2014 CAF Champions League Final

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2014 CAF Champions League Final
Stade du Chahid Mustapha Tchaker.jpg
Mustapha Tchaker Stadium hosted the second leg of the final
Event2014 CAF Champions League
on aggregate
ES Sétif won on away goals.
First leg
Date26 October 2014
VenueStade Tata Raphaël, Kinshasa
RefereeJanny Sikazwe (Zambia)
Attendance40,000
Second leg
Date1 November 2014
VenueStade Mustapha Tchaker, Blida
RefereeBakary Gassama (Gambia)
Attendance35,000
2013
2015

The 2014 CAF Champions League Final was the final of the 2014 CAF Champions League, the 50th edition of Africa's premier club football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and the 18th edition under the current CAF Champions League format.

The final was contested in two-legged home-and-away format between AS Vita Club of Democratic Republic of the Congo and ES Sétif of Algeria. The first leg was hosted by AS Vita Club at the Stade Tata Raphaël in Kinshasa on 26 October 2014, while the second leg was hosted by ES Sétif at the Stade Mustapha Tchaker in Blida on 1 November 2014. The winner earned the right to represent the CAF at the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup, entering at the quarterfinal stage, as well as play in the 2015 CAF Super Cup against the winner of the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup.[1]

Both matches ended in draws, 2–2 in the first leg,[2] and 1–1 in the second leg,[3] giving ES Sétif the title on the away goals rule (3–3 on aggregate).

Qualified teams[edit]

In the following table, finals until 1996 were in the African Cup of Champions Club era, since 1997 were in the CAF Champions League era.

Team Region Previous finals appearances (bold indicates winners)
Democratic Republic of the Congo AS Vita Club UNIFFAC (Central Africa) 1973, 1981
Algeria ES Sétif UNAF (North Africa) 1988

Background[edit]

AS Vita Club had reached the final of the African Cup of Champions Clubs (predecessor of the CAF Champions League) twice, winning in 1973 and losing in 1981.[4]

ES Sétif had reached the final of the African Cup of Champions Clubs once, winning in 1988. They were the first Algerian side to reach the final of Africa's premier club championship since 1990.[5]

Road to final[edit]

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

Democratic Republic of the Congo AS Vita Club Round Algeria ES Sétif
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Qualifying rounds Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Nigeria Kano Pillars 4–3 3–1 (H) 1–2 (A) Preliminary round The Gambia Steve Biko w/o (H) (A)
Zimbabwe Dynamos 1–0 0–0 (A) 1–0 (H) First round Burkina Faso ASFA Yennenga 5–0 5–0 (H) 0–0 (A)
South Africa Kaizer Chiefs 3–2 3–0 (H) 0–2 (A) Second round Cameroon Coton Sport 2–0 1–0 (H) 1–0 (A)
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Egypt Zamalek 2–1 (H) Matchday 1 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 2–1 (A)
Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 0–1 (A) Matchday 2 Tunisia CS Sfaxien 1–1 (H)
Sudan Al-Hilal 1–1 (A) Matchday 3 Libya Al-Ahly Benghazi 1–1 (H)
Sudan Al-Hilal 2–1 (H) Matchday 4 Libya Al-Ahly Benghazi 2–0 (A)
Egypt Zamalek 1–0 (A) Matchday 5 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 2–2 (H)
Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 0–0 (H) Matchday 6 Tunisia CS Sfaxien 1–1 (A)
Group A runner-up
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 6 3 2 1 5 2 +3 11
Democratic Republic of the Congo AS Vita Club 6 3 2 1 6 4 +2 11
Sudan Al-Hilal 6 2 1 3 7 9 −2 7
Egypt Zamalek 6 1 1 4 4 7 −3 4
Final standings Group B runner-up
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Tunisia CS Sfaxien 6 3 2 1 8 5 +3 11
Algeria ES Sétif 6 2 4 0 9 6 +3 10
Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 6 2 1 3 8 9 −1 7
Libya Al-Ahly Benghazi 6 1 1 4 5 10 −5 4
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knock-out stage Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Tunisia CS Sfaxien 4–2 2–1 (H) 2–1 (A) Semifinals Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 4–4 (a) 2–1 (H) 2–3 (A)

