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2007 AFC Champions League

2007 AFC Champions League
Tournament details
Dates March 2007 - November 2007
Teams 28
Final positions
Champions Urawa Red Diamonds (1st title)
Runners-up Sepahan
Tournament statistics
Matches played 92
Goals scored 230 (2.5 per match)
Top scorer(s) Mota (7 goals)
Best player Yuichiro Nagai (Urawa Red Diamonds)

The 2007 AFC Champions League was the 26th edition of the top-level Asian club football tournament and the 5th edition under the current AFC Champions League title.

Japanese side Urawa Red Diamonds became champions for the first time, beating Sepahan of Iran and becoming the fourth Japanese club to win the Asian championship.

Contents

  • Participating clubs 1
  • Format 2
  • Group stage 3
    • Group A 3.1
    • Group B 3.2
    • Group C 3.3
    • Group D 3.4
    • Group E 3.5
    • Group F 3.6
    • Group G 3.7
  • Knockout stage 4
    • Quarter finals 4.1
    • Semi finals 4.2
    • Final 4.3
  • Winners 5
  • Top scorers 6
  • See also 7
  • External links 8
  • References 9

Participating clubs

Along with the defending champion, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, 28 other clubs from fourteen countries qualified based on performance in domestic league and cup competitions. Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors entered the competition at the quarter-finals.

The draw took place in Kuala Lumpur on December 22, allocating teams into seven groups. In February, the AFC disqualified Esteghlal Tehran from Group B for failing to register their players in time.[1] This reduced the number of competing teams to 28.

Defending Champions (1)
Korea Republic (1) Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (2006 AFC Champions League winners)
East Asia & ASEAN (12)
Australia (2) Adelaide United (2005–06 A-League premiers)
Sydney FC (2006 A-League Grand Final winners)
China (2) Shandong Luneng Taishan (2006 Chinese Super League champions and 2006 Chinese FA Cup winners)
Shanghai Shenhua (2006 Chinese Super League runners-up)
Indonesia (2) Persik Kediri (2006 Liga Indonesia Premier Division champions)
Arema Malang (2006 Copa Indonesia winners)
Japan (2) Urawa Red Diamonds (2006 J. League Division 1 champions and 2006–07 Emperor's Cup winners)
Kawasaki Frontale (2006 J. League Division 1 runners-up)
Korea Republic (2) Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (2006 K-League champions)
Chunnam Dragons (2006 Korean FA Cup winners)
Thailand (1) Bangkok University FC (2006 Thailand Premier League champions)
Vietnam (1) Gach Dong Tam Long An (2006 V-League champions)
Central & South Asia and West Asia (16) (15)
Iran (2) (1) Esteghlal Tehran (2005–06 Iran Pro League champions)
Sepahan (2005–06 Hazfi Cup winners)
Iraq (2) Al-Zawraa (2005–06 Iraqi Premier League champions)
Najaf FC (2005–06 Iraqi Premier League runners-up)
Kuwait (2) Al Kuwait Kaifan (2005–06 Kuwaiti Premier League champions)
Al-Arabi (2006 Kuwait Emir Cup winners)
Qatar (2) Al Sadd (2005–06 Qatar Stars League champions)
Al-Rayyan (2006 Emir of Qatar Cup winners)
Saudi Arabia (2) Al-Shabab (2005–06 Saudi Premier League champions)
Al-Hilal (2005–06 Saudi Crown Prince Cup winners)
Syria (2) Al-Karamah (2005–06 Syrian League champions)
Al Ittihad (2005–06 Syrian Cup winners)
UAE (2) Al-Wahda (2005–06 UAE Football League runners-up)
Al Ain Club (2005–06 UAE Emir Cup winners)
Uzbekistan (2) FC Pakhtakor (2006 Uzbek League champions and 2006 Uzbekistani Cup winners)
Neftchi Farg'ona (2006 Uzbek League runners-up)

Format

Group Stage

A total of 28 clubs are divided into 7 groups of four, based on region i.e. East Asian and Southeast Asian clubs are drawn in Group E to F, while rest are grouped in Group A to D. Each club plays double round-robin (home and away) against fellow three group members, a total of 6 matches each. Clubs receive 3pts for a win, 1pt for a tie, 0pts for a loss. The clubs are ranked according to points and tie breakers are in following order:

  • Points earned between the clubs in question
  • Goal Differential between the clubs in question
  • Points earned within the group
  • Goal Differential within the group
  • Goal For within the group

The seven group winners along with the defending champions qualifies to the quarter-finals.

