2003 CONCACAF Champions' Cup

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The 2003 CONCACAF Champions' Cup was the 38th 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 won by Club Toluca after a 5–4 aggregate win over countryfellow club Morelia in the final.[1][2] The tournament was held between March 6 and October 8.[3] The 16-team format was scrapped for an eight-team format in 2004.

2003 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
Tournament details
DatesMarch 6 – October 8
Teams16 (from 9 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsMexico Toluca (2nd title)
Runners-upMexico Morelia
Tournament statistics
Matches played30
Goals scored106 (3.53 per match)
Top scorer(s)Chile Reinaldo Navia
(5 goals)
2002
2004

Qualified teamsEdit

North American zoneEdit

  Club Toluca - 2002 Apertura champion
  Morelia - 2002 Apertura runner-up
  Club América - 2002 Verano champion
  Club Necaxa - 2002 Verano runner-up
  Los Angeles Galaxy - 2002 MLS Cup champion and 2002 MLS Supporters Shield winner
  New England Revolution - 2002 MLS Cup runner-up
  San Jose Earthquakes - 2002 MLS Supporters Shield runner-up
  Columbus Crew - 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup winner

Central American zoneEdit

  Alajuelense - 2002 UNCAF Interclub Cup winner
  Árabe Unido - 2002 UNCAF Interclub Cup runner-up
  Motagua - 2002 UNCAF Interclub Cup third place
  Comunicaciones - 2002 UNCAF Interclub Cup fourth place
  Municipal - 2002 UNCAF Interclub Cup semifinal runner-up
  FAS - 2002 UNCAF Interclub Cup semifinal runner-up

Caribbean zoneEdit

  W Connection - 2002 CFU Club Championship finalist
  Arnett Gardens - 2002 CFU Club Championship finalist

BracketEdit

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
  Motagua 2 0 2
  Los Angeles Galaxy 2 1 3   Los Angeles Galaxy 1 1 2
  Arnett Gardens 0 0 0   Necaxa 4 2 6
  Necaxa 0 1 1   Necaxa 0 0 0
  Comunicaciones 1 0 1   Morelia 0 6 6
  Morelia 0 4 4   Morelia 6 0 6
  Árabe Unido 2 0 2   Columbus Crew 0 2 2
  Columbus Crew 1 3 4   Morelia 3 1 4
  Municipal 4 1 5   Club Toluca 3 2 5
  San Jose Earthquakes 2 2 4   Municipal 1 1 2
  Club Toluca 3 3 6   Club Toluca 2 2 4
  W Connection 3 2 5   Club Toluca (ASDET) 1 4 5
  FAS 3 0 3   Club América 4 0 4
  Club América 1 3 4   Club América 4 1 5
  Alajuelense 4 1 5   Alajuelense 0 3 3
  NE Revolution 0 3 3

Round of 16Edit

12 March 2003 Toluca   3–2   W Connection Toluca, Mexico
Sánchez   65'   83'
García   77'
  18' Viana
  38' Davis
Stadium: Estadio Nemesio Díez
2 April 2003 W Connection   3–3
(5–6 agg.)
  Toluca Marabella, Trinidad and Tobago
Jean   47'
Spann   69' (pen.)
Isaac   73'
  15'   67' Franco
  62' Sinha
Stadium: Manny Ramjohn Stadium
26 March 2003 San Jose Earthquakes   2–1
(4–5 agg.)
  Municipal San Jose, U.S.
Donovan   19'
Ching   35'
  76' Plata Stadium: Spartan Stadium
2003 Club America   3-0
(4–3 agg.)
  FAS
 
 
 
Nil
24 March, 2003 Alajuelense   4-0   NE Revolution Alajuela, Costa Rica
Erick Scott    
Alejandro Alpizar  
Rolando Fonseca  
Nil Stadium: Alejandro Morera Soto Stadium
2003 NE Revolution   3-1
(5–3 agg.)
  Alajuelense
 