Rules[edit]

The final was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If the sides were level on aggregate after the second leg, the away goals rule was applied, and if still level, the tie proceeded directly to a penalty shoot-out (no extra time was played).[1]

Matches[edit]

First leg[edit]

The opening goal came in the 17th minute when a corner from the right was turned in past his own goalkeeper by Firmin Ndombe Mubele at the near post to give ES Sétif the lead. AS Vita Club got the equalizer in injury time in the first half from a penalty after handball in the box by Mohamed Lagraâ. Chikito Lema Mabidi took the penalty, shooting right footed to the right of the goalkeeper. ES Sétif regained the lead in the 57th minute when Akram Djahnit finished low to the net from close range after taking the ball around the goalkeeper. Mabidi tied the game at 2-2 in the 77th minute with a long range shot from 30 yards with his right foot.[6][7]

AS Vita Club Democratic Republic of the Congo2–2Algeria ES Sétif
Mabidi Goal 45+3' (pen.)77' Report Mubele Goal 17' (o.g.)
Djahnit Goal 57'
Attendance: 40,000
AS Vita Club[8]
ES Sétif[8]
GK 16 Cameroon Nelson Lukong
DF 2 Democratic Republic of the Congo Bawaka Mabele
DF 8 Burkina Faso Issoufou Dayo
DF 29 Cameroon Paolo Mondo Mouegni
DF 3 Democratic Republic of the Congo Patou Simbi Ebunga (c)
MF 6 Democratic Republic of the Congo Nelson Munganga
MF 5 Democratic Republic of the Congo Chikito Lema Mabidi
FW 11 Democratic Republic of the Congo Héritier Luvumbu Nzinga
FW 10 Democratic Republic of the Congo Guy Lusadisu Basisila Substituted off 67'
FW 19 Democratic Republic of the Congo Firmin Ndombe Mubele Substituted off 65'
FW 4 Uganda Yunus Sentamu
Substitutes:
GK 1 Democratic Republic of the Congo Landu Makiese
DF 13 Democratic Republic of the Congo Joyce Lomalisa
DF 15 Democratic Republic of the Congo Patrick Lema Mampuya
DF 17 Democratic Republic of the Congo Thierry Kasereka
MF 12 Democratic Republic of the Congo Yves Magola Mapanda Substituted in 67'
FW 18 Democratic Republic of the Congo Mbala Ndombe
FW 23 Democratic Republic of the Congo Emmanuel Ngudikama Substituted in 65'
Manager:
Democratic Republic of the Congo Florent Ibengé
GK 1 Algeria Sofiane Khedairia
DF 6 Algeria Amine Megateli
DF 20 Algeria Farid Mellouli (c)
DF 26 Algeria Mohamed Lagraâ
DF 15 Algeria Abdelghani Demmou
MF 17 Gabon Benjamin Zé Ondo
MF 29 Algeria Toufik Zerara
FW 13 Algeria Sid Ali Lamri Yellow card 83'
FW 30 Algeria Akram Djahnit Substituted off 86'
FW 3 Algeria Sofiane Younès Substituted off 90+3'
FW 19 Algeria Abdelmalek Ziaya Substituted off 78'
Substitutes:
GK 24 Algeria Abderaouf Belhani
DF 4 Algeria Said Arroussi
DF 18 Algeria Lyes Boukria
MF 8 Algeria Mohamed Billel Raït Substituted in 86'
FW 9 Algeria Mohamed Benyettou Substituted in 78'
FW 12 Algeria Abdelhakim Amokrane
FW 25 Algeria El Hedi Belameiri Substituted in 90+3'
Manager:
Algeria Kheïreddine Madoui

Assistant referees:
Jerson dos Santos (Angola)
Bruno Tembo (Zambia)
Fourth official:
Wellington Kaoma (Zambia)

Second leg[edit]

Sofiane Younès scored the opening goal for ES Sétif in the second leg after 49 minutes when he turned the ball into the net from a yard out at the back post after a cross from the right. Chikito Lema Mabidi equalized for AS Vita Club in the 53rd minute with a powerful right footed shot from outside the penalty area after a pass from the right.[9] The draw meant that ES Sétif won the final on the away goals rule.[10][11]

