2007–08 Arab Champions League

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2007–08 Arab Champions League
Tournament details
Dates 12 September 2007 – 22 May 2008
Teams 32 (from UAFA confederations)
Final positions
Champions Algeria Entente Sportive de Sétif (2nd title)
Runners-up Morocco Wydad Casablanca
Tournament statistics
Matches played 75
Goals scored 192 (2.56 per match)
Top scorer(s) Saudi Arabia Essa Al-Mehyani (8 goals)
Best player Algeria Lamouri Djediat

The 5th Edition of Arab Champions League 2007-08

The Format[edit]

  • Each federation enter with (1~2) teams from their top Leagues
- The teams must be one of the top 5 teams in the latest season, or Cup Champions/Runners-up.
  • The Number of teams of each federation enters based on the previous editions results of the Arab Champions League
  • The official sponsor ART can choose the rest teams to complete the 32 teams, so it may can reach 3 teams from one country
- It's not necessary to be one of the top 5 teams.

Participated teams[edit]

32 clubs will be competing from the following countries.

Asia[edit]

 Bahrain (1) Bahrein Riffa Club (2006-07 Bahraini Premier League Runners-up)
 Iraq (2) Najaf FC (Iraqi Premier League 2006-07 3rd Place)
Al-Talaba (Iraqi Premier League 2006-07 4th Place)
 Jordan (2) Al-Wihdat (2006-07 Jordan League Champions)
Al-Faisaly (2006-07 Jordan League Runners-up)
 Kuwait (2) Kazma Sporting Club (2006-07 Kuwaiti Premier League Champions)
Al-Arabi (2006-07 Kuwaiti Premier League 6th Place)
 Lebanon (1) Al-Ansar (2006-07 Lebanese Premier League Champions)
 Qatar (0) Withdraw this season
 Oman (1) Al-Oruba (2006-07 Omani League Runners-up)
 Palestine (1) Shabab Rafah (Representing Palestine)
 Saudi Arabia (2) Al-Wahda Mecca (2006-07 Saudi Arabia Premier League 3rd Place)
Al-Shabab (2006-07 Saudi Arabia Premier League 4th Place)
 Syria (2) Al-Taliya (2006-07 Syrian League 3rd Place)
Al-Majd (2006-07 Syrian League 4th Place)
 UAE (1) Al-Shaab (2006-07 UAE League 5th Place)
 Yemen (1) Al-Ahli San'a (2006-07 Yemeni League Champions)

Africa[edit]

 Algeria (3) Entente Sportive de Sétif (2006-07 Algerian Championnat National Champions)
USM Alger (2006-07 Algerian Championnat National 4th Place)
Mouloudia Club d'Oran (2006-07 Algerian Championnat National 6th Place)
 Comoros (1) Chirazienne (2006-07 Comoros Cup Winners)
 Djibouti (1) CDE Colas (Representing Djibouti)
 Egypt (2) Tala'ea El-Gaish (2006-07 Egyptian Premier League 4th Place)
El-Masry (2006-07 Egyptian Premier League 10th Place)
 Libya (1) Al-Ittihad Tripoli (2006-07 Libyan Premier League Champions)
 Mauritania (1) ASC Mauritel (2006-07 Mauritanean Premier League Champions)
 Morocco (3) Moghreb Athletic Tétouan (2006-07 GNF 1 3rd Place)
Wydad Casablanca (2006-07 GNF 1 4th Place)
Raja Casablanca (2006-07 GNF 1 11th Place)
 Somalia (0) Withdraw this season (Elman FC withdraw)
 Sudan (2) Al-Hilal Omdurman (2006 Sudan Premier League Champions)
Al-Merrikh (2006 Sudan Premier League Runners-up)
 Tunisia (2) Union Sportive Monastirienne (2006-07 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 4th Place)
Club Athletique Bizertin (2006-07 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 12th Place)

The System[edit]

  • Round 32: Knock out stage
  • Round 16: Knock out stage
  • Round 8: Groups Stage
  • Semifinals and final: Knock out stage