Knockout Round

All 8 clubs are randomly matched; however, the only restriction is that the clubs from same country cannot face each other in the quarterfinals. The games are conducted in 2 legs, home and away, and the aggregates goals decides the match winner. If the aggregate goals cannot produce an winner, away goal rules in used. If still tied, clubs play extra time, where away goal rule still applies. If still tied, the game goes to penalties.

Group stage

Group matches were scheduled to be played over match days on March 7, March 21, April 11, April 25, May 9 and May 23, 2007.

Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Al-Wahda 13 6 4 1 1 13 6 +7
Al-Zawraa 11 6 3 2 1 9 6 +3
Al-Arabi 7 6 2 1 3 10 12 -2
Al-Rayyan 2 6 0 2 4 3 11 -8
March 7, 2007
Al-Arabi 0–1 Al-Zawraa
(Report) Muslim Mubarak 66'
Sabah Al Salem Stadium, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Muhsen Basma
March 7, 2007
Al-Rayyan 0–1 Al-Wahda
(Report) Mohamed al-Shehhi 81'
Al Rayyan Sports Club, Al Rayyan, Qatar
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Yang Zhiqiang

March 21, 2007
Al-Wahda 4–1 Al-Arabi
Mamadou Bagayoko 40', 56'(pen)
Saleh Al Menhali 63'
Bashir Saeed 68'
(Report) Mohamed Jarragh 35'
Al-Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura
March 21, 2007
Al-Zawraa 0–0 Al-Rayyan
(Report)
Al Rayyan Sports Club, Al Rayyan, Qatar
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Lee Gi-Young

April 11, 2007
Al-Zawraa 1–2 Al-Wahda
Ahmad Abd Ali 46' (Report) Abdulrahim Jumaa 13'
Bashir Saeed 74'
Al Rayyan Sports Club, Al Rayyan, Qatar
Attendance: 500
Referee: Talaat Najm
April 11, 2007
Al-Arabi 1–1 Al-Rayyan
Jarrah Al Zuhair 60' (Report) Adel Lamy 52'

April 25, 2007
Al-Rayyan 1–3 Al-Arabi
Thiago Ribeiro 44' (report) Khaled Khalaf 25'
Firas Al Khatib 63' 69'
Al Rayyan Sports Club, Doha, Qatar
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Ali Al Mutlaq
April 25, 2007
Al-Wahda 1–1 Al-Zawraa
Abdulrahim Jumaa 57' (report) Haidar Sabah 75'
Al-Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Jasim Karim

May 9, 2007
Al-Zawraa 3–2 Al-Arabi
Wissam Kadhim 21'
Ahmad Ibrahim 70'
Nawaf Falah 78'
(Report) Firas Al Khatib 50', 84'
Al Rayyan Sports Club, Al Rayyan, Qatar
Attendance: 500
Referee: Mohsen Torky
May 9, 2007
Al-Wahda 3–0 Al-Rayyan
Maurito 8'
Haidar Alo Ali 30'(pen)
Mamadou Bagayoko 76'(pen)
(Report)

May 23, 2007
Al-Arabi 3–2 Al-Wahda
Khaled Abd Al Kudos 6'
Khaled Khalaf 55'
Jarrah Al Zuhair 87'
(Report) Saeed Salem 23'
Yaser Matar 90'
May 23, 2007
Al-Rayyan 1–3 Al-Zawraa
Saoud Khames 75' (Report) Salman Mesbeh og 13'
Abdul-Salam Abood 26'
Haidar Sabah 34'

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Al-Hilal 8 4 2 2 0 5 1 +4
FC Pakhtakor 6 4 2 0 2 3 5 -2
Al Kuwait Kaifan 2 4 0 2 2 2 4 -2
Esteghlal (*) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

(*) Esteghlal Tehran was disqualified for failing to submit their players list in time.