 
 
 



2003 Arnett Gardens   0-0   Necaxa F.C.
Nil Nil
2003 Necaxa F.C.   1-0
(4–3 agg.)
  Arnett Gardens
  Nil
2003 Árabe Unido   2-1   Columbus Crew
TBD  
TBD  
 
2003 Columbus Crew   3-0
(4–2 agg.)
  Árabe Unido
 
 
 
Nil

QuarterfinalsEdit

16 April 2003 Toluca   2–1
(4–2 agg.)
  Municipal Toluca, Mexico
Ruiz   25'
Sánchez   44'
  8' Romero Stadium: Estadio Nemesio Díez
9 April 2003 Morelia   6–0   Columbus Crew Morelia, Mexico
Palacios   39'
Íñiguez   42'   70'
Bautista   49'   55'
Navia   68'
Stadium: Estadio Morelos
16 April 2003 Columbus Crew   2–0
(2–6 agg.)
  Morelia Columbus, U.S.
Buddle   15'
Cunningham   29' (pen.)
Stadium: Columbus Crew Stadium
9 April 2003 LA Galaxy   1–4   Necaxa Fullerton, U.S.
Pineda   36'   27'   51' Franco
  81' Zague
  87' Larrosa
Stadium: Titan Stadium
16 April 2003 Necaxa   2–1
(6–2 agg.)
  LA Galaxy Aguascalientes City, Mexico
Espinoza   43'   84'   32' Albright Stadium: Estadio Olímpico de Aguascalientes
16 April 2003 América   4–0   Alajuelense Mexico City, Mexico
Castillo   50'
Lipatín   72'   84'
Blanco   88' (pen.)
Stadium: Estadio Azteca

SemifinalsEdit

1st leg
Toluca  1–4  América
González   13' Lipatin   35', 63'
Mendoza   56'
Blanco   83' (pen.)
1st leg
Necaxa  0–0  Morelia

2nd leg
Morelia  6–0  Necaxa
Navia   9', 21'
Palacios   28'
Hernández   38'
Almirón   42'
Prieto   77'
2nd leg
América  0–4  Toluca
AET Espinosa   69'
García   72', 88'
Ruiz   90+2'
  • Morelia advanced 6–0 on aggregate.
  • Toluca advanced 5–4 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

First legEdit

2003 CONCACAF Champions' Cup Final
First leg
Morelia  3–3  Club Toluca
Navia   44', 63'
Álvarez   69'
López   6', 82'
Lozano   13'

Second legEdit

Second leg
Club Toluca  2–1  Morelia
da Silva   35'
Sánchez   54'
Report Álvarez   81'
Referee: Gilberto Alcalá
  • Toluca won 3–1 on points (5–4 on aggregate).

ChampionsEdit

CONCACAF Champions' Cup
2003 Winners
 
Club Deportivo Toluca
Second Title

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Reinaldo Navia   Morelia 5
2   Vicente Sánchez   Toluca 4
  Edson Buddle   Columbus Crew 4
  Marcelo Lipatin   América 4
5   Edgar García   Toluca 3
  Gonzalo Romero   Municipal 3
  Erick Scott   LD Alajuelense 3
8   Ariel Franco   Toluca 2
  Israel López   Toluca 2
  Amado Guevara   Motagua 2
  Alexi Lalas   Los Angeles Galaxy 2
  Juan Franco   Necaxa 2
  Rodolfo Espinoza   Necaxa 2
  Manny Lagos   San Jose Earthquakes 2
  Cuauhtémoc Blanco   América 2
  Santiago Fernández   América 2
  Rolando Fonseca   LD Alajuelense 2
  Adolfo Bautista   Morelia 2
  Roberto Palacios   Morelia 2
  Ismael Íñiguez   Morelia 2
  Damián Álvarez   Morelia 2
22 Various 1

ReferencesEdit