2007–08 Arab Champions League

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2007–08 Arab Champions League
دوري أبطال العرب 2007–08
Tournament details
Dates12 September 2007 – 22 May 2008
Teams32 (from 1 association)
Final positions
ChampionsAlgeria ES Sétif (2nd title)
Runners-upMorocco Wydad Casablanca
Tournament statistics
Matches played75
Goals scored192 (2.56 per match)
Top scorer(s)Saudi Arabia Essa Al-Mehyani (8 goals)
Best player(s)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) ES Sétif (2006–07 Algerian Championnat National Champions)
USM Alger (2006–07 Algerian Championnat National 4th Place)
MC 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 Club (2006 Sudan Premier League Champions)
Al-Merrikh SC (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 SC Sudan 5–1 Bahrain Bahrein Riffa Club 2–0 3–1
ASC Mauritel Mauritania 1–4 Algeria ES Sétif 1–1 0–3
Al-Hilal Club 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
MC 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 State of Palestine (w/o) 1 Morocco Raja Casablanca
1 State of Palestine 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 ES 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


ES Sétif Algeria1–1Syria Al-Majd
Djediat Goal 51' Rafe Goal 37'

Al-Faisaly Jordan3–1Syria Al-Majd
Al-Sheikh Goal 47'
Al-Shboul Goal 65'
Abu Keshek Goal 92'
Rafe Goal 56'


ES Sétif Algeria2–0Morocco Raja Casablanca
Maïza Goal 31'
Touil Goal 88'


Al-Faisaly Jordan1–1Algeria ES Sétif
Lafi Goal 39' Touil Goal 63'

Al-Majd Syria2–3Jordan Al-Faisaly
Rafe Goal 50'
Masaes Goal 56'
Farhan Goal 27', Goal 58'
Lafi Goal 90'


Raja Casablanca Morocco1–0Algeria ES Sétif
Senghor Goal 60'
Stade Mohamed V , Casablanca


ES Sétif Algeria2–1Jordan Al-Faisaly
Touil Goal 89'
Adiko Goal 90+5'
Lafi Goal 85'

Al-Faisaly Jordan1–1Morocco Raja Casablanca
Abdul-Amir Goal 25' Cire Goal 13'


Al-Majd Syria0–4Algeria 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
Tala'ea El-Gaish Egypt1–2Syria Al-Taliya
Masaoud Goal 82' Aboud Goal 36'
Tatan Goal 88'


USM Alger Algeria2–1Morocco Wydad Casablanca
Louissi Goal 58' (o.g.)
Doucoure Goal 81'
Madihi Goal 54'



Al-Taliya Syria0–0Algeria USM Alger
Al Baladi Al Talyia Nahia Syria




Al-Taliya Syria0–2Morocco Wydad Casablanca
Sadio Sow Goal 35'
Abderrazak Sakim Goal 92'
Mohamed V , Casablanca



Al-Taliya Syria0–1Egypt Tala'ea El-Gaish
Arko Goal 75'


Wydad Casablanca Morocco2–3Algeria USM Alger
Oumansour Goal 25'
Sow Goal 88'
Moncharé Goal 12'
Ammour Goal 78'
Doucoure Goal 81'

The Semi-Finals[edit]


The Final[edit]

Wydad Casablanca Morocco0–1Algeria ES Setif
Touil Goal 80'
Attendance: 54,000
Referee: A.Trabelsi (Tunisia)
ES Sétif Algeria1–0Morocco Wydad Casablanca
Ziaya Goal 30'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Al-Fadhli (Kuwait)

Winners[edit]

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
=
Morocco Mohamed Madihi
5
Morocco Wydad Casablanca
=
Jordan Fadi Lafi
5
Jordan Al-Faysali

References[edit]

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