March 7, 2007
Al-Hilal 1–1 Al Kuwait Kaifan
Rodrigão 16' (Report) Fahad Awadh 90'

March 21, 2007
Al Kuwait Kaifan 0–1 FC Pakhtakor
(Report) Aleksandr Kletskov 69'

April 11, 2007
FC Pakhtakor 0–2 Al-Hilal
(Report) Omar Al-Ghamdi 54'
Rodrigão 59'
Army Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Junjie Huang

April 25, 2007
Al-Hilal 2–0 FC Pakhtakor
Rodrigão 30', 90'(pen) (report)
King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Lee Gi-Young

May 9, 2007
Al Kuwait Kaifan 0–0 Al-Hilal
(Report)

May 23, 2007
FC Pakhtakor 2–1 Al Kuwait Kaifan
Uche Iheruome 45'
Shakhboz Erkinov 59'
(Report) Faraj Laheeb 71'
Army Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Shamsul Maidin

Group C

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Al-Karamah 11 6 3 2 1 11 7 +4
Neftchi Farg'ona 10 6 3 1 2 6 7 -1
Najaf FC 8 6 2 2 2 9 8 +1
Al Sadd 4 6 1 1 4 6 10 -4
March 7, 2007
Al-Karamah 2–1 Al Sadd
Senghor Koupouleni 70'
Abdalrahman Akkari 85'
(Report) Magid Mohamed 22'
March 7, 2007
Najaf FC 0–1 Neftchi
(Report) Kholmatov Goal 71'

March 21, 2007
Al Sadd 1–4 Najaf FC
Talal Al Bloushi 45' (Report) Aqeel Mohammed 47'
Saeed Mohsen 55', 86'(pen)
Karrar Jassim 70'
Al Sadd Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Ben Williams
March 21, 2007
Neftchi 2–1 Al-Karamah
Anvar Berdiev 27'
Nosirbek Otakuziev 77'
(Report) Firas Issmael 32'

April 11, 2007
Al Sadd 2–0 Neftchi
Khalfan Ibrahim 65'
Emerson 75'
(Report)
Al Sadd Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Tan Hai
April 11, 2007
Al Karamah 1–1 Najaf FC
Fahd Awde 90'(pen) (Report) Falah Hasan Kadhim 71'
Khaled bin Walid Stadium, Homs, Syria
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Jasim Karim

April 25, 2007
Najaf FC 2–4 Al-Karamah
Saeed Mohsen 7'(pen)
Qassim Faraj 86' (pen)
(Report) Jehad Al Hussein 46', 52'
Fahd Awde 50'
Senghor Koupouleni 65'
April 25, 2007
Neftchi 2–1 Al Sadd
Iqboljon Akramov 1'
Nasim Shoimov 41'
(Report) Emerson 17'
Fargona Stadium, Fergana, Uzbekistan
Attendance: 14,600
Referee: Kazuhiko Matsumura

May 9, 2007
Al Sadd 1–1 Al-Karamah
Ali Nasser 16' (Report) Iyad Mando 44'
Al Sadd Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Chaiwat Kunsuta
May 9, 2007
Neftchi 1–1 Najaf FC
Kholmatov Goal 43' (Report) Ali Mohammed Goal 60'
Fargona Stadium, Fergana, Uzbekistan
Attendance: 16,000

May 23, 2007
Al-Karamah 2–0 Neftchi
Iyad Mando 12', 50' (Report)
Khaled bin Walid Stadium, Homs, Syria
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Ali Al Mutlaq

Group D

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Sepahan 13 6 4 1 1 12 5 +7
Al-Shabab 10 6 3 1 2 9 3 +6
Al Ain Club 6 6 1 3 2 5 8 -3
Al Ittihad 3 6 0 3 3 3 13 -10
March 7, 2007
Sepahan 2–1 Al Ittihad
Mehdi Seyed Salehi 19', 29' (Report) Anas Sari 12'
Foolad Shahr Stadium, Isfahan, Iran
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Saad Kameel Al Fadhli
March 7, 2007
Al Ain 0–2 Al-Shabab
(Report) Godwin Attram 45'
Waleed Al Gizani 72'

