2005 AFC Champions League

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2005 AFC Champions League
Tournament details
Dates March 2005 - November 2005
Teams 29
Final positions
Champions Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad (2nd title)
Runners-up United Arab Emirates Al Ain
Tournament statistics
Matches played 98
Goals scored 286 (2.92 per match)
Top scorer(s) Sierra Leone Mohammed Kallon (6 Goals)
2004
2006

The 2005 AFC Champions League was the 24th edition of the top-level Asian club football tournament and the 3rd edition under the current AFC Champions League title. The championship was retained by the Saudi Arabian club Al Ittihad with a 5-3 aggregate victory over UAE side Al Ain. Following a 1-1 draw at the Tahnon Bin Mohammed Stadium in Al Ain in the first leg, Ittihad recorded a 4-2 victory at the Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium in Jeddah to lift the trophy for the second consecutive season.

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 Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Iran PAS 6 5 1 0 12 4 16
Kuwait Al Salmiya 6 3 0 3 8 9 9
Qatar Al Rayyan 6 2 1 3 6 7 7
Iraq Al Shurta 6 0 2 4 2 8 2
March 9, 2005 PAS 2–1 Al Rayyan
March 9, 2005 Al Salmiya 3–1 Al Shurta
March 15, 2005 Al Shurta 1–1 PAS
March 16, 2005 Al Rayyan 2–1 Al Salmiya
April 6, 2005 Al Rayyan 2–0 Al Shurta
April 6, 2005 PAS 5–1 Al Salmiya
April 19, 2005 Al Shurta 0–0 Al Rayyan
April 20, 2005 Al Salmiya 0–1 PAS
May 10, 2005 Al Shurta 0–1 Al Salmiya
May 11, 2005 Al Rayyan 2–1 PAS
May 25, 2005 PAS 1–0 Al Shurta
May 25, 2005 Al Salmiya 2–0 Al Rayyan

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
United Arab Emirates Al Ain 6 4 1 1 13 6 13
Iran Sepahan 6 3 2 1 10 6 11
Saudi Arabia Al Shabab 6 3 1 2 7 7 10
Syria Al Wahda 6 0 0 6 5 16 0
March 9, 2005 Al Ain 3–0 Al Wahda
March 9, 2005 Al Shabab 1–1 Sepahan
March 16, 2005 Al Wahda 1–2 Al Shabab
March 16, 2005 Sepahan 1–1 Al Ain
April 6, 2005 Al Wahda 1–3 Sepahan
April 6, 2005 Al Ain 3–0 Al Shabab
April 20, 2005 Al Shabab 1–0 Al Ain
April 20, 2005 Sepahan 2–0 Al Wahda
May 11, 2005 Al Wahda 2–3 Al Ain
May 11, 2005 Sepahan 1–0 Al Shabab
May 25, 2005 Al Ain 3–2 Sepahan
May 25, 2005 Al Shabab 3–1 Al Wahda

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Qatar Al Sadd 6 4 0 2 8 6 12
Uzbekistan Neftchi 6 3 0 3 8 7 9
Kuwait Al Kuwait 6 2 1 3 5 6 7
United Arab Emirates Al Ahli 6 2 1 3 8 10 7
March 9, 2005 Neftchi 1–0 Al Kuwait
March 9, 2005 Al Sadd 2–0 Al Ahli
March 16, 2005 Al Kuwait 0–1 Al Sadd
March 16, 2005 Al Ahli 3–0 Neftchi
April 6, 2005 Neftchi 2–0 Al Sadd
April 6, 2005 Al Kuwait 1–0 Al Ahli
April 20, 2005 Al Ahli 3–3 Al Kuwait
April 20, 2005 Al Sadd 3–2 Neftchi
May 11, 2005 Al Kuwait 1–0 Neftchi
May 11, 2005 Al Ahli 2–1 Al Sadd
May 25, 2005 Neftchi 3–0note Al Ahli
May 25, 2005 Al Sadd 1–0 Al Kuwait

Note: awarded 3–0 to Neftchi because Al Ahli failed to show up.

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Saudi Arabia Al Ahli 6 5 0 1 18 5 15
Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent 6 3 0 3 9 8 9
Iraq Al Zawra 6 2 1 3 6 13 7
Syria Al Jaish 6 1 1 4 7 14 4
March 8, 2005 Al Zawra 1–2 Al Ahli
March 9, 2005 Al Jaish 0–2 Pakhtakor Tashkent
March 16, 2005 Al Ahli 3–1 Al Jaish
March 16, 2005 Pakhtakor Tashkent 1–2 Al Zawra
April 5, 2005 Al Zawra 1–5 Al Jaish
April 6, 2005 Al Ahli 3–0 Pakhtakor Tashkent
April 20, 2005 Pakhtakor Tashkent 2–1 Al Ahli
April 20, 2005 Al Jaish 0–0 Al Zawra
May 11, 2005 Al Ahli 5–1 Al Zawra
May 11, 2005 Pakhtakor Tashkent 4–1 Al Jaish
May 24, 2005 Al Zawra 1–0 Pakhtakor Tashkent
May 25, 2005 Al Jaish 0–4 Al Ahli

