2002–03 AFC Champions League

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2002–03 AFC Champions League
Tournament details
Dates 13 August–27 November 2002 (qualifying)
10 March–11 October 2003 (competition proper)
Teams 16
Final positions
Champions United Arab Emirates Al Ain (1st title)
Runners-up Thailand BEC Tero Sasana
Tournament statistics
Top scorer(s) China Hao Haidong (9 goals)
Best player Thailand Therdsak Chaiman
(BEC Tero Sasana)
2004

The 2002–03 AFC Champions League was the 22nd edition of the top-level Asian club football tournament and the 1st edition under the current AFC Champions League title. Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates beat BEC Tero Sasana of Thailand 2-1 on aggregate.

Qualification[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1. Thailand BEC Tero Sasana 7 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3
2. South Korea Daejeon Citizen 6 3 2 0 1 3 3 0
3. China Shanghai Shenhua 3 3 1 0 2 6 7 -1
4. Japan Kashima Antlers 1 3 0 1 2 5 7 -2





Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
China Dalian Shide 7 3 2 1 0 10 2 +8
South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 6 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5
Japan Shimizu S-Pulse 4 3 1 1 1 8 2 +6
Thailand Osotsapa FC 0 3 0 0 3 1 20 −19



March 12, 2003
Osotsapa FC Thailand 1–7 China Dalian Shide
Vimol Jankam Goal 13' (Report) Hao Haidong Goal 27', Goal 32', Goal 49', Goal 61'
Yan Song Goal 60'
Zou Jie Goal 80'
Dong Fangzhuo Goal 82'


Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1. United Arab Emirates Al Ain 9 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5
2. Qatar Al Sadd 3 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1
3. Iran Esteghlal 3 3 1 0 2 5 7 −2
4. Saudi Arabia Al Hilal 3 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2

March 9, 2003
Al Ain United Arab Emirates 1–0 Saudi Arabia Al Hilal
Gharib Harib Goal 12' (p) (Report)

March 12, 2003
Al Ain United Arab Emirates 2–0 Qatar Al Sadd
Kandia Traoré Goal 24'
Boubacar Sanogo Goal 89'
(Report)
Tahnoun Bin Mohamed Stadium, Al Ain, UAE
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: China Lu Jun

March 12, 2003
Esteghlal Iran 2–3 Saudi Arabia Al Hilal
Rasoul Khatibi Goal 18'
Ali Samereh Goal 42'
(Report) Patrick Suffo Goal 34', Goal 74', Goal 85'


March 15, 2003
Esteghlal Iran 1–3 United Arab Emirates Al Ain
Ali Samereh Goal 67' (Report) Faisal Ali Goal 65'
Boubacar Sanogo Goal 76'
Gharib Harib Goal 78'
Tahnoun Bin Mohamed Stadium, Al Ain, UAE
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: China Lu Jun

Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1. Uzbekistan Pakhtakor 9 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7
2. Iran Persepolis 6 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3
3. Iraq Al Talaba 3 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1
4. Turkmenistan Nisa Asgabat 0 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9


March 11, 2003
Al Talaba Iraq 3–0 Turkmenistan Nisa Asgabat
Fawzi Abdulsada Goal 10'
Younis Mahmoud Goal 24' , Goal 90'
(Report)
Pakhtakor Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: South Korea Bae Jae-Yong



Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
BEC Tero Sasana Thailand 3-2 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor 3-1 0-1
Al Ain United Arab Emirates 7-6 China Dalian Shide 4-2 3-4


April 9, 2003
Al Ain United Arab Emirates 4–2 China Dalian Shide
Boubacar Sanogo Goal 62' (p), Goal 83'
Mohammad Omar Goal 64'
Rami Yaslam Goal 75'
(Report) Hao Haidong Goal 17'
Li Yao Goal 88'
Tahnoun Bin Mohamed Stadium, Al Ain, UAE
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Indonesia Ahdul Rahman

August 30, 2003
Dalian Shide China 4–3 United Arab Emirates Al Ain
Wang Peng Goal 27'
Zoran Jankovic Goal 77'
Hao Haidong Goal 81', Goal 84'
(Report) Rodrigo Fabiano Goal 46'
Mohammad Omar Goal 65'
Farhad Majidi Goal 87'
People's Stadium, Dalian, China
Attendance: 46,000
Referee: Japan Masayoshi Okada

Final[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al Ain United Arab Emirates 2-1 Thailand BEC Tero Sasana 2-0 0-1

First Game[edit]

Second Game[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

9
4
3

External links[edit]