenhua
Aoki   24'
Fernando   56'
Nozawa   90'
(Report)[permanent dead link] Yang Guang   1'
Zhang Yuning   11'
Martínez   31'87'
Attendance: 6,000



Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Dalian Shide 3 2 1 0 10 2 +8 7
  Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 6
  Shimizu S-Pulse 3 1 1 1 8 2 +6 4
  Osotsapa FC 3 0 0 3 1 20 −19 0
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma  6–0  Osotsapa FC
Park Nam-yeol   22'
Kim Dae-eui   31'
Kim Do-hoon   37'61'83'
Drakulić   53'
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Attendance: 20,000



Osotsapa FC  1–7  Dalian Shide
Jankam   13' (Report)[permanent dead link] Hao Haidong   27'32'49'61'
Yan Song   60'
Zou Jie   80'
Dong Fangzhu   82'


Osotsapa FC  0–7  Shimizu S-Pulse
(Report)[permanent dead link] Takagi   23'40'
Sawanobori   27'
Alessandro Santos   50'
Ahn Jung-hwan   60'71'
Kitajima   75'

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Al-Ain 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9
  Al Sadd 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
  Esteghlal 3 1 0 2 5 7 −2 3
  Al-Hilal 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3

Al-Ain  1–0  Al-Hilal
Harib   12' (pen.) (Report)

Al-Ain  2–0  Al Sadd
Traoré   24'
Sanogo   89'
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Lu Jun

Esteghlal  2–3  Al-Hilal
Khatibi   18'
Samereh   42'
(Report)[permanent dead link] Suffo   34'74'85'

Al-Hilal  1–3  Al Sadd
Jumaan   57' (Report)[permanent dead link] Keita   45'
Sergio Ricardo   80'
Kamil   90'

Esteghlal  1–3  Al-Ain
Samereh   67' (Report)[permanent dead link] Faisal Ali   65'
Sanogo   76'
Harib   78'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Lu Jun

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Pakhtakor 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 9
  Persepolis 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
  Al-Talaba 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
  Nisa Asgabat 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0
Nisa Asgabat  0–3  Pakhtakor
(Report)[permanent dead link] Hamidullaev   44'
Soliev   57'
Koshelev   72'
Attendance: 30,000

Al-Talaba  0–1  Persepolis
(Report) Golmohammadi   62'
Attendance: 5,000

Al-Talaba  3–0  Nisa Asgabat
Abdulsada   10'
Mahmoud   24'90'
(Report)
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Bae Jae-yong


Persepolis  4–1  Nisa Asgabat
Khanmohammadi   14'76'
Golmohammadi   47'
Aslanian   90'
(Report)[permanent dead link] Meredov   89' (pen.)

Pakhtakor  3–0  Al-Talaba
Krokhmal   25'57'
Goçgulyýew   37'
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Attendance: 55,000

Knock-out stageEdit

BracketEdit

  Semi-finals Final
                         
  Al-Ain 4 3 7  
  Dalian Shide 2 4 6  
      Al-Ain 2 0 2
    BEC Tero Sasana 0 1 1
  BEC Tero Sasana 3 0 3
  Pakhtakor 1 1 2  

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
BEC Tero Sasana   3–2   Pakhtakor 3–1 0–1
Al-Ain   7–6   Dalian Shide 4–2 3–4

First legEdit

BEC Tero Sasana  3–1  Pakhtakor
Srimaka   41'
Fuangprakob   69'
Chaiman   84'
(Report)[permanent dead link] Soliev   80'
Attendance: 15,000

Al-Ain  4–2  Dalian Shide
Sanogo   62' (pen.)   83'
Omar   64'
Yaslam   75'
(Report)[permanent dead link] Hao Haidong   17'
Li Yao   88'

Second legEdit

BEC Tero Sasana won 3–2 on aggregate.


Dalian Shide  4–3  Al-Ain
Wang Peng   27'
Janković   77'
Hao Haidong   81'84'
(Report) Rodrigo Fabiano   46'
Omar   65'
Majidi   87'
Attendance: 46,000

Al-Ain won 7–6 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Ain   2–1   BEC Tero Sasana 2–0 0–1

First legEdit

Second legEdit

Al-Ain won 2–1 on aggregate.

Top scorersEdit

9
4
3

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Matches was postponed from 22 April 2003 to 30 August 2003 due to SARS outbreak in China.

External linksEdit