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
China Shenzhen Jianlibao 6 4 1 1 9 3 13
South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings 6 4 1 1 14 3 13
Japan Jubilo Iwata 6 3 0 3 11 4 9
Vietnam Hoang Anh GL 6 0 0 6 1 25 0
March 9, 2005 Shenzhen Jianlibao 1–0 Jubilo Iwata
March 9, 2005 Hoang Anh GL 1–5 Suwon Samsung Bluewings
March 16, 2005 Jubilo Iwata 6–0 Hoang Anh GL
March 16, 2005 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 0–0 Shenzhen Jianlibao
April 6, 2005 Shenzhen Jianlibao 5–0 Hoang Anh GL
April 6, 2005 Jubilo Iwata 0–1 Suwon Samsung Bluewings
April 20, 2005 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 2–1 Jubilo Iwata
April 20, 2005 Hoang Anh GL 0–2 Shenzhen Jianlibao
May 11, 2005 Jubilo Iwata 3–0 Shenzhen Jianlibao
May 11, 2005 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 6–0 Hoang Anh GL
May 25, 2005 Shenzhen Jianlibao 1–0 Suwon Samsung Bluewings
May 25, 2005 Hoang Anh GL 0–1 Jubilo Iwata

Group F[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
China Shandong Luneng Taishan 6 6 0 0 15 2 18
Japan Yokohama F. Marinos 6 4 0 2 10 4 12
Indonesia PSM Makassar 6 1 1 4 4 14 4
Thailand BEC Tero 6 0 1 5 3 12 1
March 9, 2005 BEC Tero 0–1 PSM Makassar
March 9, 2005 Yokohama F. Marinos 0–1 Shandong Luneng Taishan
March 16, 2005 PSM Makassar 0–2 Yokohama F. Marinos
March 16, 2005 Shandong Luneng Taishan 1–0 BEC Tero
April 6, 2005 PSM Makassar 0–1 Shandong Luneng Taishan
April 6, 2005 BEC Tero 1–2 Yokohama F. Marinos
April 20, 2005 Shandong Luneng Taishan 6–1 PSM Makassar
April 20, 2005 Yokohama F. Marinos 2–0 BEC Tero
May 11, 2005 PSM Makassar 2–2 BEC Tero
May 11, 2005 Shandong Luneng Taishan 2–1 Yokohama F. Marinos
May 25, 2005 BEC Tero 0–4 Shandong Luneng Taishan
May 25, 2005 Yokohama F. Marinos 3–0 PSM Makassar

Group G[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
South Korea Busan I'Park 6 6 0 0 25 0 18
Thailand Krung Thai 6 3 0 3 5 9 9
Indonesia Persebaya 6 1 1 4 2 10 4
Vietnam Binh Dinh 6 1 1 4 2 15 4
March 9, 2005 Busan I'Park 8–0 Binh Dinh
March 9, 2005 Persebaya 1–2 Krung Thai
March 16, 2005 Binh Dinh 0–0 Persebaya
March 16, 2005 Krung Thai 0–2 Busan I'Park
April 6, 2005 Binh Dinh 1–2 Krung Thai
April 6, 2005 Busan I'Park 4–0 Persebaya
April 20, 2005 Krung Thai 0–1 Binh Dinh
April 20, 2005 Persebaya 0–3 Busan I'Park
May 11, 2005 Binh Dinh 0–4 Busan I'Park
May 11, 2005 Krung Thai 1–0 Persebaya
May 25, 2005 Busan I'Park 4–0 Krung Thai
May 25, 2005 Persebaya 1–0 Binh Dinh

Knockout stage[edit]

  Quarter finals Semi-finals Final
                                 
 Saudi Arabia Al Ahli 2 1 3  
 China Shenzhen Jianlibao (aet) 1 3 4  
   China Shenzhen Jianlibao 0 0 0  
   United Arab Emirates Al Ain 6 0 6  
 United Arab Emirates Al Ain (a) 1 3 4
   Iran PAS 1 3 4  
     United Arab Emirates Al Ain 1 2 3
   Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 1 4 5
   China Shandong Luneng Taishan 1 2 3  
 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 1 7 8  
 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 5 2 7
   South Korea Busan I'Park 0 0 0  
 South Korea Busan I'Park 3 2 5
   Qatar Al Sadd 0 1 1  


Quarter finals[edit]

14 September 2005
Al Ahli Saudi Arabia 2–1 China Shenzhen Jianlibao
Rogerio 63'
Yang Chen 87' (o.g.)
Naif Al-Qadi 76' (o.g.)

14 September 2005
Al Ain United Arab Emirates 1–1 Iran PAS
Mohammad Nosrati 47' (o.g.) Arash Borhani 10'
21 September 2005
PAS Iran 3–3 United Arab Emirates Al Ain
Arash Borhani 34', 47'
Issa Traoré 75'
Luis Tejada 61' (pen.)
Helal Saeed 83', 84'


14 September 2005
Busan I'Park South Korea 3–0 Qatar Al Sadd
Da Silva 20', 88'
Yoon Hee-Joon 90'

Semi-finals[edit]

12 October 2005
Shenzhen Jianlibao China 0–0 United Arab Emirates Al Ain

12 October 2005
Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 2–0 South Korea Busan I'Park
Mohamed Kallon 18', 58'

Final[edit]

See also[edit]

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