2007 AFC Champions League

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2007 AFC Champions League
Tournament details
Dates7 March – 14 November 2007
Teams28
Final positions
ChampionsJapan Urawa Red Diamonds (1st title)
Runners-upIran Sepahan
Tournament statistics
Matches played92
Goals scored230 (2.5 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Mota
(7 goals)
Best player(s)Japan Yuichiro Nagai
2006
2008

The 2007 AFC Champions League was the 26th edition of the top-level Asian club football tournament and the 5th edition under the current AFC Champions League title.

Japanese side Urawa Red Diamonds became champions for the first time, beating Sepahan of Iran and becoming the fourth Japanese club to win the Asian championship, and qualified for the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup.

Participating clubs[edit]

Along with the defending champion, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, 28 other clubs from fourteen countries qualified based on performance in domestic league and cup competitions. Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors entered the competition at the quarter-finals.

The draw took place in Kuala Lumpur on 22 December, allocating teams into seven groups. In February, the AFC disqualified Esteghlal Tehran from Group B for failing to register their players in time.[1] This reduced the number of competing teams to 28.

Defending Champions (1)
South Korea Korea Republic (1) Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (2006 AFC Champions League winners)
East Asia & ASEAN (12)
Australia Australia (2) Adelaide United (2005–06 A-League premiers)
Sydney FC (2006 A-League Grand Final winners)
China China (2) Shandong Luneng Taishan (2006 Chinese Super League champions and 2006 Chinese FA Cup winners)
Shanghai Shenhua (2006 Chinese Super League runners-up)
Indonesia Indonesia (2) Persik Kediri (2006 Liga Indonesia Premier Division champions)
Arema Malang (2006 Copa Indonesia winners)
Japan Japan (2) Urawa Red Diamonds (2006 J. League Division 1 champions and 2006–07 Emperor's Cup winners)
Kawasaki Frontale (2006 J. League Division 1 runners-up)
South Korea Korea Republic (2) Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (2006 K-League champions)
Chunnam Dragons (2006 Korean FA Cup winners)
Thailand Thailand (1) Bangkok University FC (2006 Thailand Premier League champions)
Vietnam Vietnam (1) Gach Dong Tam Long An (2006 V-League champions)
Central & South Asia and West Asia (16) (15)
Iran Iran (2) (1) Esteghlal (2005–06 Iran Pro League champions)
Sepahan (2005–06 Hazfi Cup winners)
Iraq Iraq (2) Al-Zawraa (2005–06 Iraqi Premier League champions)
Najaf FC (2005–06 Iraqi Premier League runners-up)
Kuwait Kuwait (2) Al Kuwait (2005–06 Kuwaiti Premier League champions)
Al-Arabi (2006 Kuwait Emir Cup winners)
Qatar Qatar (2) Al Sadd (2005–06 Qatar Stars League champions)
Al-Rayyan (2006 Emir of Qatar Cup winners)
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia (2) Al-Shabab (2005–06 Saudi Premier League champions)
Al-Hilal (2005–06 Saudi Crown Prince Cup winners)
Syria Syria (2) Al-Karamah (2005–06 Syrian League champions)
Al-Ittihad (2005–06 Syrian Cup winners)
United Arab Emirates UAE (2) Al-Wahda (2005–06 UAE Football League runners-up)
Al Ain (2005–06 UAE Emir Cup winners)
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan (2) Pakhtakor (2006 Uzbek League champions and 2006 Uzbekistani Cup winners)
Neftchi (2006 Uzbek League runners-up)

Format[edit]

Group Stage

A total of 28 clubs were divided into 7 groups of four, based on region i.e. East Asian and Southeast Asian clubs were drawn in groups E to G, while the rest were grouped in groups A to D. Each club played double round-robin (home and away) against fellow three group members, a total of 6 matches each. Clubs received 3pts for a win, 1pt for a tie, 0pts for a loss. The clubs were ranked according to points and tie breakers were in the following order:

  • Points earned between the clubs in question
  • Goal Differential between the clubs in question
  • Points earned within the group
  • Goal Differential within the group
  • Goals For within the group

The seven group winners along with the defending champion advanced to the quarter-finals.

Knockout Round

All eight clubs were randomly matched; however, the only restriction was that the clubs from the same country could not face each other in the quarter-finals. The games were conducted in 2 legs, home and away, and the aggregate score decided the match winner. If the aggregate score couldn't produce a winner, "away goals rule" was used. If still tied, clubs played extra time, where "away goals rule" still applied. If still tied, the game went to penalties.

