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The 2006 AFC Champions League was the 25th edition of the top-level Asian club football tournament and the 4th edition under the current AFC Champions League title. Al-Ittihad qualified automatically to the quarter-finals as Cup holders.

2006 AFC Champions League
Tournament details
Dates8 March - 8 November 2006
Teams25
Final positions
ChampionsSouth Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (1st title)
Runners-upSyria Al-Karamah
Tournament statistics
Matches played78
Goals scored250 (3.21 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Magno Alves
(8 goals)
2005
2007

On 8 November 2006, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors won the AFC Champions League title after beating Al-Karamah 3-2 on aggregate. It was their first ever title. Jeonbuk also became the first team in history of Asia to have won the Champions League before the national league title (winning their first K-League championship three years later, in 2009).

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.

*Since two clubs from group F and two clubs from group G were disqualified, the remaining clubs in group F and G played against each other home and away.

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
  Al Qadisiya 6 3 2 1 9 11 −2 11
  Pakhtakor 6 3 1 2 11 7 +4 10
  Al-Ittihad 6 2 2 2 6 7 −1 8
  Foolad 6 1 1 4 8 9 −1 4
Foolad  6–0  Al Qadisiya
Rameshgar   10'
Soleimani   27'
Badavi   34'
Khaziravi   54'
Ahmadi   59'
Montazeri   72'
Pakhtakor  2–0  Al-Ittihad
Inomov   16'
Kletskov   85'

Al Qadisiya  2–1  Pakhtakor
Al-Otaibi   87'
Al-Mutawa   90'
Soliev   45'

Pakhtakor  2–0  Foolad
Tadjiyev   13'
Djeparov   37'
Al-Ittihad  2–2  Al Qadisiya
Homsi   23'
Al Agha   83'
Al-Mutawa   20' (pen.)
Tarab   90' (o.g.)

Foolad  1–3  Pakhtakor
Soleimani   34' Bayramov   46'
Kiryan   48'
Tadjiyev   57'
Al Qadisiya  1–0  Al-Ittihad
Al-Mutawa   83'


Pakhtakor  2–2  Al Qadisiya
Bayramov   12'
Soliev   90'
Fadhel   7'
Al-Salamah   58'
Foolad  1–2  Al-Ittihad
Kolahkaj   77' Al Damen   21'
Boudaka   73'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Al Ain 6 4 1 1 10 6 +4 13
  Al-Hilal 6 3 1 2 12 7 +5 10
  Mash'al 6 2 2 2 7 11 −4 8
  Al-Mina'a 6 0 2 4 6 11 −5 2
Al-Mina'a  0–1  Mash'al
Kholmurodov   31'
Al Ain  2–0  Al-Hilal
Ali   42'
Kelly   49'

Mash'al  1–1  Al Ain
Mirholdirshaev   90+4' Diaky   15'
Attendance: 10,000
Al-Hilal  3–1  Al-Mina'a
Tavares   31'
Aoda   60' (o.g.)
Al-Qahtani   90'
Hamoud   45'
Attendance: 30,000

Al Ain  2–1  Al-Mina'a
Jestrović   14'33' (pen.) Jabbar   15'
Al-Hilal  5–0  Mash'al
Al-Mouri   30'
Giovanni   34'
Al-Swaileh   63'
Camacho   79'
Al-Shalhoub   85'
Attendance: 27,000

Mash'al  2–1  Al-Hilal
Karaev   50'
Kholmurodov   82'
Al-Dosari   90+2'
Attendance: 6,000
Al-Mina'a  1–2  Al Ain
Falah   7' Kelly   64' (pen.)
Diaky   66'

Mash'al  2–2  Al-Mina'a
Hasanov   30'
Mirholdirshaev   72'
Abdulkazem   12'
Abdulsattar   60'
Attendance: 3,000
Al-Hilal  2–1  Al Ain
Camacho   33'
Al-Shalhoub   86' (pen.)
Jestrović   49'
Attendance: 60,000

Al Ain  2–1  Mash'al
Jestrović   35'45' Kholmurodov   23'
Al-Mina'a  1–1  Al-Hilal
Falah   34' Giovanni   48'

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Al-Karamah 6 4 0 2 10 11 −1 12
  Saba Battery 6 3 1 2 13 8 +5 10
  Al-Wahda 6 2 1 3 14 15 −1 7
  Al-Gharafa 6 2 0 4 11 14 −3 6
Al Gharafa  0–2  Saba Battery
Daei   47'52'
Attendance: 350
Al-Karamah  2–1  Al-Wahda
Al Hamwi   45+2'
Turkmani   86'
Matar   13'

Saba Battery  1–2  Al-Karamah
Daei   16' Al-Hussain   63'
Ibrahim   90'
Al-Wahda  2–0  Al Gharafa
Matar   27'
Maurito   45'
Attendance: 10,000