March 21, 2007
Al-Shabab 0–1 Sepahan
(Report) Mehdi Seyed Salehi 83'
March 21, 2007
Al Ittihad 0–0 Al Ain
(Report)

April 11, 2007
Al-Shabab 4–0 Al Ittihad
Abdullah Al Dosari 35', 48'
Naji Majrashi 60'(pen)
Waleed Al Gizani 79'
(Report)

April 25, 2007
Sepahan 1–1 Al Ain
Hossein Papi 49' (Report) Hawar Mulla Mohammed 86'
Foolad Shahr Stadium, Isfahan, Iran
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Mark Shield
April 25, 2007
Al Ittihad 1–1 Al-Shabab
Ammar Rihawi 36' (Report) Ahmed Ateef 65'
Al-Hamadaniah Stadium, Aleppo, Syria
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Talaat Najm

May 9, 2007
Al-Shabab 2–0 Al Ain
Abdullah Al Astaa 59'
Waleed Al Gizani 88'
(Report)
May 9, 2007
Al Ittihad 0–5 Sepahan
(Report) Abdul-Wahab Abu Al-Hail 10'
Mohammad Nori 40', 55'
Emad Mohammed 70', 90'
Al-Hamadaniah Stadium, Aleppo, Syria
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Lee Gi-Young

May 23, 2007
Al Ain 1–1 Al Ittihad
Ghareeb Hareb 53' (Report) Anas Sari 90'
May 23, 2007
Sepahan 1–0 Al-Shabab
Mehdi Seyed Salehi 33' (Report)
Foolad Shahr Stadium, Isfahan, Iran
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura

Group E

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Urawa Red Diamonds 10 6 2 4 0 9 5 +4
Sydney FC 9 6 2 3 1 8 5 +3
Persik Kediri 7 6 2 1 3 6 16 -10
Shanghai Shenhua 5 6 1 2 3 7 4 +3
March 7, 2007
Shanghai Shenhua 1–2 Sydney FC
Xie Hui 78' (Report) Steve Corica 8'
Ufuk Talay 23'
Yuanshen Stadium, Shanghai, China
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Lee Gi-Young
March 7, 2007
Urawa Red Diamonds 3–0 Persik Kediri
Nobuhisa Yamada 12'
Yuichiro Nagai 45'
Shinji Ono 76'
(Report)
Saitama Stadium, Saitama, Japan
Attendance: 31,303
Referee: Kim Dong-Jin

March 21, 2007
Persik Kediri 1–0 Shanghai Shenhua
Bertha Yuana Putra 71' (Report)
March 21, 2007
Sydney FC 2–2 Urawa Red Diamonds
David Carney 1'
Ufuk Talay 23' (pen)
(Report) Robson Ponte 30'
Yuichiro Nagai 55'
Aussie Stadium, Sydney, Australia
Attendance: 21,010
Referee: Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh

April 11, 2007
Urawa Red Diamonds 1–0 Shanghai Shenhua
Yuki Abe 45' (Report)
Saitama Stadium, Saitama, Japan
Attendance: 28,828
Referee: Masoud Moradi
April 12, 2007
Persik Kediri 2–1 Sydney FC
Aris Budi Prasetyo 25'
Budi Sudarsono 70'
(Report) Steve Corica 8'
Manahan Stadium, Surakarta, Indonesia
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Abdullah Balideh

April 25, 2007
Shanghai Shenhua 0–0 Urawa Red Diamonds
(Report)
Yuanshen Stadium, Shanghai, China
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Mahmood Al Ghatrifi
April 25, 2007
Sydney FC 3–0 Persik Kediri
Steve Corica 54', 90'
Alex Brosque 73'
(Report)
Parramatta Stadium, Sydney, Australia
Attendance: 10,075
Referee: Minh Tri Vo

May 9, 2007
Persik Kediri 3-3 Urawa Red Diamonds
Christian Gonzalez 23'(pen), 31'
Budi Sudarsono 83'
(Report) Shinji Ono 9'(pen)
Robson Ponte 50'
Yuki Abe 62'
May 9, 2007
Sydney FC 0–0 Shanghai Shenhua
(Report 1 2)
Aussie Stadium, Sydney, Australia
Attendance: 14,786
Referee: Abdul Bashir