Group stage[edit]

Group matches were scheduled to be played over match days on 7 March 21 March 11 April 25 April 9 and 23 May 2007.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda 6 4 1 1 13 6 +7 13
Iraq Al-Zawraa 6 3 2 1 9 6 +3 11
Kuwait Al-Arabi 6 2 1 3 10 12 −2 7
Qatar Al-Rayyan 6 0 2 4 3 11 −8 2
Al-Arabi Kuwait0–1Iraq Al-Zawraa
(Report) Muslim Mubarak Goal 66'
Al-Rayyan Qatar0–1United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda
(Report) Mohamed al-Shehhi Goal 81'

Al-Wahda United Arab Emirates4–1Kuwait Al-Arabi
Mamadou Bagayoko Goal 40' Goal 56' (pen.)
Saleh Al Menhali Goal 63'
Bashir Saeed Goal 68'
(Report) Mohamed Jarragh Goal 35'
Al-Zawraa Iraq0–0Qatar Al-Rayyan
(Report)

Al-Zawraa Iraq1–2United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda
Ahmad Abd Ali Goal 46' (Report) Abdulrahim Jumaa Goal 13'
Bashir Saeed Goal 74'
Al-Arabi Kuwait1–1Qatar Al-Rayyan
Jarrah Al Zuhair Goal 60' (Report) Adel Lamy Goal 52'

Al-Rayyan Qatar1–3Kuwait Al-Arabi
Thiago Ribeiro Goal 44' (report) Khaled Khalaf Goal 25'
Firas Al Khatib Goal 63'69'
Al-Wahda United Arab Emirates1–1Iraq Al-Zawraa
Abdulrahim Jumaa Goal 57' (report) Haidar Sabah Goal 75'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Jasim Karim (Bahrain)

Al-Zawraa Iraq3–2Kuwait Al-Arabi
Wissam Kadhim Goal 21'
Ahmad Ibrahim Goal 70'
Nawaf Falah Goal 78'
(Report) Firas Al Khatib Goal 50'84'
Al-Wahda United Arab Emirates3–0Qatar Al-Rayyan
Maurito Goal 8'
Haidar Alo Ali Goal 30' (pen.)
Mamadou Bagayoko Goal 76' (pen.)
(Report)

Al-Arabi Kuwait3–2United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda
Khaled Abd Al Kudos Goal 6'
Khaled Khalaf Goal 55'
Jarrah Al Zuhair Goal 87'
(Report) Saeed Salem Goal 23'
Yaser Matar Goal 90'
Al-Rayyan Qatar1–3Iraq Al-Zawraa
Saoud Khames Goal 75' (Report) Salman Mesbeh Goal 13' (o.g.)
Abdul-Salam Abood Goal 26'
Haidar Sabah Goal 34'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 4 2 2 0 5 1 +4 8
Uzbekistan Pakhtakor 4 2 0 2 3 5 −2 6
Kuwait Al Kuwait 4 0 2 2 2 4 −2 2
Iran Esteghlal (*) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

(*) Esteghlal was disqualified for failing to submit their players list in time.

Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia1–1Kuwait Al Kuwait
Rodrigão Goal 16' (Report) Fahad Awadh Goal 90'

Al Kuwait Kuwait0–1Uzbekistan Pakhtakor
(Report) Aleksandr Kletskov Goal 69'

Pakhtakor Uzbekistan0–2Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
(Report) Omar Al-Ghamdi Goal 54'
Rodrigão Goal 59'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Junjie Huang (China)

Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia2–0Uzbekistan Pakhtakor
Rodrigão Goal 30' Goal 90' (pen.) (report)

Al Kuwait Kuwait0–0Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
(Report)

Pakhtakor Uzbekistan2–1Kuwait Al Kuwait
Uche Iheruome Goal 45'
Shakhboz Erkinov Goal 59'
(Report) Faraj Laheeb Goal 71'

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Syria Al-Karamah 6 3 2 1 11 7 +4 11
Uzbekistan Neftchi 6 3 1 2 6 7 −1 10
Iraq Najaf FC 6 2 2 2 9 8 +1 8
Qatar Al Sadd 6 1 1 4 6 10 −4 4
Al-Karamah Syria2–1Qatar Al Sadd
Senghor Koupouleni Goal 70'
Abdalrahman Akkari Goal 85'
(Report) Magid Mohamed Goal 22'
Najaf FC Iraq0–1Uzbekistan Neftchi
(Report) Kholmatov Goal 71'