The Awards[edit]

  • The Champions: $1,500,000
  • The Runner-up: $1,000,000
  • Round 4: $400,000
  • Round 8: $300,000
  • Round 16: $60,000
  • Round 32: $30,000

Round 32[edit]

32 teams play home and away matches as Knock out stage.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Moghreb Athletic Tétouan Morocco 1-4 Jordan Al-Wihdat 0-4 1-0
Al-Talaba Iraq 0-4 Algeria USM Alger 0-2 0-2
Al-Merrikh Sudan 5-1 Bahrain Bahrein Riffa Club 2-0 3-1
ASC Mauritel Mauritania 1-4 Algeria Entente Sportive de Sétif 1-1 0-3
Al-Hilal Omdurman Sudan 4-4(a) Syria Al-Majd 3-2 1-2
CDE Colas Djibouti 0-19 Saudi Arabia Al-Wahda Mecca 0-8 0-11
Kazma Sporting Club Kuwait 1-2 Morocco Wydad Casablanca 0-1 1-1
Chirazienne Comoros 0-9 Iraq Najaf FC 0-8 0-1
El-Masry Egypt 0-1 Syria Al-Taliya 0-1 0-0
Al-Ahli San'a Yemen 1-4 Libya Al-Ittihad Tripoli 0-0 1-4
Mouloudia Club d'Oran Algeria 0-3 Kuwait Al-Arabi 0-1 0-2
Al-Ansar Lebanon 2-3 Egypt Tala'ea El-Gaish 1-1 1-2
Club Athletic Bizertin Tunisia 3-3 (4-2) Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab 1-2 2-1
Al-Oruba Oman 1-1 (a) Tunisia Union Sportive Monastir 0-0 1-1
Al-Shaab United Arab Emirates 2-4 Jordan Al-Faisaly 0-2 2-2
Shabab Rafah Palestinian territories (w/o) 1 Morocco Raja Casablanca - -
1 Palestinian territories Shabab Rafah withdrew.[1]

Matches Dates[edit]

  • The first legs on 12 and 17 /18 September 2007
  • The second legs on 1 /2 October 2007

Round 16[edit]

16 teams play home and away matches as Knock out stage.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Ittihad Tripoli Libya 1-3 Syria Al-Majd 1-1 0-2
Al-Wahda Mecca Saudi Arabia 2-4 Algeria Entente Sportive de Sétif 1-1 1-3
Al-Oruba Oman 3-7 Morocco Wydad Casablanca 2-3 1-4
Al-Merrikh Sudan 3-5 Morocco Raja Casablanca 2-2 1-3
Najaf FC Iraq 0-3 Syria Al-Taliya 0-3 0-0
Club Athletic Bizertin Tunisia 3-4 Jordan Al-Faisaly 1-1 2-3
Al-Wihdat Jordan 1-2 Egypt Tala'ea El-Gaish 0-0 1-2
Al-Arabi Kuwait (w/o) Algeria USM Alger 3-2 Sus1
1 Kuwait Al-Arabi Disqualified, Kuwait have been indefinitely suspended from international football competitions.

Matches Dates[edit]

  • The first legs on 22 /5 November 2007
  • The second legs on 6 /15 November 2007

Round 8[edit]

8 teams play home and away matches in 2 Groups, 4 teams in each group.
the Groups winners and the runners-up qualify to the semif-finals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Algeria ES Sétif 6 3 2 1 10 4 +6 11
Jordan Al-Faisaly 6 2 3 1 9 7 +2 9
Morocco Raja Casablanca 6 1 4 1 3 4 -1 7
Syria Al-Majd 6 0 3 3 5 12 -7 3
28 November 2007
Raja Casablanca Morocco 0 – 0 Jordan Al-Faisaly


28 November 2007
ES Sétif Algeria 1 – 1 Syria Al-Majd
Djediat Goal 51' Rafe Goal 37'

11 December 2007
Al-Faisaly Jordan 3 – 1 Syria Al-Majd
Al-Sheikh Goal 47'
Al-Shboul Goal 65'
Abu Keshek Goal 92'
Rafe Goal 56'


