2007–08 Arab Champions League

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2007–08 Arab Champions League
دوري أبطال العرب 2007–08
Tournament details
Dates 12 September 2007 – 22 May 2008
Teams 32 (from 1 association)
Final positions
Champions Algeria ES 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 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 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
ES Sétif Algeria 1–1 Syria Al-Majd
Djediat Goal 51' Rafe Goal 37'





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'


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





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




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)

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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