Al Sadd Qatar1–4Iraq Najaf FC
Talal Al Bloushi Goal 45' (Report) Aqeel Mohammed Goal 47'
Saeed Mohsen Goal 55' Goal 86' (pen.)
Karrar Jassim Goal 70'
Attendance: 1,500
Neftchi Uzbekistan2–1Syria Al-Karamah
Anvar Berdiev Goal 27'
Nosirbek Otakuziev Goal 77'
(Report) Firas Issmael Goal 32'

Al Sadd Qatar2–0Uzbekistan Neftchi
Khalfan Ibrahim Goal 65'
Emerson Goal 75'
(Report)
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Tan Hai (China)
Al Karamah Syria1–1Iraq Najaf FC
Fahd Awde Goal 90' (pen.) (Report) Falah Hasan Kadhim Goal 71'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Jasim Karim (Bahrain)

Najaf FC Iraq2–4Syria Al-Karamah
Saeed Mohsen Goal 7' (pen.)
Qassim Faraj Goal 86' (pen.)
(Report) Jehad Al Hussein Goal 46'52'
Fahd Awde Goal 50'
Senghor Koupouleni Goal 65'
Neftchi Uzbekistan2–1Qatar Al Sadd
Iqboljon Akramov Goal 1'
Nasim Shoimov Goal 41'
(Report) Emerson Goal 17'

Al Sadd Qatar1–1Syria Al-Karamah
Ali Nasser Goal 16' (Report) Iyad Mando Goal 44'
Attendance: 2,000
Neftchi Uzbekistan1–1Iraq Najaf FC
Kholmatov Goal 43' (Report) Ali Mohammed Goal 60'
Attendance: 16,000

Al-Karamah Syria2–0Uzbekistan Neftchi
Iyad Mando Goal 12'50' (Report)
Najaf FC Iraq1–0Qatar Al Sadd
Saeed Mohsen Goal 78' (Report)

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Iran Sepahan 6 4 1 1 12 5 +7 13
Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab 6 3 1 2 9 3 +6 10
United Arab Emirates Al Ain 6 1 3 2 5 8 −3 6
Syria Al-Ittihad 6 0 3 3 3 13 −10 3
Sepahan Iran2–1Syria Al-Ittihad
Mehdi Seyed Salehi Goal 19'29' (Report) Anas Sari Goal 12'
Al Ain United Arab Emirates0–2Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab
(Report) Godwin Attram Goal 45'
Waleed Al-Gizani Goal 72'

Al-Shabab Saudi Arabia0–1Iran Sepahan
(Report) Mehdi Seyed Salehi Goal 83'
Al-Ittihad Syria0–0United Arab Emirates Al Ain
(Report)

Al-Shabab Saudi Arabia4–0Syria Al-Ittihad
Abdullah Al Dosari Goal 35'48'
Naji Majrashi Goal 60' (pen.)
Waleed Al-Gizanii Goal 79'
(Report)
Al Ain United Arab Emirates3–2Iran Sepahan
Ali Al-Wehaibi Goal 6'
Msalam Faiez Goal 44'
Frank Ongfiang Goal 84'
(Report) Mehdi Seyed Salehi Goal 8'
Emad Mohammed Goal 65'

Sepahan Iran1–1United Arab Emirates Al Ain
Hossein Papi Goal 49' (Report) Hawar Mulla Mohammed Goal 86'
Attendance: 25,000
Al-Ittihad Syria1–1Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab
Ammar Rihawi Goal 36' (Report) Ahmed Ateef Goal 65'

Al-Shabab Saudi Arabia2–0United Arab Emirates Al Ain
Abdullah Al Astaa Goal 59'
Waleed Al-Gizani Goal 88'
(Report)
Al-Ittihad Syria0–5Iran Sepahan
(Report) Abdul-Wahab Abu Al-Hail Goal 10'
Mohammad Nori Goal 40'55'
Emad Mohammed Goal 70'90'

Al Ain United Arab Emirates1–1Syria Al-Ittihad
Ghareeb Hareb Goal 53' (Report) Anas Sari Goal 90'
Sepahan Iran1–0Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab
Mehdi Seyed Salehi Goal 33' (Report)