May 23, 2007
Urawa Red Diamonds 0–0 Sydney FC
(Report)
Saitama Stadium, Saitama, Japan
Attendance: 44,793
Referee: Fareed Al-Marzouqi
May 23, 2007
Shanghai Shenhua 6–0 Persik Kediri
Xie Hui 8'
Gao Lin 25'
Diego Alonso 79', 87', 90'
Sergio Blanco 86'
(Report)
Yuanshen Stadium, Shanghai, China
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Subrata Sarkar

Group F

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Kawasaki Frontale 16 6 5 1 0 15 4 +11
Chunnam Dragons 10 6 3 1 2 7 8 -1
Arema Malang 4 6 1 1 4 2 9 -7
Bangkok University FC 3 6 0 3 3 4 7 -3
March 7, 2007
Bangkok University 0–0 Chunnam Dragons
(Report)
Thai-Japanese Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Matthew Breeze
March 7, 2007
Arema Malang 1–3 Kawasaki Frontale
Elie Aiboy 12' (Report) Magnum 1', 73'
Kengo Nakamura 82'
Gajayana Stadium, Malang, Indonesia
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Naser Al-Ghafary

March 21, 2007
Chunnam Dragons 2–0 Arema Malang
Kim Tae-Su 48'
Sandro Cardoso 82'
(Report)
Gwang-Yang Stadium, Gwangyang, South Korea
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Huang Junjie

April 11, 2007
Chunnam Dragons 1–3 Kawasaki Frontale
Kang Min-Soo 90' (Report) Juninho 29'(pen), 70'
Magnum 57'
April 11, 2007
Bangkok University 0–0 Arema Malang
(Report)

April 25, 2007
Arema Malang 1–0 Bangkok University
Bruno Casimir 56' (Report)
Gajayana Stadium, Malang, Indonesia
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Sun Baojie
April 25, 2007
Kawasaki Frontale 3–0 Chunnam Dragons
Juninho 25'
Chong Tese 81', 87'
(Report)
Todoroki Athletics Stadium, Kawasaki, Japan
Attendance: 10,070
Referee: Ben Williams

May 9, 2007
Kawasaki Frontale 3–0 Arema Malang
Kengo Nakamura 4', 70'
Taku Harada 80'
(Report)
Todoroki Athletics Stadium, Kawasaki, Japan
Attendance: 9,453
Referee: Minh Tri Vo

May 23, 2007
Arema Malang 0–1 Chunnam Dragons
(Report) Ju Kwang-Youn 47'
Gajayana Stadium, Malang, Indonesia
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Mahmood Al Ghatrifi

Group G

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 13 6 4 1 1 13 6 +7
Shandong Luneng Taishan 13 6 4 1 1 12 8 +4
Adelaide United FC 8 6 2 2 2 9 6 +3
Gach Dong Tam Long An 0 6 0 0 6 4 18 -14
March 7, 2007
Adelaide United 0–1 Shandong Luneng Taishan
(Report) Michael Valkanis og 47'
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide, Australia
Attendance: 7,645
Referee: Satop Tongkhan

March 21, 2007
Shandong Luneng Taishan 2–1 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Aleksandar Živković 62'(pen)
Wang Yongpo 78'
(Report) Cho Byung-Kuk 77'
Shandong Stadium, Jinan, China
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Talaat Najm
March 21, 2007
Gach Dong Tam Long An 0–2 Adelaide United
(Report) Fernando 18'
Travis Dodd 30'
Long An Stadium, Tân An, Vietnam
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Ali Saleem

April 11, 2007
Shandong Luneng Taishan 4–0 Gach Dong Tam Long An
Han Peng 42', 52'
Wang Yongpo 54'
Li Jinyu 74'
(Report)
Shandong Stadium, Jinan, China
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Win Cho
April 11, 2007
Adelaide United 2–2 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Fernando 48'
Bruce Djite 55'
(Report) Kim Dong Hyun 57'
Mota 75'

April 25, 2007
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 1–0 Adelaide United
Choi Sung-Kuk 29' (Report)
Seongnam 2 Stadium, Seongnam, South Korea
Attendance: 2000
Referee: Muhsen Basma

May 9, 2007
Shandong Luneng Taishan 2–2 Adelaide United
Li Wei 39'
Shu Chang 56'
(Report) Fernando 36' (pen)
Nathan Burns 48'
Shandong Stadium, Jinan, China
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Khalil Al Ghamdi

May 23, 2007
Adelaide United 3–0 Gach Dong Tam Long An
Travis Dodd 7', 22', 49' (Report)
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide, Australia
Attendance: 6,917
Referee: Abdul Bashir

Knockout stage

Quarter finals

In this round the first leg matches were played on September 19. The second leg was on September 26.

Quarter-final Semi-final Final
                 
Group D Winner   Sepahan 0 (5)
Group F Winner   Kawasaki Frontale 0 (4)
Sepahan 3
Al-Wahda 1
Group A Winner   Al-Wahda 1
Group B Winner   Al-Hilal 1
Sepahan 1
Urawa Red Diamonds 3
Group G Winner   Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 4
Group C Winner   Al-Karamah 1
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 4 (3)
Urawa Red Diamonds 4 (5)
Group E Winner Urawa Red Diamonds 4
Champion 2006 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1

First Leg

19 September 2007
Sepahan 0–0 Kawasaki Frontale
Report
Foolad Shahr Stadium, Isfahan, Iran
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Jasim Karim

19 September 2007
Al-Wahda 0–0 Al-Hilal
Report
Al-Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Abdullah Balideh


Second Leg

  • Sepahan progress 5-4 on penalties after 0-0 aggregate score

  • Al-Wahda progress on away goals rule with 1-1 aggregate score

  • Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma progress 4-1 on aggregate

  • Urawa Red Diamonds progress 4-1 on aggregate

Semi finals

In this round the first leg matches were played on October 3. The second leg was on October 24.

First Leg


3 October 2007
Sepahan 3–1 Al-Wahda
Mahmoud Karimi 11', 58'
Moharram Navidkia 85'(pen)
Report Mohamed Al Shehhi 48'

Second Leg

  • Urawa Red Diamonds progress 5-3 on penalties after 4-4 aggregate score

24 October 2007
Al-Wahda 0–0 Sepahan
Report
Al-Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Ben Williams
  • Sepahan progress 3-1 on aggregate

Final

In the final round the first leg matches were played on November 7. The second leg was on November 14.

7 November 2007
Sepahan 1–1 Urawa Red Diamonds
Mahmoud Karimi 47' Report Robson Ponte 45'

14 November 2007
Urawa Red Diamonds 2–0 Sepahan
Yuichiro Nagai 22'
Yuki Abe 71'
Report
Saitama Stadium, Saitama, Japan
Attendance: 59,034
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov
  • Urawa Red Diamonds win 3-1 on aggregate

Winners

AFC Champions League
2007 Winners
Flag of Japan
Urawa Red Diamonds
1st Title

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Mota Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 7
2 Mehdi Seyed Salehi Sepahan 5
Kim Dong Hyun Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
4 Steve Corica Sydney FC 4
Rodrigão Al-Hilal
Firas Al Khatib Al-Arabi
Saeed Mohsen Najaf FC
Travis Dodd Adelaide United
Robson Ponte Urawa Red Diamonds
10 Magnum Kawasaki Frontale 3
Juninho Kawasaki Frontale
Kengo Nakamura Kawasaki Frontale
Wang Yongpo Shandong Luneng Taishan
Li Jinyu Shandong Luneng Taishan
Emad Mohammed Sepahan
Mahmoud Karimi Sepahan
Fernando Adelaide United FC
Mamadou Bagayoko Al-Wahda
Waleed Al Gizani Al-Shabab
Diego Alonso Shanghai Shenhua
Iyad Mando Al-Karamah
Senghor Koupouleni Al-Karamah
Tatsuya Tanaka Urawa Red Diamonds
Yuichiro Nagai Urawa Red Diamonds
Yuki Abe Urawa Red Diamonds
Choi Sung-Kuk Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma

See also

External links

  • AFC Champions League Official Page (English)
  • AFC Calendar of Events 2007
  • Champions League 2007, Group Stage Draw from official site.
  • Champions League 2007, Knockout Stage Draw from official site.

References

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