2007 AFC Champions League Final

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2007 AFC Champions League Final
Event 2007 AFC Champions League
First leg
Date 7 November 2007
Venue Foolad Shahr Stadium, Fooladshahr
Referee Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh
Attendance 30,000
Second leg
Date 14 November 2007
Venue Saitama Stadium, Saitama
Referee Ravshan Irmatov
Attendance 59,034
2006
2008

The 2007 AFC Champions League Final was a two-legged association football tie to determine the 2007 champions of Asian club football. Urawa Red Diamonds defeated Sepahan 3-1 on aggregate to take the title. The first leg took place on 7 November 2007 at 16:00 local time (UTC+3:30) at Foolad Shahr Stadium in Fooladshahr, Isfahan and the second leg took place on 14 November 2007 at 19:20 local time (UTC+9) at Saitama Stadium, Saitama.

The winners, Urawa Red Diamonds, received US$600,000 prize money and qualified to represent Asia in the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup. Although they were defeated, Sepahan still competed in the FIFA Club World Cup by replacing the host country berth, which is reserved for the J. League champions.

Format[edit]

The rules for the final were exactly the same as for the previous knockout rounds. The tie was contested over two legs with away goals deciding the winner if the two teams were level on goals after the second leg. If the teams could still not be separated at that stage then extra time would have been played with a penalty shootout taking place if the teams were still level after that.

Route to the final[edit]

For more details on this topic, see AFC Champions League 2007.

Sepahan[edit]

Opponents Round H/A Score1 Sepahan goalscorers
Syria Al Ittihad Group Stage H 2–1 Mehdi Seyed-Salehi(2)
Saudi Arabia Al Shabab Group Stage A 1–0 Mehdi Seyed-Salehi
United Arab Emirates Al Ain Group Stage A 2–3 Mehdi Seyed-Salehi, Emad Mohammed
United Arab Emirates Al Ain Group Stage H 1–1 Hossein Papi
Syria Al Ittihad Group Stage A 5–0 Abdul-Wahab Abu Al-Hail, Mohammad Nouri(2), Emad Mohammed(2)
Saudi Arabia Al Shabab Group Stage H 1–0 Mehdi Seyed-Salehi
Japan Kawasaki Frontale Quarter Final, Leg 1 H 0–0
Japan Kawasaki Frontale Quarter Final, Leg 2 A 0–0(p5–4)
United Arab Emirates Al Wahda Semi Final, Leg 1 H 3–1 Mahmoud Karimi(2), Moharram Navidkia
United Arab Emirates Al Wahda Semi Final, Leg 2 A 0–0

1Sepahan's goals always recorded first.

Urawa Red Diamonds[edit]

Opponents Round H/A Score1 Urawa Reds goalscorers
Indonesia Persik Kediri Group Stage H 3–1 Yamada, Nagai, Ono
Australia Sydney FC Group Stage A 2–2 Ponte, Nagai
China Shanghai Shenhua Group Stage H 1–0 Abe
China Shanghai Shenhua Group Stage A 0–0
Indonesia Persik Kediri Group Stage A 3–3 Ono, Ponte, Abe
Australia Sydney FC Group Stage H 0–0
South Korea Jeonbuk Motors Quarter Final, Leg 1 H 2–1 Hasebe, Tatsuya Tanaka
South Korea Jeonbuk Motors Quarter Final, Leg 2 A 2–0 Tatsuya Tanaka, Own Goal
South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Semi Final, Leg 1 A 2–2 Tatsuya Tanaka, Ponte
South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Semi Final, Leg 2 H 2–2(p5–3) Washington, Hasebe

1Urawa Red Diamonds' goals always recorded first.

Final summary[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sepahan Iran 1–3 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds 1–1 0–2

First leg[edit]