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Japan Urawa Red Diamonds 6 2 4 0 9 5 +4 10
Australia Sydney FC 6 2 3 1 8 5 +3 9
Indonesia Persik Kediri 6 2 1 3 6 16 −10 7
China Shanghai Shenhua 6 1 2 3 7 4 +3 5
Shanghai Shenhua China1–2Australia Sydney FC
Xie Hui Goal 78' (Report) Steve Corica Goal 8'
Ufuk Talay Goal 23'
Urawa Red Diamonds Japan3–0Indonesia Persik Kediri
Nobuhisa Yamada Goal 12'
Yuichiro Nagai Goal 45'
Shinji Ono Goal 76'
(Report)
Attendance: 31,303

Persik Kediri Indonesia1–0China Shanghai Shenhua
Bertha Yuana Putra Goal 71' (Report)
Sydney FC Australia2–2Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
David Carney Goal 1'
Ufuk Talay Goal 23' (pen.)
(Report) Robson Ponte Goal 30'
Yuichiro Nagai Goal 55'

Urawa Red Diamonds Japan1–0China Shanghai Shenhua
Yuki Abe Goal 45' (Report)
Attendance: 28,828
Referee: Masoud Moradi (Iran)
Persik Kediri Indonesia2–1Australia Sydney FC
Aris Budi Prasetyo Goal 25'
Budi Sudarsono Goal 70'
(Report) Steve Corica Goal 8'

Shanghai Shenhua China0–0Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
(Report)
Sydney FC Australia3–0Indonesia Persik Kediri
Steve Corica Goal 54'90'
Alex Brosque Goal 73'
(Report)
Attendance: 10,075
Referee: Minh Tri Vo (Vietnam)

Persik Kediri Indonesia3–3Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
Christian Gonzalez Goal 23' (pen.) Goal 31'
Budi Sudarsono Goal 83'
(Report) Shinji Ono Goal 9' (pen.)
Robson Ponte Goal 50'
Yuki Abe Goal 62'
Sydney FC Australia0–0China Shanghai Shenhua
(Report 1 2)
Attendance: 14,786

Urawa Red Diamonds Japan0–0Australia Sydney FC
(Report)
Shanghai Shenhua China6–0Indonesia Persik Kediri
Xie Hui Goal 8'
Gao Lin Goal 25'
Diego Alonso Goal 79'87'90'
Sergio Blanco Goal 86'
(Report)
Attendance: 8,000

Group F[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Japan Kawasaki Frontale 6 5 1 0 15 4 +11 16
South Korea Chunnam Dragons 6 3 1 2 7 8 −1 10
Indonesia Arema Malang 6 1 1 4 2 9 −7 4
Thailand Bangkok University 6 0 3 3 4 7 −3 3
Bangkok University Thailand0–0South Korea Chunnam Dragons
(Report)
Arema Malang Indonesia1–3Japan Kawasaki Frontale
Elie Aiboy Goal 12' (Report) Magnum Goal 1'73'
Kengo Nakamura Goal 82'

Chunnam Dragons South Korea2–0Indonesia Arema Malang
Kim Tae-Su Goal 48'
Sandro Cardoso Goal 82'
(Report)
Kawasaki Frontale Japan1–1Thailand Bangkok University
Patiparn Phetphun Goal 78' (o.g.) (Report) Suriya Domtaisong Goal 7'

Chunnam Dragons South Korea1–3Japan Kawasaki Frontale
Kang Min-Soo Goal 90' (Report) Juninho Goal 29' (pen.) Goal 70'
Magnum Goal 57'
Bangkok University Thailand0–0Indonesia Arema Malang
(Report)

Arema Malang Indonesia1–0Thailand Bangkok University
Bruno Casimir Goal 56' (Report)
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Sun Baojie (China)
Kawasaki Frontale Japan3–0South Korea Chunnam Dragons
Juninho Goal 25'
Chong Tese Goal 81'87'
(Report)

Chunnam Dragons South Korea3–2Thailand Bangkok University
Kim Seung-Hyun Goal 28'
Song Tae-Lim Goal 79'90'
(Report) Kittisak Siriwaen Goal 11'
Kraisorn Pancharoen Goal 39'
Kawasaki Frontale Japan3–0Indonesia Arema Malang
Kengo Nakamura Goal 4'70'
Taku Harada Goal 80'
(Report)

Bangkok University Thailand1–2Japan Kawasaki Frontale
Ekkaphan Petvises Goal 40' (Report) Taku Harada Goal 17'
Takahisa Nishiyama Goal 63'
Arema Malang Indonesia0–1South Korea Chunnam Dragons
(Report) Ju Kwang-Youn Goal 47'

