2004 AFC Champions League

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2004 AFC Champions League
Tournament details
Dates March 2004 - November 2004
Teams 29
Final positions
Champions Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad (1st title)
Runners-up South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Tournament statistics
Matches played 98
Goals scored 286 (2.92 per match)
Top scorer(s) Sierra Leone Mohammed Kallon (6 Goals)
2005

The 2004 AFC Champions League was the 23rd edition of the top-level Asian club football tournament and the 2nd edition under the current AFC Champions League title. The title was won by Al-Ittihad (Jeddah) over Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma.

Format[edit]

Group Stage

A total of 28 clubs are divided into 7 groups of four, based on region i.e. East Asian and Southeast Asian clubs are drawn in Group E to F, while rest are grouped in Group A to D. Each club plays double round-robin (home and away) against fellow three group members, a total of 6 matches each. Clubs receive 3pts for a win, 1pt for a tie, 0pts for a loss. The clubs are ranked according to points and tie breakers are in following order:

  • Points earned between the clubs in question
  • Goal Differential between the clubs in question
  • Goal For between the clubs in question
  • Points earned within the group
  • Goal Differential within the group
  • Goal For within the group

The seven group winners along with the defending champions qualifies to the quarter-finals.

Knockout Round

All 8 clubs are randomly matched; however, the only restriction is that the clubs from same country cannot face each other in the quarterfinals. The games are conducted in 2 legs, home and away, and the aggregates goals decides the match winner. If the aggregate goals cannot produce a winner, away goal rules in used. If still tied, clubs play extra time, where away goal rule still applies. If still tied, the game goes to penalties.

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Uzbekistan Pakhtakor 7 4 2 1 1 3 1 2
Iran Zob Ahan 5 4 1 2 1 4 5 -1
Qatar Qatar SC 3 4 0 3 1 3 4 -1
Bahrain Riffa 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 Riffa withdrew, citing security concerns; they were suspended from AFC competitions for two years.

Feb 11, 2004 Zob Ahan 1–0 Pakhtakor
Feb 25, 2004 Pakhtakor 1–0 Qatar SC
Apr 6, 2004 Zob Ahan 3–3 Qatar SC
Apr 21, 2004 Qatar SC 0–0 Zob Ahan
May 5, 2004 Pakhtakor 2–0 Zob Ahan
May 19, 2004 Qatar SC 0–0 Pakhtakor

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
United Arab Emirates Al Wahda 6 4 1 3 0 3 0 3
Qatar Al Sadd 5 4 1 2 1 1 1 0
Iraq Al Quwa Al Jawiya 4 4 1 1 2 1 4 -3
Kuwait Al Qadisiya 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 On April 20, following the match between Al-Qadisiya and Al-Sadd, Kuwaiti security personnel assaulted the visiting players; Al-Qadisiya were ejected from the competition and banned from AFC competitions for three years. Their record was expunged.

Feb 11, 2004 Al Wahda 0–0 Al Sadd
Feb 25, 2004 Al Sadd 1–0 Al Quwa Al Jawiya
Apr 6, 2004 Al Wahda 3–0 Al Quwa Al Jawiya
Apr 6, 2004 Al Quwa Al Jawiya 0–0 Al Wahda
May 5, 2004 Al Sadd 0–0 Al Wahda
May 18, 2004 Al Quwa Al Jawiya 1–0 Al Sadd

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
United Arab Emirates Sharjah 10 4 3 1 0 10 4 6
Saudi Arabia Al Hilal 7 4 2 1 1 6 6 0
Iraq Al Shurta 0 4 0 0 4 3 9 -6
Bahrain Al Ahly 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 Al Ahly withdrew following the decision by the Bahraini FA to retain 7 of their players for the national team and Olympic squads for their World Cup and Olympic Games qualifying matches; no penalties were imposed.

Feb 10, 2004 Sharjah 2–0 Al Shurta
Feb 25, 2004 Al Hilal 0–0 Sharjah
Apr 6, 2004 Al Shurta 1–2 Al Hilal
Apr 21, 2004 Al Hilal 2–0 Al Shurta
May 4, 2004 Al Shurta 2–3 Sharjah
May 18, 2004 Sharjah 5–2 Al Hilal

Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Saudi Arabia Al Ittihad 13 6 4 1 1 14 4 10
Iran Sepahan 13 6 4 1 1 15 10 5
Kuwait Al Arabi 8 6 2 2 2 8 10 -2
Uzbekistan Neftchi 0 6 0 0 6 5 18 -13
Feb 10, 2004 Sepahan 4–0 Neftchi
Feb 11, 2004 Al Ittihad 2–0 Al Arabi
Feb 24, 2004 Neftchi 1–3 Al Ittihad
Feb 24, 2004 Al Arabi 2–2 Sepahan
Apr 7, 2004 Sepahan 3–2 Al Ittihad
Apr 20, 2004 Al Ittihad 4–0 Sepahan
Apr 21, 2004 Al Arabi 3–2 Neftchi
May 4, 2004 Neftchi 1–3 Sepahan
May 4, 2004 Al Arabi 0–0 Al Ittihad
May 18, 2004 Sepahan 3–1 Al Arabi
May 18, 2004 Al Ittihad 3–0 Neftchi
May 26, 2004 Neftchi 1–2 Al Arabi