12 December 2007
ES Sétif Algeria 2 – 0 Morocco Raja Casablanca
Maïza Goal 31'
Touil Goal 88'


26 December 2007
Al-Faisaly Jordan 1 – 1 Algeria ES Sétif
Lafi Goal 39' Touil Goal 63'

19 February 2008
Al-Majd Syria 2 – 3 Jordan Al-Faisaly
Rafe Goal 50'
Masaes Goal 56'
Farhan Goal 27', Goal 58'
Lafi Goal 90'


20 February 2008
Raja Casablanca Morocco 1 – 0 Algeria ES Sétif
Senghor Goal 60'
Stade Mohamed V , Casablanca


5 March 2008
ES Sétif Algeria 2 – 1 Jordan Al-Faisaly
Touil Goal 89'
Adiko Goal 90+5'
Lafi Goal 85'

12 March 2008
Al-Faisaly Jordan 1 – 1 Morocco Raja Casablanca
Abdul-Amir Goal 25' Cire Goal 13'


18 March 2008
Al-Majd Syria 0 – 4 Algeria ES Sétif
Adiko Goal 20'
Laïfaoui Goal 45'
Djediat Goal 66', Goal 77'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Morocco Wydad Casablanca 6 3 1 2 11 6 +5 10
Egypt Tala'ea El-Gaish 6 2 2 2 3 5 -2 8
Algeria USM Alger 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 8
Syria Al-Taliya 6 2 1 3 4 7 -3 7
27 November 2007
Tala'ea El-Gaish Egypt 1 – 2 Syria Al-Taliya
Masaoud Goal 82' Aboud Goal 36'
Tatan Goal 88'


28 November 2007
USM Alger Algeria 2 – 1 Morocco Wydad Casablanca
Louissi Goal 58' (o.g.)
Doucoure Goal 81'
Madihi Goal 54'


12 December 2007
Wydad Casablanca Morocco 3 – 1 Syria Al-Taliya
Doulyazal Goal 38'
Jouaya Goal 65'
Bidoudane Goal 70'
Sulaiman Goal 9'

25 December 2007
Al-Taliya Syria 0–0 Algeria USM Alger
Al Baladi Al Talyia Nahia Syria




19 February 2008
Al-Taliya Syria 0 – 2 Morocco Wydad Casablanca
Sadio Sow Goal 35'
Abderrazak Sakim Goal 92'
Mohamed V , Casablanca



18 March 2008
Al-Taliya Syria 0 – 1 Egypt Tala'ea El-Gaish
Arko Goal 75'


19 March 2008
Wydad Casablanca Morocco 2 – 3 Algeria USM Alger
Oumansour Goal 25'
Sow Goal 88'
Moncharé Goal 12'
Ammour Goal 78'
Doucoure Goal 81'

The Semi-Finals[edit]


The Final[edit]

9 May 2008
Wydad Casablanca Morocco 0 – 1 Algeria ES Setif
Touil Goal 80'
Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca
Attendance: 54,000
Referee: A.Trabelsi (Tunisia)
22 May 2008
ES Sétif Algeria 1 – 0 Morocco Wydad Casablanca
Ziaya Goal 30'
Stade 8 Mai 1945, Sétif
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Al-Fadhli (Kuwait)
Arab Champions League 2007–08
Winners
Algeria
ES Sétif
Second Title

Top scorers[edit]

Last updated: 22 May 2008.

Pos. Scorer Goals Club
1.
Saudi Arabia Essa Al-Mehyani
8
Saudi Arabia Al-Wahda Mecca
2.
Syria Raja Rafe
6
Syria Al-Majd
3.
Algeria Lamouri Djediat
5
Algeria ES Setif
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Morocco Mohamed Madihi
5
Morocco Wydad Casablanca
=
Jordan Fadi Lafi
5
Jordan Al-Faysali

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