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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old September 20th, 2006, 20:07 Thread Starter
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AFC Champions League Quarter finals

Historic Qadisiya through to last four

Al Qadisiya became the first Kuwaiti side to reach the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League as a 3-0 win over former champions Al Ain took them through to the last four.

A pair of goals from Oman international Fouzi Basher all but sealed the victory before Mohamed Mubarak claimed a third in injury time to give Al Qadisiya a 4-1 aggregate win.

Basheer opened the scoring for Mohammed Ibrahim’s side in the 25th minute when he struck from the edge of the penalty area after Khalaf Salama’s lay-off and the 2003 champions offered little in return.

Serbian striker Nenad Jestrovic provided the home side’s greatest threat and hit the crossbar with his 59th minute attempt at goal before Bader Al Mutwa did the same at the other end for Al Qadisiya 13 minutes later.

Al Ain poured forward looking for the goal that would take the quarter-final into extra-time but Al Qadisiya killed off the game with Basheer’s second in the 90th minute when he flashed his shot across the face of goal and into the bottom corner.

Two minutes later Mubarak put the icing on the cake when he latched on to Saleh Hendi’s perfectly weighted through ball before rounding Al Ain goalkeeper Waleed Salem to score.

And the evening ended on a further sour note for Al Ain as Juma Abdulla was sent off for a scything tackle on Mubarak with just seconds remaining.


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Congratulations bokiko.
There were some shocking results in the AFC Champions League this week. Ain losing 3-0 at home and Ittihad losing 4-0 away and getting knocked out by an inexperienced Syrian team!!!

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Hopefully a Korean team will finally win this competition again.
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Al Karameh through to AFC Champions League Final
19 October 2006

KUWAIT CITY: Al Karameh of Syria scraped past Al Qadsiya of Kuwait into the Final of the AFC Champions League after a narrow 1-0 victory in the semi-final second leg here on Wednesday.

The only goal of the match was scored by midfielder Aatef Jenyat in the 15th minute, clinching the issue in favour of the visitors after the first leg in Homs three weeks ago had ended scoreless. Mesaed Neda missed a penalty for Al Qadsiya towards the end, sparking crowd trouble and pelting of bottles on the pitch which led to the suspension of play for 15 minutes.

Al Karameh, the first side ever from Syria to reach the knockout stage of Asia’s premier club competition, will face Jeonbuk Motors of Korea Republic in the Final over two legs on November 1 and 8.

Al Karameh coach Mohamed Kwid, a contender for AFC Coach of the Year award alongwith his Al Qadsiya counterpart Mohamed Ibrahim, had already billed the game as a “once in a lifetime match” and his men played their hearts out at the packed Friendship and Peace Stadium.

The goal arrived early after Jenyat drilled into the left corner from just outside the area, catching Al Qadsiya goalkeeper Nawaf Al Khaldi, who had been brilliant in the first leg, flatfooted.

Kuwait’s substitute striker Mohamed Mubarak missed a great chance to haul his team level early in the second half after firing wide with the gaping goal at this mercy before Neda contrived to stroke his shot wide from the spot after giant Al Karameh defender Fabio Santos was adjudged to have handled the ball inside the box.

Al Karameh travel to Jeonju to meet Jeonbuk Motors in the first leg on November 1 before playing at Homs a week later.
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Motors run over Ulsan to reach final

ULSAN – Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors overturned a 3-2 home defeat to book their ticket to the 2006 AFC Champions League final after a stunning 4-1 second leg win at the Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium on Wednesday gave them a 6-4 aggregate victory over their K-League rivals.

Jeonbuk went into the interval having swung the tie in their favour thanks to headers from Choi Jin-cheul and Chung Jung-kwan. Lim You-hwan made it 3-0 and while Lee Chun-soo gave Ulsan hope of salvaging the tie, Lee Kwang-hyeon capped a stunning 4-1 victory for the visitors.

The pre-match buzz had centred around the possible start of Korea Republic international Lee Chun-soo, who has been sidelined recently on account of a niggling ankle injury.