Group G[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 6 4 1 1 13 6 +7 13
China Shandong Luneng Taishan 6 4 1 1 12 8 +4 13
Australia Adelaide United 6 2 2 2 9 6 +3 8
Vietnam Gach Dong Tam Long An 6 0 0 6 4 18 −14 0
Adelaide United Australia0–1China Shandong Luneng Taishan
(Report) Michael Valkanis Goal 47' (o.g.)
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma South Korea4–1Vietnam Gach Dong Tam Long An
Mota Goal 9' Goal 69' (pen.)
Kim Dong-hyun Goal 70'
Adrian Neaga Goal 81'
(Report) Kabanga Tshamala Goal 87'

Shandong Luneng Taishan China2–1South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Aleksandar Živković Goal 62' (pen.)
Wang Yongpo Goal 78'
(Report) Cho Byung-Kuk Goal 77'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Talaat Najm (Lebanon)
Gach Dong Tam Long An Vietnam0–2Australia Adelaide United
(Report) Fernando Goal 18'
Travis Dodd Goal 30'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Ali Saleem (Maldives)

Shandong Luneng Taishan China4–0Vietnam Gach Dong Tam Long An
Han Peng Goal 42'52'
Wang Yongpo Goal 54'
Li Jinyu Goal 74'
(Report)
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Win Cho (Myanmar)
Adelaide United Australia2–2South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Fernando Goal 48'
Bruce Djite Goal 55'
(Report) Kim Dong-hyun Goal 57'
Mota Goal 75'

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma South Korea1–0Australia Adelaide United
Choi Sung-Kuk Goal 29' (Report)
Gach Dong Tam Long An Vietnam2–3China Shandong Luneng Taishan
Kabanga Tshamala Goal 14'
Nguyễn Việt Thắng Goal 36'
(Report) Wang Yongpo Goal 29'
Li Jinyu Goal 49'90'

Shandong Luneng Taishan China2–2Australia Adelaide United
Li Wei Goal 39'
Shu Chang Goal 56'
(Report) Fernando Goal 36' (pen.)
Nathan Burns Goal 48'
Gach Dong Tam Long An Vietnam1–2South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Phan Van Tai Em Goal 45' (Report) Mota Goal 17'
Choi Sung-Kuk Goal 83'
Attendance: 5,000

Adelaide United Australia3–0Vietnam Gach Dong Tam Long An
Travis Dodd Goal 7'22'49' (Report)
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma South Korea3–0China Shandong Luneng Taishan
Kim Dong-hyun Goal 37'
Son Dae-Ho Goal 42'
Mota Goal 71'
(Report)

Knock-out stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Quarter finals Semi-finals Final
                                   
Iran Sepahan (p) 0 0 0 (5)  
Japan Kawasaki Frontale 0 0 0 (4)  
  Iran Sepahan 3 0 3  
  United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda 1 0 1  
United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda (a) 0 1 1
Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 0 1 1  
  Iran Sepahan 1 0 1
  Japan Urawa Red Diamonds 1 2 3
South Korea Seognam Ilhwa Chunma 2 2 4  
Syria Al-Karamah 1 0 1  
  South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 2 2 4 (3)
  Japan Urawa Red Diamonds (p) 2 2 4 (5)  
Japan Urawa Red Diamonds 2 2 4
South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
(2006 Champion)
1 0 1  

Quarter-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sepahan Iran 0–0 (5–4p) Japan Kawasaki Frontale 0–0 0–0 (a.e.t.)
Al-Wahda United Arab Emirates 1–1 (a) Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 0–0 1–1
Seognam Ilhwa Chunma South Korea 4–1 Syria Al-Karamah 2–1 2–0
Urawa Red Diamonds Japan 4–1 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
(2006 Champion)
2–1 2–0

First leg[edit]

Sepahan Iran0–0Japan Kawasaki Frontale
Report
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Jasim Karim (Bahrain)

Al-Wahda United Arab Emirates0–0Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
Report
Attendance: 12,000

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma South Korea2–1Syria Al-Karamah
Kim Min-Ho Goal 72'
Cho Byung-Kuk Goal 74'
Report Senghor Koupouleni Goal 9'

Urawa Red Diamonds Japan2–1South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Makoto Hasebe Goal 4'
Tatsuya Tanaka Goal 59'
Report Choi Jin-cheul Goal 90'

Second leg[edit]