Group E[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 12 6 4 0 2 14 5 9
Japan Jubilo Iwata 12 6 4 0 2 14 11 3
China Shanghai Shenhua 9 6 3 0 3 7 9 -2
Thailand BEC Tero 3 6 1 0 5 6 16 -10
Feb 11, 2004 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1–2 Jubilo Iwata
Feb 11, 2004 BEC Tero 4–1 Shanghai Shenhua
Feb 25, 2004 Jubilo Iwata 3–0 BEC Tero
Feb 25, 2004 Shanghai Shenhua 0–1 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Apr 6, 2004 Jubilo Iwata 2–1 Shanghai Shenhua
Apr 7, 2004 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 4–0 BEC Tero
Apr 20, 2004 BEC Tero 0–4 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Apr 22, 2004 Shanghai Shenhua 3–2 Jubilo Iwata
May 5, 2004 Shanghai Shenhua 1–0 BEC Tero
May 12, 2004 Jubilo Iwata 2–4 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
May 19, 2004 BEC Tero 2–3 Jubilo Iwata
May 19, 2004 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 0–1 Shanghai Shenhua

Group F[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
China Dalian Shide 15 6 5 0 1 11 5 6
Vietnam Hoang Anh 7 6 2 1 3 10 10 0
Thailand Krung Thai 7 6 2 1 3 8 11 -3
Indonesia PSM Makassar 6 6 2 0 4 9 12 -3
Feb 10, 2004 Krung Thai 0–2 Dalian Shide
Feb 11, 2004 Hoang Anh 5–1 PSM Makassar
Feb 24, 2004 Dalian Shide 2–0 Hoang Anh
Feb 25, 2004 PSM Makassar 2–3 Krung Thai
Apr 6, 2004 Hoang Anh 0–1 Krung Thai
Apr 7, 2004 PSM Makassar 0–1 Dalian Shide
Apr 21, 2004 Krung Thai 2–2 Hoang Anh
Apr 21, 2004 Dalian Shide 2–1 PSM Makassar
May 4, 2004 Dalian Shide 3–1 Krung Thai
May 5, 2004 PSM Makassar 3–0 Hoang Anh
May 18, 2004 Hoang Anh 3–1 Dalian Shide
May 18, 2004 Krung Thai 1–2 PSM Makassar

Group G[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 15 6 5 0 1 24 4 20
Japan Yokohama F. Marinos 15 6 5 0 1 19 3 16
Indonesia Persik Kediri 4 6 1 1 4 5 27 -22
Vietnam Binh Dinh 1 6 0 1 5 3 17 -14
Feb 10, 2004 Binh Dinh 0–3 Yokohama F. Marinos
Feb 11, 2004 Persik Kediri 1–2 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Feb 24, 2004 Yokohama F. Marinos 4–0 Persik Kediri
Feb 25, 2004 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 2–0 Binh Dinh
Apr 7, 2004 Binh Dinh 2–2 Persik Kediri
Apr 7, 2004 Yokohama F. Marinos 1–2 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Apr 21, 2004 Persik Kediri 1–0 Binh Dinh
Apr 21, 2004 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 0–1 Yokohama F. Marinos
May 5, 2004 Yokohama F. Marinos 6–0 Binh Dinh
May 11, 2004 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 15–0 Persik Kediri
May 19, 2004 Persik Kediri 1–4 Yokohama F. Marinos
May 19, 2004 Binh Dinh 1–3 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma

Quarter finals[edit]

First-leg home team shown first. First-leg home team score shown first for both legs.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al Ain United Arab Emirates 1-5 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 0-1 1-4
Dalian Shide China 1-2 Saudi Arabia Al Ittihad 1-1 0-1
Al Wahda United Arab Emirates 1-5 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor 1-1 0-4
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma South Korea 11-2 United Arab Emirates Sharjah 6-0 5-2
September 14, 2004
Al Ain United Arab Emirates 0–1 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Luís André Gomes 93'


September 14, 2004
Dalian Shide China 1–1 Saudi Arabia Al Ittihad
Zou Jie 66' Mario Carević 25'

September 21, 2004
Al Ittihad Saudi Arabia 1–0 China Dalian Shide
Redha Tukar 68'


September 15, 2004
Al Wahda United Arab Emirates 1–1 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor
Antonin Koutouan 10' Ildar Magdeev 85'

September 22, 2004
Pakhtakor Uzbekistan 4–0 United Arab Emirates Al Wahda
Anvarjon Soliev 21'
Vladimir Shishelov 44', 90'
Abdullah Salem 86' (o.g.)


September 15, 2004
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma South Korea 6–0 United Arab Emirates Sharjah
Kim Do-Hoon 20'
Lee Ki-Hyung 49'
Dudu 52' (pen.), 65'
Do Jae-Joon 81'
Denis Laktionov 74'

September 22, 2004
Sharjah United Arab Emirates 2–5 South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Simba Ndaye 44'
Anderson 66'
Dudu 11', 25'
Marcelo 20'
Kim Do-Hoon 32'
Denis Laktionov 74'

Semi-finals[edit]

First-leg home team shown first. First-leg home team score shown first for both legs.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al Ittihad Saudi Arabia 4-3 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2-1 2-2
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma South Korea 2-0 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor 0-0 2-0
October 26, 2004
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors South Korea 2–2 Saudi Arabia Al Ittihad
Paulo Rink 32'
Botti 43'
Tcheco 68' (pen.)
Osama Al-Muwallad 89'


October 19, 2004
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma South Korea 0–0 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor

October 26, 2004
Pakhtakor Uzbekistan 0–2 South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Kim Do-Hoon 37'
Dudu 56'

Final[edit]

First-leg home team shown first. First-leg home team score shown first for both legs.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al Ittihad Saudi Arabia 6-3 South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 1-3 5-0
December 1, 2004
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma South Korea 0–5 Saudi Arabia Al Ittihad
Redha Tukar 27'
Hamzah Idris 45+2'
Mohammed Noor 55', 78'
Manaf Abushgeer 90+5'

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