And sure enough the former Real Sociedad and Numancia striker was back in the starting 11 at the expense of midfielder Lee Sang-ho, the only change from the side that began the first leg win in Jeonju.

Jeonbuk, meanwhile, made two changes to their line-up with Jeon Kwang-hwan and Kim Jae-young making way for defender Kim Inho and midfielder Kim Hyeung-bum, the club’s leading scorer in the ACL with five goals in as many appearances, who was available again following his two-match suspension for violent conduct earned after his sending off in the quarter-final first leg win over Shanghai Shenhua.

With Jeonbuk needing to win 2-0 to advance or 3-2 to force extra-time, the visitors needed an early goal and that came following a ninth minute corner, when veteran defender Choi Jin-cheul’s unorthodox downward header bounced over static Ulsan keeper Kim Jee-hyuk and into the net.

The tie may have been level on aggregate but Ulsan still held the upper hand with their away-goals advantage so the Motors kept their foot on the gas and within 10 minutes they had made it 2-0.

Lee Jong-min’s cynical foul on Kim Hyeung-bum earned the Ulsan the second yellow card of the game – following Jeonbuk midfielder Kwon Jip’s 14th minute entry into referee Shamsul Maidin’s book – but more saliently it earned the visitors a free-kick in a dangerous position.

Choi Chul-soon whipped the ball in from the left and it was headed home at the far post by Chung Jung-kwan as the tie swung in Jeonbuk’s favour.

Ulsan fought back hard and in the 24th minute Leandro drew a fine diving save from Kwoun Sun-tae before the Jeonbuk keeper spectacularly tipped over a long range effort from Park Kyu-seon as the resulting corner from the Brazilian’s shot found its way to the Ulsan midfielder.

Two minutes later an intelligent knockdown put Lee Chun-soo through on goal but the charismatic striker’s lack of match sharpness told as he blasted the ball wildly over the crossbar.

Ulsan knew that their hopes of a place in November’s ACL final rested on them finding the Jeonbuk net and they began the second half in cavalier fashion.

Lee Jong-min’s 56th minute half-volley was well-saved by Kwoun before the ball somehow stayed out of the net after it spun off a Jeonbuk defender in the six-yard area following some tenacious play on the touchline from Lee Sang-ho, who came on for Kim Young-sam three minutes before the break.

Jeonbuk looked to have sealed their place in the final in the 67th minute when, during a rare counter-attack, substitute Lim You-hwan swept home the Korean FA Cup winners’ third to make it 3-0 on the night and 5-3 on aggregate.

But their celebrations were curtailed just two minutes later when golden boy Lee Chun-soo collected an intelligent reverse pass from Leandro and kept his composure to sweep the ball past Kwoun.

Another Ulsan goal would force extra-time but as they pushed forward they were leaving gaps at the back and the hosts needed a fine one-handed save from Kim Jee-hyuk to prevent a 75th Ze Carlo header undoing all their good work.

The Brazilian should have scored Jeonbuk’s fourth five minutes later, after a Lee Chun-soo free-kick had drawn a nervous punch out from Kwoun and Leandro had flashed an angled drive agonizingly across the face of goal.

However, after Ze Carlo’s close range shot had been put out for a corner, Lee Kwang-hyeon, a 52nd minute substitute for ACL veteran Botti, bundled home the resultant flag-kick to make it 4-1 on the night and 6-3 on aggregate.

Park Dong-hyuk’s frustration boiled over as the Ulsan defender was shown a straight red for lashing out at Ze Carlo in the first of the five minutes of injury-time before it was the Brazilian’s turn to show his anger 60 seconds later, giving team-mate Kim Hyeung-bum a piece of his mind after the midfielder failed to pass the ball to the unmarked striker.

It mattered little as it was the last action in a stunning win for Jeonbuk, who will host the first leg of the final on November 1 before the action moves to the Middle East a week later.
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Final First Leg

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2:0 Al Karameh
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yeah ,,, we lost ,,, but still we are the best club :P

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