Kawasaki Frontale Japan0–0Iran Sepahan
Report
Penalties
Juninho Penalty scored
Kazuki Ganaha Penalty scored
Masahiro Ohashi Penalty scored
Hiroyuki Taniguchi Penalty missed
Shuhei Terada Penalty scored
4–5 Penalty scored Hadi Aghili
Penalty scored Moharram Navidkia
Penalty scored Abdul-Wahab Abu Al-Hail
Penalty scored Farshad Bahadorani
Penalty scored Jalal Akbari
  • Sepahan progress 5–4 on penalties after 0–0 aggregate score

Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia1–1United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda
Tarik El Taib Goal 85' Report Ismail Matar Goal 18'
  • Al-Wahda progress on away goals rule with 1–1 aggregate score

Al-Karamah Syria0–2South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Report Mota Goal 9'
Kim Dong-hyun Goal 71'
  • Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma progress 4–1 on aggregate

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors South Korea0–2Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
Report Tatsuya Tanaka Goal 3'
Choi Jin-cheul Goal 66' (o.g.)
  • Urawa Red Diamonds progress 4–1 on aggregate

Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sepahan Iran 3–1 United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda 3–1 0–0
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma South Korea 4–4 (3–5p) Japan Urawa Red Diamonds 2–2 2–2 (a.e.t.)

First leg[edit]

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma South Korea2–2Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
Mota Goal 10'
Kim Do-Heon Goal 80'
Report Tatsuya Tanaka Goal 52'
Robson Ponte Goal 65' (pen.)

Sepahan Iran3–1United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda
Mahmoud Karimi Goal 11'58'
Moharram Navidkia Goal 85' (pen.)
Report Mohamed Al Shehhi Goal 48'

Second leg[edit]

Urawa Red Diamonds Japan2–2South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Washington Goal 21'
Makoto Hasebe Goal 73'
Report Choi Sung-Kuk Goal 56'
Kim Dong-hyun Goal 69'
Penalties
Robson Ponte Penalty scored
Washington Penalty scored
Yuki Abe Penalty scored
Yuichiro Nagai Penalty scored
Tadaaki Hirakawa Penalty scored
5–3 Penalty scored Kim Sang-Sik
Penalty missed Choi Sung-Kuk
Penalty scored Kim Dong-hyun
Penalty scored Park Jin-Sub
  • Urawa Red Diamonds progress 5–3 on penalties after 4–4 aggregate score

Al-Wahda United Arab Emirates0–0Iran Sepahan
Report
Attendance: 13,000
  • Sepahan progress 3–1 on aggregate

Final[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 Iran1–1Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
Mahmoud Karimi Goal 47' Report Robson Ponte Goal 45'

Second leg[edit]

Urawa Red Diamonds Japan2–0Iran Sepahan
Yuichiro Nagai Goal 22'
Yuki Abe Goal 71'
Report
  • Urawa Red Diamonds win 3–1 on aggregate

Winners[edit]

AFC Champions League
2007 Winners
Flag of Japan
Urawa Red Diamonds
1st Title

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Brazil Mota South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 7
2 South Korea Kim Dong-hyun South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 5
Iran Mehdi Seyed Salehi Iran Sepahan
4 Brazil Rodrigão Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 4
Syria Firas Al Khatib Kuwait Al-Arabi
Iraq Saeed Mohsen Iraq Najaf FC
Australia Steve Corica Australia Sydney FC
Australia Travis Dodd Australia Adelaide United
Brazil Robson Ponte Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
10 Brazil Magnum Japan Kawasaki Frontale 3
Brazil Juninho Japan Kawasaki Frontale
Japan Kengo Nakamura Japan Kawasaki Frontale
China Wang Yongpo China Shandong Luneng Taishan
China Li Jinyu China Shandong Luneng Taishan
Iraq Emad Mohammed Iran Sepahan
Iran Mahmoud Karimi Iran Sepahan
Mali Mamadou Bagayoko United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda
Saudi Arabia Waleed Al-Gizani Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab
Uruguay Diego Alonso China Shanghai Shenhua
Brazil Fernando Australia Adelaide United
Syria Iyad Mando Syria Al-Karamah
Senegal Senghor Koupouleni Syria Al-Karamah
Japan Tatsuya Tanaka Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
Japan Yuichiro Nagai Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
Japan Yuki Abe Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
South Korea Choi Sung-Kuk South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Esteghlal disqualified from AFC League". PressTV. 26 February 2007.