2008–09 Arab Champions League

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2008–09 Arab Champions League
دوري أبطال العرب 2008–09
Tournament details
Dates 4 October 2008 – 22 May 2009
Teams 35 (from 1 association)
Final positions
Champions Tunisia Espérance (2nd title)
Runners-up Morocco Wydad Casablanca
Tournament statistics
Matches played 62
Goals scored 140 (2.26 per match)
Top scorer(s) Algeria Abdelmalek Ziaya
Jordan Mahmoud Shelbaieh
Morocco Rafik Abdessamad
(5 goals each)

The 6th edition of Arab Champions League, The 2008–2009 is going to play as a knockout stage from 35 clubs, The Algerian club ES Sétif entered automatically as 2007–08 champion.

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]

  • 35 clubs will be competing from the following countries.

Asia[edit]

 Bahrain (1) Busaiteen (Bahraini PL 2007-08 Runners-up)
 Iraq (1) Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya (Iraqi Premier League 2007-08 3rd Place)
 Jordan (3) Al-Wahdat (Jordan League 2007–08 Champion)
Al-Faisaly (Jordan League 2007–08 Runners-up)
Shabab Al-Ordon (Jordan League 2007–08 3rd Place)
 Kuwait (3) Kuwait SC (Kuwaiti PL 2007-08 Champion)
Al-Qadisiya (Kuwaiti PL 2007-08 Runners-up)
Al Arabi Kuwait (Kuwaiti PL 2007-08 4th Place)
 Lebanon (1) Al-Ansar (LPL 2007–08 Runners-up)
 Qatar (0) Withdraw
 Oman (1) Dhofar (2007-08 Omani League Runners-up)
 Palestine (1) Wadi Al-Nes (West Bank League 2007–08 Champion)
 Saudi Arabia (2) Al-Hazm (Saudi Champions Cup 2007–08 3rd Place)
Al-Wahda Mecca (Saudi PL 2007-08 Wild-card)
 Syria (2) Al-Ittihad Aleppo (Syrian PL 2007-08 3rd Place)
Al-Taliya (Syrian PL 2007-08 4th Place)
 UAE (1) Al-Shaab (UAE League 2007–08 5th Place)
 Yemen (1) Al-Hilal Al-Sahili (Yemeni League 2007–08 Champion)

Africa[edit]

 Algeria (3) ES Sétif (Arab CL 2007–08 Champions, Algerian CN 2007–08 3rd Place)
Union Sportive de la Médina d'Alger (Algerian CN 2007–08 4th place)
Union Sportive de la Médina d'Annaba (Algerian CN 2007–08 Wild-card)
 Comoros (1) Jakam (Representing Comoros)
 Djibouti (1) FC Société Immobilière de Djibouti (Djibouti PL 2007-08 Champion)
 Egypt (1) Ismaily SC (Egyptian PL 2007-08 Runner-up)
 Libya (2) Al-Ittihad Tripoli (Libyan PL 2007-08 Champions)
Al-Ahly Tripoli (Libyan PL 2007-08 Runner-up)
 Mauritania (1) ASC Nasr de Sebkha (Representing Mauritania)
 Morocco (3) Raja Casablanca (Botola 2007-08 3rd Place)
Hassania Agadir (Botola 2007-08 4th Place)
Wydad Casablanca (Botola 2007-08 Wild-card)
 Somalia (1) SITT Daallo (Representing Somalia)
 Sudan (2) Al-Hilal Club (Omdurman) (Sudan PL 2007-2008 Champion)
Al-Merrikh (Sudan PL 2007-2008 Runner-up)
 Tunisia (3) Espérance Sportive de Tunis (Ligue 1 2007–08 3rd Place)
Union Sportive Monastirienne(Ligue 1 2007–08 4th Place)
Club Sportif Sfaxien(Ligue 1 2007–08 Wild-card)

The System[edit]

  • The Qualifying: Knock out stage
  • Round 32: Knock out stage
  • Round 16: Knock out stage
  • Round 8: Knock out stage
  • Semifinals and final: Knock out stage

The Awards[edit]

  • The Champions: 1,000,000 $
  • The Runner-up: 650,000 $
  • Round 4: 200,000 $
  • Round 8: 100,000 $
  • Round 16: 40,000 $
  • Round 32: 20,000 $
  • Qualifying: 5,000 $

The Qualifying Stage[edit]

  • 4 teams play 1 leg match as Knock out stage.
  • 1 team quaify to the next stage (Round 32).
Semi-finals Final
4 October 2008 – Djibouti
  State of Palestine Wadi Al-Nes 4  
  Comoros Jakam 1  
 
10 October 2008 – Djibouti
      State of Palestine Wadi Al-Nes 4
    Djibouti Société Immobilière 2
6 October 2008 – Djibouti
  Djibouti Société Immobilière 2(p)
  Somalia SITT Daallo 2  

Round 32[edit]

