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1997–98 Asian Club Championship

 

1997–98 Asian Club Championship

The Asian Club Championship 1997-98 was the 17th edition of the annual international club football competition held in the AFC region (Asia). It determined that year's club champion of association football in Asia.

Pohang Steelers of South Korea won their 2nd consecutive Asian Champions title, beating Dalian Wanda 6-5 on penalties.

First round

West Asia

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sur 0-9 Al-Zawraa 0-5 0-4
Al-Ansar 3-1 Al-Arabi 2-1 1-0
Al-Wahda w/o1 Al-Nasr
Riffa w/o2 Al-Rayyan
Metallurg Kadamjay 2-4 Dynamo Dushanbe 2-13 0-3
Al-Hilal bye
Navbahor Namangan bye
Nisa Aşgabat bye
Persepolis FC bye
Taraz Zhambyl bye

1 Al-Nasr withdrew.
2 Riffa withdrew.
3 First leg also reported 1-2.

East Asia

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pohang Steelers 13-0 Mohammedan SC 11-0 2-0
Victory SC 4-3 Mahendra Police 3-2 1-1
Finance and Revenue 4-0 Saunders SC 1-0 3-0
Churchill Brothers 1-2 Đồng Tháp F.C. 0-1 1-1
Persebaya Surabaya 2-6 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 1-2 1-4
Kashima Antlers 8-2 Geylang United 6-1 2-1
Selangor FA 0-2 South China 0-0 0-2
Dalian Wanda 4-2 Bangkok Bank 4-2 0-0

Intermediate Round

Central Asia

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Navbahor Namangan 4-2 Dynamo Dushanbe 3-0 1-2
Taraz Zhambyl 2-4 Nisa Aşgabat 2-2 0-2

Second round

West Asia

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Ansar 4-0 Al-Wahda 2-0 2-0
Al-Zawraa 0-2 Persepolis FC 0-0 0-2
Al-Hilal 3-2 Al-Rayyan 3-2 0-0
Navbahor Namangan 8-3 Nisa Aşgabat 6-1 2-2

East Asia

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pohang Steelers 15-0 Victory SC 3-0 12-0
Finance and Revenue (a)4-4 Đồng Tháp F.C. 0-1 4-3
Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 2-6 Kashima Antlers 1-5 1-1
South China 1-6 Dalian Wanda 0-4 1-2

Quarterfinals

West Asia

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Persepolis FC 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7
Al-Hilal 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
Navbahor Namangan 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2
Al-Ansar 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
February 22, 1998
Al-Hilal 0–1 Persepolis FC

February 22, 1998
Al-Ansar 0–0 Navbahor Namangan

February 24, 1998
Al-Hilal 3–1 Navbahor Namangan

February 24, 1998
Al-Ansar 0–1 Persepolis FC

February 26, 1998
Persepolis FC 1–1 Navbahor Namangan

February 26, 1998
Al-Ansar 1–3 Al-Hilal

East Asia

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Pohang Steelers 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 6
Dalian Wanda 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
Kashima Antlers 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
Finance and Revenue 3 0 0 3 2 12 −10 0
February 11, 1998
Dalian Wanda 4–1 Finance and Revenue
Wang Tao Goal 20'
Hao Haidong Goal 26' Goal 36'
Li Ming Goal 46'
Win Aung Goal 1'
Ningbo, Zhejiang, China PR
Attendance: 8,000

February 11, 1998
Pohang Steelers 2–1 Kashima Antlers
Park Tae-Ha Goal 36'
Lee Dong-Guk Goal 56'
 58'
Ningbo, Zhejiang, China PR
Attendance: 7,000

February 13, 1998
Kashima Antlers 3–0 Finance and Revenue
Toru Oniki Goal 52'
Takayuki Suzuki Goal 88' Goal 89'
Ningbo, Zhejiang, China PR
Attendance: 7,000

February 13, 1998
Pohang Steelers 1–2 Dalian Wanda
Serhiy Konovalov Goal 66' Wu Chengying Goal 74'
Wei Yimin Goal 79'
Ningbo, Zhejiang, China PR
Attendance: 12,000

February 15, 1998
Finance and Revenue 1–5 Pohang Steelers
Aung Naining Goal 55' Baek Seung-Chul Goal 15'
Lee Dong-Guk Goal 56'
Serhiy Konovalov Goal 60'
Park Tae-Ha Goal 81' Goal 88'
Ningbo, Zhejiang, China PR
Attendance: 22,000

February 15, 1998
Dalian Wanda 1–2 Kashima Antlers
Li Ming Goal 70' Yasuo Manaka Goal 47' Goal 75'
Ningbo, Zhejiang, China PR
Attendance: 24,000

Semifinals


Third place match

Final

Champions

Asian Club Championship 1997-98

Pohang Steelers
Second Title

References

  • Asian Club Competitions 1998 at RSSSF.com
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