2009 AFC Champions League Final
|Event||2009 AFC Champions League|
|Date||7 November 2009|
|Venue||National Stadium, Tokyo|
|AFC Man of the Match||No Byung-jun (Pohang Steelers)|
|Fans' Man of the Match||Denilson (Pohang Steelers)|
|Referee||Matthew Breeze (Australia)|
The 2009 AFC Champions League Final was a football match which was played on Saturday, 7 November 2009. It was the 28th final of the AFC Champions League, Asia's premier club football tournament, and the first single match final since 2002 when the competition was known as the Asian Club Championship. The match was played at the National Stadium in Tokyo and it was contested between Al-Ittihad of Saudi Arabia and Pohang Steelers of South Korea. The winners Pohang Steelers were also entered the quarter-finals of the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup.
|Team||Previous finals appearances (bold indicates winners)|
|Pohang Steelers||1997, 1998|
Road to Tokyo
Main article: 2009 AFC Champions League group stage: Group C
Main article: 2009 AFC Champions League group stage: Group H
|Al-Shabab||2–1||Round of 16||Newcastle United Jets||6–0|
|Pakhtakor Tashkent||5–1||4–0 home; 1–1 away||Quarter-finals||Bunyodkor||5–4||4–1 home; 1–3 away|
|Nagoya Grampus||8–3||6–2 home; 2–1 away||Semi-finals||Umm-Salal||4–1||2–0 home; 2–1 away|
7 November 2009
|Al-Ittihad||1 – 2||Pohang Steelers|
|Mohammed Noor 74'||Report||No Byung-jun 57'
Kim Hyung-il 66'
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