ES Sétif Algeria1–1Democratic Republic of the Congo AS Vita Club
Younès Goal 50' Report Mabidi Goal 54'
Attendance: 35,000
ES Sétif[12]
AS Vita Club[12]
GK 1 Algeria Sofiane Khedairia
DF 6 Algeria Amine Megateli
DF 20 Algeria Farid Mellouli (c)
DF 26 Algeria Mohamed Lagraâ
DF 15 Algeria Abdelghani Demmou
MF 17 Gabon Benjamin Zé Ondo Yellow card 63'
MF 29 Algeria Toufik Zerara
FW 25 Algeria El Hedi Belameiri
FW 30 Algeria Akram Djahnit Substituted off 84'
FW 3 Algeria Sofiane Younès Substituted off 80'
FW 19 Algeria Abdelmalek Ziaya Substituted off 67'
Substitutes:
GK 24 Algeria Abderaouf Belhani
DF 4 Algeria Said Arroussi
DF 18 Algeria Lyes Boukria
MF 8 Algeria Mohamed Billel Raït Substituted in 84'
FW 9 Algeria Mohamed Benyettou Substituted in 67'
FW 12 Algeria Abdelhakim Amokrane
FW 13 Algeria Sid Ali Lamri Substituted in 80'
Manager:
Algeria Kheïreddine Madoui
GK 16 Cameroon Nelson Lukong
DF 2 Democratic Republic of the Congo Bawaka Mabele
DF 8 Burkina Faso Issoufou Dayo Yellow card 52'
DF 29 Cameroon Paolo Mondo Mouegni
DF 3 Democratic Republic of the Congo Patou Simbi Ebunga (c)
MF 6 Democratic Republic of the Congo Nelson Munganga
MF 5 Democratic Republic of the Congo Chikito Lema Mabidi Yellow card 54'
FW 11 Democratic Republic of the Congo Héritier Luvumbu Nzinga
FW 10 Democratic Republic of the Congo Guy Lusadisu Basisila Substituted off 74'
FW 19 Democratic Republic of the Congo Firmin Ndombe Mubele Yellow card 49' Substituted off 81'
FW 4 Uganda Yunus Sentamu Substituted off 90+2'
Substitutes:
GK 30 Democratic Republic of the Congo Lomboto Nguemba
DF 13 Democratic Republic of the Congo Joyce Lomalisa
DF 15 Democratic Republic of the Congo Patrick Lema Mampuya
DF 17 Democratic Republic of the Congo Thierry Kasereka Substituted in 90+2'
MF 12 Democratic Republic of the Congo Yves Magola Mapanda
FW 23 Democratic Republic of the Congo Emmanuel Ngudikama Substituted in 81'
FW 25 Democratic Republic of the Congo Déo Kanda Substituted in 74'
Manager:
Democratic Republic of the Congo Florent Ibengé

Assistant referees:
Evarist Menkouande (Cameroon)
Dickory Jawo (Gambia)
Fourth official:
Maudo Jallow (Gambia)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Regulations of the CAF Champions League" (PDF). Confédération Africaine de Football. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  2. ^ "All square in first leg of Champions League final: AS Vita 2-2 ES Setif". CAF. 27 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Setif crowned African Champions for the second time". CAF. 1 November 2014.
  4. ^ "AS Vita edge Sfaxien for final place". Confederation of African Football. 28 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Setif shock Mazembe into final". Confederation of African Football. 28 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Memorable Mabidi strike salvages draw for AS Vita". FIFA.com. 26 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  7. ^ "AS Vital 2 Es Setif 2". Goal.com. 26 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  8. ^ a b "V.Club vs. ES Sétif - 26 October 2014 - Soccerway". Soccerway. 26 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Black Eagles' draw enough to ascend Africa's summit". FIFA.com. 2 November 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Entente Sportive Setif are the new Caf Champions League winners". Goal.com. 1 November 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  11. ^ "Algerians win battle of the underdogs". FIFA.com. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  12. ^ a b "ES Sétif vs. V.Club - 1 November 2014 - Soccerway". Soccerway. 1 November 2014.

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