Sepahan
Urawa Reds
SEPAHAN:
GK 1 Iran Abbas Mohammadi
DF 5 Iran Hadi Aghili
DF 8 Iran Mohsen Bengar
DF 17 Georgia (country) Jaba Mujiri
MF 4 Iran Moharram Navidkia (c)
MF 6 Iran Jalal Akbari Substituted off 46'
MF 12 Iraq Abdul-Wahab Abu Al-Hail
MF 21 Iran Saeid Bayat
MF 28 Iran Ehsan Hajsafi Booked 60'
FW 13 Iran Mahmoud Karimi Substituted off 67'
FW 20 Iraq Emad Mohammed Substituted off 46'
Substitutes:
GK 22 Iran Mohammad Savari
GK 24 Iran Masoud Homami
DF 2 Iran Hamid Azizzadeh
DF 7 Iran Farshad Bahadorani
MF 11 Iran Hossein Kazemi Substituted in 67'
FW 18 Iran Mohsen Hamidi Substituted in 46'
MF 19 Iran Jalaleddin Alimohammadi
FW 23 Iran Mehdi Seyed-Salehi
MF 25 Iran Ebrahim Loveinian Substituted in 46'
MF 29 Iran Behzad Soltani
MF 30 Iran Hossein Papi
Manager:
Croatia Luka Bonačić
URAWA REDS:
GK 23 Japan Ryota Tsuzuki
DF 2 Japan Keisuke Tsuboi
DF 5 Brazil Nenê
DF 20 Japan Satoshi Horinouchi
MF 13 Japan Keita Suzuki (c)
MF 22 Japan Yuki Abe
MF 17 Japan Makoto Hasebe
MF 14 Japan Tadaaki Hirakawa
MF 10 Brazil Robson Ponte
FW 21 Brazil Washington
FW 9 Japan Yuichiro Nagai Substituted off 73'
Substitutes:
GK 1 Japan Norihiro Yamagishi
GK 28 Japan Nobuhiro Kato
DF 12 Japan Shunsuke Tsutsumi
DF 19 Japan Hideki Uchidate
MF 3 Japan Hajime Hosogai
MF 16 Japan Takahito Soma
MF 27 Japan Yoshiya Nishizawa
MF 30 Japan Masayuki Okano
FW 11 Japan Tatsuya Tanaka Substituted in 73'
FW 18 Japan Junki Koike
Manager:
Germany Holger Osieck

Second leg[edit]

14 November 2007
19:20 (UTC+9)
Urawa Red Diamonds Japan 2 – 0 Iran Sepahan
Yuichiro Nagai Goal 22'
Yuki Abe Goal 71'
Saitama Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 59,034
Referee: Uzbekistan Ravshan Irmatov
Urawa Reds
Sepahan
URAWA REDS:
GK 23 Japan Ryota Tsuzuki
DF 2 Japan Keisuke Tsuboi
DF 4 Japan Marcus Túlio Tanaka
DF 20 Japan Satoshi Horinouchi
MF 13 Japan Keita Suzuki (c)
MF 22 Japan Yuki Abe
MF 17 Japan Makoto Hasebe Booked 55'
MF 14 Japan Tadaaki Hirakawa
MF 10 Brazil Robson Ponte Substituted off 80'
FW 21 Brazil Washington Substituted off 89'
FW 9 Japan Yuichiro Nagai Substituted off 85'
Substitutes:
GK 1 Japan Norihiro Yamagishi
DF 5 Brazil Nenê
DF 12 Japan Shunsuke Tsutsumi
DF 19 Japan Hideki Uchidate Substituted in 80'
MF 16 Japan Takahito Soma
MF 30 Japan Masayuki Okano Substituted in 89'
FW 11 Japan Tatsuya Tanaka Substituted in 85'
FW 18 Japan Junki Koike
Manager:
Germany Holger Osieck
SEPAHAN:
GK 1 Iran Abbas Mohammadi
DF 5 Iran Hadi Aghili
DF 8 Iran Mohsen Bengar
DF 17 Georgia (country) Jaba Mujiri
MF 4 Iran Moharram Navidkia (c)
MF 12 Iraq Abdul-Wahab Abu Al-Hail
MF 21 Iran Saeid Bayat Substituted off 59'
MF 25 Iran Ebrahim Loveinian
MF 28 Iran Ehsan Hajsafi
FW 18 Iran Mohsen Hamidi Substituted off 46'
FW 20 Iraq Emad Mohammed Substituted off 29'
Substitutes:
GK 22 Iran Mohammad Savari
GK 24 Iran Masoud Homami
DF 2 Iran Hamid Azizzadeh
DF 6 Iran Jalal Akbari
DF 7 Iran Farshad Bahadorani
MF 9 Iran Hadi Jafari
MF 11 Iran Hossein Kazemi Substituted in 59'
MF 19 Iran Amir Radi
MF 29 Iran Behzad Soltani
MF 30 Iran Hossein Papi Substituted in 46'
FW 13 Iran Mahmoud Karimi Substituted in 29'
FW 23 Iran Mehdi Seyed-Salehi
Manager:
Croatia Luka Bonačić

See also[edit]

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