2008 AFC Champions League knockout stage

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The 2008 AFC Champions League knockout stage was played from 17 September to 12 November 2008. A total of eight teams competed in the knockout stage to decide the champions of the 2008 AFC Champions League.

Qualified teams[edit]

The winners of each of the seven groups in the group stage qualified for the knockout stage. West Asia Zone had four teams qualified, East Asia Zone had three plus the title holders.

Bracket[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                             
1 Syria Al-Karamah 1 0 1
8 Japan Gamba Osaka 2 2 4
Japan Gamba Osaka 1 3 4
Japan Urawa Red Diamonds 1 1 2
4 Kuwait Al Qadisiya 3 0 3
5 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
(2007 Champion)
2 2 4
Japan Gamba Osaka 3 2 5
Australia Adelaide United 0 0 0
3 Japan Kashima Antlers 1 0 1
6 Australia Adelaide United 1 1 2
Australia Adelaide United 3 0 3
Uzbekistan Bunyodkor 0 1 1
2 Iran Saipa 2 1 3
7 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor 2 5 7

Quarter-finals[edit]

The first leg matches were played on 17 September, and the second leg matches were played on 24 September 2008.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Karamah Syria 1–4 Japan Gamba Osaka 1–2 0–2
Al Qadisiya Kuwait 3–4 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds 3–2 0–2
Saipa Iran 3–7 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor 2–2 1–5
Kashima Antlers Japan 1–2 Australia Adelaide United 1–1 0–1

First Leg[edit]


17 September 2008
21:15 UTC+3:30
Saipa Iran 2–2 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor
Razzaghi-Rad Goal 19'
Rahmati Goal 40'
Report Villanueva Goal 12'
Rivaldo Goal 20'
Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Saad Kameel Al Fadhli (Kuwait)

17 September 2008
22:00 UTC+2
Al-Karamah Syria 1–2 Japan Gamba Osaka
Abduldaim Goal 7' Report Yamaguchi Goal 70'
Yamazaki Goal 77'
Khaled bin Walid Stadium, Homs
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Matthew Breeze (Australia)

17 September 2008
22:00 UTC+3
Al Qadisiya Kuwait 3–2 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
Al Ebrahim Goal 18'
Ben Achour Goal 57'
Al Mutairi Goal 84' (pen.)
Report Edmilson Goal 33'90'

Second Leg[edit]

24 September 2008
16:00 UTC+5
Bunyodkor Uzbekistan 5–1 Iran Saipa
VillanuevaGoal 9'19' (pen.)52'
RivaldoGoal 45' (pen.)
Luizão Goal 68'
Report Mirghorbani Goal 47'
MHSK Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Muhsen Basma (Syria)

Bunyodkor won 7–3 on aggregate.


24 September 2008
19:00 UTC+9
Gamba Osaka Japan 2–0 Syria Al-Karamah
Yamazaki Goal 83'
Roni Goal 85'
Report
Osaka Expo '70 Stadium, Osaka
Attendance: 9,656
Referee: Sun Baojie (China)

Gamba Osaka won 4–1 on aggregate.


24 September 2008
19:30 UTC+9
Urawa Red Diamonds Japan 2–0 Kuwait Al Qadisiya
Soma Goal 31'
Tulio Goal 54'
Report
Saitama Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 41,790
Referee: Benjamin Williams (Australia)

Urawa Red Diamonds won 4–3 on aggregate.


Adelaide United won 2–1 on aggregate.

Semi-finals[edit]

The first leg matches were played on 8 October, and the second leg matches were played on 22 October 2008.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Gamba Osaka Japan 4–2 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds 1–1 3–1
Adelaide United Australia 3–1 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor 3–0 0–1

First Leg[edit]

8 October 2008
19:00 UTC+9
Gamba Osaka Japan 1–1 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
Endō Goal 81' (pen) Report Hosogai Goal 22'
Osaka Expo '70 Stadium, Osaka
Attendance: 17,166
Referee: Abdullah Al Hilali (Oman)

8 October 2008
19:30 UTC+10:30
Adelaide United Australia 3–0 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor
Diego Goal 57'
Barbiero Goal 76'
Cristiano Goal 89' (pen)
Report
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 16,998
Referee: Sun Baojie (China)

Second Leg[edit]

Adelaide United won 3–1 on aggregate.


22 October 2008
19:30 UTC+9
Urawa Red Diamonds Japan 1–3 Japan Gamba Osaka
Takahara Goal 36' Report Yamaguchi Goal 51'
Myojin Goal 72'
Endō Goal 77'
Saitama Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 53,287
Referee: Muhsen Basma (Syria)

Gamba Osaka won 4–2 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

The first and second legs of the final were scheduled to be played on 5 November and 12 November 2008, respectively.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Gamba Osaka Japan 5–0 Australia Adelaide United 3–0 2–0

First Leg[edit]

5 November 2008
19:00 UTC+9
Gamba Osaka Japan 3–0 Australia Adelaide United
Lucas Goal 37'
Endo Goal 43'
Yasuda Goal 68'
Report

Second Leg[edit]

12 November 2008
19.30 UTC+10:30
Adelaide United Australia 0–2 Japan Gamba Osaka
Lucas Goal 4'15'

Gamba Osaka won 5–0 on aggregate.

Notes[edit]

  • Match times were sorted chronologically by local time. The UTC figure given is the timezone of the place in which the match is being held (accounting for Daylight saving time in the areas in which it is in effect).

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