Al Gharafa  4–0  Al-Karamah
Hubail   59' (pen.)71'
Ali   81'
Quaye   89'
Attendance: 500
Saba Battery  2–2  Al-Wahda
Ghasemian   24'
Akbari   27'
Maurito   60'
Mitrović   62'

Al-Wahda  2–4  Saba Battery
Golmohammadi   40' (o.g.)
Masoud   86'
Avdić   29'
Beigi   33'52'
Bakhtiarizadeh   48'
Attendance: 7,000
Al-Karamah  3–1  Al Gharafa
Turkmani   67'74'
Rifai   83' (pen.)
El Assas   65'

Saba Battery  4–1  Al Gharafa
Avdić   72'
Daei   77'83'
Golmohammadi   90'
Al-Mazroui   55'
Al-Wahda  4–2  Al-Karamah
Ameen   19'
Abdul Razzaq   21'
Ahmed   64'
Al Menhali   84'
Rifai   31' (pen.)
Jenyat   40'

Al Gharafa  5–3  Al-Wahda
Hubail   23'66'73'
Al Shammari   29'
Sergio   72' (pen.)
Ameen   16'
Al Menhali   60'89'
Attendance: 350
Al-Karamah  1–0  Saba Battery
Rifai   31'

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Al-Shabab 6 4 1 1 9 6 +3 13
  Al Sadd 6 4 1 1 13 5 +8 13
  Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 6 2 0 4 5 9 −4 6
  Al-Arabi 6 1 0 5 5 12 −7 3
Al-Arabi  0–1  Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Abdul-Ghani   76'

Al Sadd  4–1  Al-Arabi
Ibrahim   32'
Tenorio   51' (pen.)
Al-Kuwari   62'
Ahmed   73'
Al-Khatib   48'
Attendance: 3,500

Al-Arabi  3–0  Al-Shabab
Al-Khatib   21'87'
Jarragh   68'

Al Sadd  3–0  Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Al-Kuwari   23'
Felipe   83'
Mohamed   90'
Attendance: 1,200
Al-Shabab  2–0  Al-Arabi
Al-Shamrani   11'
Attram   13'

Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya  3–0  Al-Arabi
Abdul-Ghani   31'45'
Kathem   74'
Al Sadd  2–3  Al-Shabab
Tenorio   83'90' Akram   22'
Al-Shamrani   39'
Attram   56'
Attendance: 2,000

Al-Arabi  1–2  Al Sadd
Al Qhareeb   34' Felipe   63'
Ahmed   79'
Al-Shabab  2–1  Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Al-Shamrani   41'
Akram   69'
Khodair   35'

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 6 4 1 1 11 5 +6 13
  Dalian Shide 6 4 0 2 7 6 +1 12
  Gamba Osaka 6 3 1 2 26 7 +19 10
  Da Nang 6 0 0 6 1 27 −26 0
Da Nang  0–2  Dalian Shide
Zou Jie   40'
Ji Mingyi   48'
Attendance: 20,000
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors  3–2  Gamba Osaka
Milton   29'
Kim Hyeung-bum   70'84'
Endō   15'
Magno Alves   59'

Dalian Shide  1–0  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Zou Jie   40'
Attendance: 21,000
Gamba Osaka  15–0  Da Nang
Endō   8' (pen.)
Fernandinho   20'21'37'78'
Bando   24'
Magno Alves   42'49'70'86'
Maeda   77'80'
Miyamoto   82'
Hashimoto   85'
Ienaga   90'
Attendance: 3,832

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors  3–0  Da Nang
Milton   23'
Kim Hyeung-bum   40'
Botti   80'
Gamba Osaka  3–0  Dalian Shide
Endō   48' (pen.)
Magno Alves   56'71'
Attendance: 5,555

Da Nang  0–1  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Zé Carlos   21'
Attendance: 2,000
Dalian Shide  2–0  Gamba Osaka
Zou Jie   19'
Zhang Yaokun   48'
Attendance: 10,000

Gamba Osaka  1–1  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Yamaguchi   73' Cho Jin-soo   45'
Attendance: 12,470
Dalian Shide  1–0  Da Nang
Liu Cheng   4'
Attendance: 12,000

Da Nang  1–5  Gamba Osaka
Rogerio   72' (pen.) Fernandinho   21'45'
Magno Alves   36'
Futagawa   53'
Yamaguchi   75'
Attendance: 1,000
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors  3–1  Dalian Shide
Kim Hyeung-bum   66'88'
Wang Jung-hyun   81'
Zou Jie   58'

