2009 AFC Champions League Final

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2009 AFC Champions League Final
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Event 2009 AFC Champions League
Date 7 November 2009
Venue National Stadium, Tokyo
AFC Man of the Match No Byung-Jun (Pohang Steelers)[1]
Fans' Man of the Match Denilson (Pohang Steelers)
Referee Matthew Breeze (Australia)
Attendance 25,743
Weather Good
2008
2010

The 2009 AFC Champions League Final was a football match which was played on Saturday, 7 November 2009. It was the 28th final of the AFC Champions League, Asia's premier club football tournament, and the first single match final since 2002 when the competition was known as the Asian Club Championship. The match was played at the National Stadium in Tokyo and it was contested between Al-Ittihad of Saudi Arabia and Pohang Steelers of South Korea. The winners Pohang Steelers were also entered the quarter-finals of the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup.

Pohang Steelers defeated Al-Ittihad 2–1, winning its third title to become the most successful club in Asian football.[2]

Road to Tokyo[edit]

2009 AFC Champions League winner Pohang Steelers.
For more details on this topic, see 2009 AFC Champions League.
Al-Ittihad Round Pohang Steelers
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 6 3 3 0 14 4 +10 12
Qatar Umm-Salal 6 2 2 2 6 13 −7 8
United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira 6 0 5 1 6 7 −1 5
Iran Esteghlal 6 0 4 2 6 8 −2 4
Group stage
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
South Korea Pohang Steelers 6 3 3 0 7 3 +4 12
Japan Kawasaki Frontale 6 3 1 2 10 7 +3 10
China Tianjin Teda 6 2 2 2 6 5 +1 8
Australia C.C. Mariners 6 0 2 4 5 13 −8 2
Opponent Result Legs Knockout stage Opponent Result Legs
Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab 2–1 Round of 16 Australia Newcastle United Jets 6–0
Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent 5–1 4–0 home; 1–1 away Quarter-finals Uzbekistan Bunyodkor 5–4 4–1 home; 1–3 away
Japan Nagoya Grampus 8–3 6–2 home; 2–1 away Semi-finals Qatar Umm-Salal 4–1 2–0 home; 2–1 away

Match details[edit]

7 November 2009
19:00 (JST)
Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 1 – 2 South Korea Pohang Steelers
Mohammed Noor Goal 74' Report No Byung-Jun Goal 57'
Kim Hyung-Il Goal 66'
Al-Ittihad
Pohang Steelers


AL-ITTIHAD: 4–1–2–1–2
GK 1 Saudi Arabia Mabrouk Zayed
DF 4 Saudi Arabia Redha Tukar
DF 6 Saudi Arabia Obaid Alshamrani Substituted off 64'
DF 19 Saudi Arabia Saleh Al-Saqri
DF 21 Saudi Arabia Hamad Al-Montashari
MF 8 Saudi Arabia Manaf Abushgeer
MF 12 Oman Ahmed Hadid
MF 14 Saudi Arabia Saud Khariri 
MF 18 Saudi Arabia Mohammed Noor (c) Booked 50'
FW 11 Morocco Hicham Aboucherouane
FW 27 Tunisia Amine Chermiti
Substitutes:
GK 22 Saudi Arabia Tisir Al-Antaif
DF 5 Saudi Arabia Mohammed Salem
DF 33 Saudi Arabia Osama Al-Muwallad
MF 16 Saudi Arabia Mishal Al-Said
MF 30 Saudi Arabia Sultan Alnumare
FW 15 Argentina Luciano Leguizamón Substituted in 64'
FW 29 Saudi Arabia Talal Al-Meshal
Manager:
Argentina Gabriel Calderón
POHANG STEELERS: 4–3–3
GK 1 South Korea Shin Hwa-Yong
RB 2 South Korea Choi Hyo-Jin
CB 32 South Korea Kim Hyung-Il
CB 24 South Korea Hwang Jae-Won (c)
LB 16 South Korea Kim Jung-Kyum Substituted off 75'
DM 20 South Korea Shin Hyung-Min  Booked 39'
CM 7 South Korea Kim Jae-Sung Booked 29'
CM 5 South Korea Kim Tae-Su
RW 10 Brazil Denilson Substituted off 90+3'
CF 9 Republic of Macedonia Stevica Ristić Substituted off 71'
LW 22 South Korea No Byung-Jun Booked 90+1'
Substitutes:
GK 41 South Korea Kim Jee-Hyuk
DF 4 Japan Kazunari Okayama
DF 8 South Korea Hwang Jin-Sung
MF 12 South Korea Park Hee-Chul Substituted in 75'
MF 14 South Korea Song Chang-Ho Booked 90+1' Substituted in 71'
FW 18 South Korea Namgung Do Substituted in 90+3'
FW 23 South Korea Yoo Chang-Hyun
Manager:
Brazil Sérgio Farias

AFC Man of the Match:
South Korea No Byung-Jun[1]

Assistant referees:
Australia Matthew Cream
Australia Wilson David
Fourth official:
Australia Green Daniel

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Triple treat for Steelers". the-afc.com (Asian Football Confederation). 7 November 2009. Retrieved 7 November 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Pohang book UAE berth". FIFA.com. 2009-11-07. Archived from the original on 11 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-21. [dead link]

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