32 teams play home and away matches as Knock out stage.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ES Sétif Algeria 3–2 Lebanon Al-Ansar 3–2 0–0
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya Iraq 2–1 Morocco Hassania Agadir 2–1 0–0
Union Sportive de la Médina d'Alger Algeria 4–3 Saudi Arabia Al-Wahda Mecca 3–0 1–3
Al-Ittihad Aleppo Syria 0–0 (4–2) Algeria Union Sportive de la Medina d'Annaba 0–0 0–0
Wydad Casablanca Morocco 5–0 Jordan Shabab Al-Ordon 3–0 2–0
Al-Wahdat Jordan 3–1 Oman Dhofar 2–1 1–0
Ismaily Egypt 7–2 Bahrain Busaiteen 3–1 4–1
Al-Ittihad Tripoli Libya 2–3 Tunisia Union Sportive Monastirienne 1–1 1–2
Club Sportif Sfaxien Tunisia 3–0 Mauritania ASC Nasr de Sebkha 3–0 0–0
Espérance Sportive de Tunis Tunisia 0–0 (9–8) Libya Al-Ahly Tripoli 0–0 0–0
Raja Casablanca Morocco 6–2 Syria Al-Taliya 4–0 2–2
Al-Faisaly Jordan 2–1 State of Palestine Wadi Al-Nes 0–0 2–1
Kuwait SC Kuwait (w/o) 1 Yemen Al-Hilal Al-Sahili 3–0 Canceled
Al-Qadisiya Kuwait (w/o) 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Hazm
Al-Hilal Club (Omdurman) Sudan (w/o) 1 Kuwait Al-Arabi
Al-Merrikh Sudan (w/o) 2 United Arab Emirates Al-Shaab
1 The Kuwaiti clubs' matches canceled due to FIFA's freezing of the membership of the Kuwait Football Association.[1]
2 United Arab Emirates Al-Shaab withdrew.[2]

Round 32 Matches Dates[edit]

  • The first legs on 28 and 29 October 2008
  • The second legs on 25 and 26 November 2008

Round 16[edit]

16 teams play home and away matches as Knock out stage.

Qualified teams[edit]

Round 16 Matches[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Hilal Al-Sahili Yemen 2–8 Tunisia Espérance Sportive de Tunis 1–2 1–6
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya Iraq 1–3 Tunisia Union Sportive Monastirienne 1–1 0–2
Ismaily Egypt 7–2 Algeria Union Sportive de la Médina d'Alger 3–1 4–1
Al-Hazm Saudi Arabia 1–5 Jordan Al-Faisaly 0–2 1–3
Al-Merrikh Sudan 7–8 Jordan Al-Wahdat 3–1 4–7
Club Sportif Sfaxien Tunisia 1–0 Morocco Raja Casablanca 0–0 1–0
Al-Ittihad Aleppo Syria 1–2 Morocco Wydad Casablanca 1–0 0–2
Al-Hilal Club (Omdurman) Sudan (w/o) 1 Algeria ES Sétif 1–2 Withdrew
1 Sudan Al-Hilal Omdurman withdrew.[3]

Round 16 Matches Dates[edit]

  • The first legs on 16 December 2008
  • The second legs on 26 December 2008

Quarter finals[edit]

8 teams play home and away matches as Knock out stage.

Qualified teams[edit]

Quarter Finals Matches[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Faisaly Jordan 2–7 Tunisia Club Sportif Sfaxien 2–3 0–4
Ismaily Egypt 3–3 (3–4) Tunisia Espérance Sportive de Tunis 1–2 2–1
Union Sportive Monastirienne Tunisia 2–4 Algeria ES Sétif 1–1 1–3
Al-Wahdat Jordan 2–5 Morocco Wydad Casablanca 2–1 0–4

Quarter Final Match Dates[edit]

  • The first legs between 1 March 2009 and 4 March 2009
  • The second legs between 19 March 2009 and 21 March −2009

Semi finals[edit]

4 teams play home and away matches as Knock out stage.

Semi Finals Matches[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ES Sétif Algeria 0–3 Tunisia Espérance Sportive de Tunis 0–1 0–2
Club Sportif Sfaxien Tunisia 1–3 Morocco Wydad Casablanca 1–1 0–2

First Legs[edit]


Second Legs[edit]


Final[edit]

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Wydad Casablanca Morocco 1–2 Tunisia Espérance Sportive de Tunis 0–1 1–1

Champions[edit]

Arab Champions League 2008–09
Winners
Tunisia
Espérance Sportive de Tunis
Second Title

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Algeria Abdelmalek Ziaya Algeria ES Sétif 5
Jordan Mahmoud Shelbaieh Jordan Al-Wihdat
Morocco Rafik Abdessamad Saudi Arabia Al-Wahda
2 Morocco Mustapha Bidoudane Morocco Wydad Casablanca 4
Iraq Mustafa Karim Egypt Ismaily
Tunisia Haikel Gmamdia Tunisia Club Sportif Sfaxien
Jordan Ra'fat Ali Jordan Al-Wihdat
Egypt Abdallah Said Egypt Ismaily
Nigeria Michael Eneramo Tunisia Espérance
Tunisia Hichem Essifi Tunisia US Monastir
3 Tunisia Oussama Darragi Tunisia Espérance 3
Tunisia Wajdi Bouazzi Tunisia Espérance
Morocco Hassan Taïr Morocco Raja Casablanca
Sudan Abdelhameed Amarri Sudan Al-Merreikh
Egypt Mohab Said Egypt Ismaily
4 14 players 2
5 54 players 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIFA freezing the membership of the Kuwait Football Association (Kooora)
  2. ^ Al-Merrikh goes straight through – Al-Shaab withdrew (Kooora)
  3. ^ Entente Sportive de Sétif goes straight through – Al-Hilal Omdurman withdrew (Kooora)

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