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 6
  Tokyo Verdy 1969 2 0 0 2 0 3 −3 0
  TTM FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0[a]
  Arema Malang 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0[a]
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b TTM FC and Arema Malang were disqualified for failing to fill in their player registration forms in time.
Tokyo Verdy 1969  0–2  Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
Choi Sung-kuk   57'
Machado   71'
Attendance: 18,000

Group GEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Shanghai Shenhua 2 2 0 0 7 3 +4 6
  Đồng Tâm Long An 2 0 0 2 3 7 −4 0
  Persipura Jayapura 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0[a]
  PEA FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0[a]
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Persipura Jayapura and PEA FC were disqualified for failing to fill in their player registration forms in time.
Shanghai Shenhua  3–1  Đồng Tâm Long An
Wang Ke   6'
Xie Hui   11'51'
Antonio Carlos   65' (pen.)
Đồng Tâm Long An  2–4  Shanghai Shenhua
Antonio Carlos   29'
Fabio Santos   62'
Gao Lin   45'90'90+1'
Yu Tao   65'
Attendance: 3,000

Knock-out stageEdit

BracketEdit

  Quarter finals Semi-finals Final
                                   
  Shanghai Shenhua 1 2 3  
  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 0 4 4  
    Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2 4 6  
    Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 3 1 4  
  Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 6 1 7
  Al-Shabab 0 0 0  
    Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2 1 3
    Al-Karamah 0 2 2
  Al-Ittihad (2005 Champion) 2 0 2  
  Al-Karamah (aet) 0 4 4  
    Al-Karamah 0 1 1
    Al Qadisiya 0 0 0  
  Al Qadisiya 2 3 5
  Al Ain 2 0 2  

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i   7–0   Al-Shabab 6–0 1–0
Shanghai Shenhua   3–4   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1–0 2–4
Al Qadisiya   5–2   Al Ain 2–2 3–0
Al-Ittihad (2005 Champion)   2–4   Al-Karamah 2–0 0–4 (a.e.t.)

First legEdit

Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i  6–0  Al-Shabab
Lee Chun-Soo   22'
Lee Sang-ho   28'
Choi Sung-Kuk   35'78'
Leandrão   69'
Machado   87'
Attendance: 3,873


Al Qadisiya  2–2  Al Ain
Al-Salamah   45'48' Jestrović   23'
Dodô   66'

Al-Ittihad  2–0  Al-Karamah
Keita   43'
Borgetti   46'

Second legEdit

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors  4–2  Shanghai Shenhua
Zé Carlos   44'61'
Yeom Ki-Hun   69'
Jung Jong-Kwan   78'
Gao Lin   35'
Jancker   89'

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors won 4–3 on aggregate.


Al Ain  0–3  Al Qadisiya
Bashir   25'90'
Al-Hinai   90+3'

Al Qadisiya won 5–2 on aggregate.


Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i won 7–0 on aggregate.


Al-Karamah  4–0 (a.e.t.)  Al-Ittihad
Mando   41'
Omaier   49'
Ibrahim   104'110'

Al-Karamah won 4–2 on aggregate.

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors   6–4   Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 2–3 4–1
Al-Karamah   1–0   Al Qadisiya 0–0 1–0

First legEdit


Al-Karamah  0–0  Al Qadisiya

Second legEdit

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors won 6–4 on aggregate.


Al Qadisiya  0–1  Al-Karamah
Jenyat   15'

Al-Karamah won 1–0 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors   3–2   Al-Karamah 2–0 1–2

First legEdit

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors  2–0  Al-Karamah
Yeom Ki-Hun   59'
Botti   90+1'
Attendance: 25,830

Second legEdit

Al-Karamah  2–1  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Mando   54'
Ibrahim   61'
Zé Carlos   86'

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors won 3–2 on aggregate.

Top scorersEdit

  Team eliminated / inactive for this round.
Rank Player Club MD1 MD2 MD3 MD4 MD5 MD6 QF1 QF2 SF1 SF2 F1 F2 Total
1   Magno Alves   Gamba Osaka 1 4 2 1 8
2   Fernandinho   Gamba Osaka 4 2 6
  Nenad Jestrović   Al Ain 2 1 2 1
4   Ali Daei   Saba Battery 2 1 2 5
  Gao Lin   Shanghai Shenhua 3 1 1
  A'ala Hubail   Al-Gharafa 2 3
  Kim Hyeung-bum   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2 1 2
  Bader Al-Mutawa   Al Qadisiya 1 1 1 2
  Zé Carlos   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1 2 1 1
10   Godwin Attram   Al-Shabab 2 1 1 4
  Choi Sung-kuk   Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 1 2 1
  Mohannad Ibrahim   Al-Karamah 1 2 1
  Carlos Tenorio   Al Sadd 1 1 2
  Zou Jie   Dalian Shide 1 1 1 1

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit