2005 AFC Champions League

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Which team will fare better in ACL competition?

Suwon
4
57%
Busan
3
43%
 
Total votes: 7

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Postby Holyjoe » Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:30 am

A 2-1 win for Busan in the second leg (Lim Kwan-sik, Han Jae-woon) and they're through to the semi-finals.

All aggregate results (first club qualify):

Busan I'Park 5-1 Al Sadd (3-0, 2-1)
Al Ittihad 8-3 Shandong Luneng (1-1, 7-2)
Shenzhen Jianlibao 4-3 Al Ahli (1-2, 3-1aet)
Al Ain 4-4 Pas (1-1, 3-3)

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Busan I'Park v Al Ittihad

Postby Holyjoe » Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:39 am

AFC Champions League Semi-finals
A. Al Ain (UAE) v Shenzhen Jianlibao (China)
B. Busan I'Park (Korea) v Al Ittihad (Saudi Arabia)

Final (Oct 26 and Oct 31)
A winners v B winners

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Al Ittihad destroyed Shandong Luneng 7-2 in the second leg of their quarter-final at home after a 1-1 draw in China - they're looking stronger than they were when they thumped Seongnam in last season's final. They signed Mohamed Kallon on a one year loan from Monaco for a reported $6m, and also have Cameroon striker Joseph-Desire Job on loan from Middlesbrough.

Busan might be moving the home leg to the Gudeok too if they can get away with it - the club owner has been complaining that folk just can't be bothered going to the Asiad and they'd rather play this game at the Gudeok so more folk can get to it. Wonder if a move back there permanently might be on the cards?

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Postby Holyjoe » Sat Sep 24, 2005 5:42 pm

The venue change has been confirmed and the match will kick off at 8pm to allow more time for folk to get to the game.

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Postby MipoFanatic » Sat Sep 24, 2005 7:05 pm

Will these be televised?
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Postby Holyjoe » Sat Sep 24, 2005 10:23 pm

Yeah SBS Sports should be showing it live, though you never know if they actually will do it or not.

Busan are only charging 5,000 for adult tickets with 'youth' tickets going at 3,000 and free entry for elementary school kids at the Gudeok.

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Postby MipoFanatic » Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:30 am

HolyJoe, any chance you could post a message on some of the Korean-language footie boards you regularly visit, regarding someone recording the match on their computer (and possibly distributing it as a torrent)? I'm sure it would get dozens of downloads on the MaXxed Football Forum, and I would be happy to distribute it via my computer as a torrent....

Meanwhile, Busan have been granted permission to move their match to Gudeok Stadium!

http://www.footballasia.com/acl/en/news ... 1&sqid=240
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Postby Holyjoe » Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:52 pm

I've heard now that it might not be screened live in Korea as the club want to try and attract as many people to the match as possible - SBS Sports schedule says that the game will be shown as a delayed broadcast from 10pm.

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Postby MipoFanatic » Tue Sep 27, 2005 5:25 am

Right... any chance you can convince a Korean to record this onto their computer and distribute it as a torrent, despite the delayed airing?
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Postby Holyjoe » Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:59 am

I'll see what I can do (maybe not too much unless I can get the missus to do it ;) )

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Postby Elliad » Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:33 pm

Busan lose 5-0 at home.

Unbelievable.

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Postby teppic » Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:53 am

thanks for the spoiler mate!!!

i only came here to see if there was a reason why it was not on live.

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Postby MipoFanatic » Thu Sep 29, 2005 3:29 am

Elliad wrote:Busan lose 5-0 at home.

Unbelievable.


How's that, then?

Al Ittihad beat Shandong 7-2. In last year's final, they smoked Seongnam 5-0.

In the other semi-final, Al Ain beat Shenzhen 6-0.

Clearly the Middle East clubs own the competition.

I wonder how well Al Ittihad did under Porterfield those many years ago.... :lol:
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Postby Elliad » Thu Sep 29, 2005 11:20 am

it's only been the last 2 years the middle eastern clubs won this competition. Prior to that, from 95 onwards K-league clubs had won the Asian Club Championships (the discontinued tournament, now reborn as the ACL) 5 times out of 7, and also winning in 2001 and 2002, where in 2002 2 K-league clubs fought out in the finals.

And Seongnam had actually beat Al Ittihad away 3:1 in that final's 1st leg last year, which made that 5-0 loss at home look quite incredible.

Personally I blame the huge home crowd that turned up in those Seongnam and Busan matches - these poor guys aren't used to playing with such large home crowd support, so they were under much pressure than usual to perform, lol ;)

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Postby Colombian » Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:21 pm

sad, sad, affair. The boys gave up after 2-0.. It's like they all forgot that goal difference matters in these things.
ZZZ..

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Postby KJ » Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:01 pm

They didn't give up - just were a bit shell-shocked and forgot the basics of defending.


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