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1988–89 Asian Club Championship

1988–1989 Asian Club Championship
Tournament details
DatesMarch 1988 – April 1989
Teams25
Final positions
Champions Al-Sadd (1st title)
Runners-up Al-Rasheed
Tournament statistics
Matches played63
Goals scored218 (3.46 per match)
1987

The 1988–89 Asian Club Championship was the 8th edition of the annual Asian club football competition hosted by Asian Football Confederation.

Al-Sadd of Qatar won the final and became Asian champions for the first time.

1988–89 Asian Club Championship Intro articles: 2

Qualifying Group round

Group 1

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Al-Rasheed 3 2 1 0 9 0 +9 5
Al-Sadd 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 5
Al-Futowa 3 1 0 2 2 7 −5 2
Al-Ansar 3 0 0 3 0 8 −8 0
Source:

All matches were played in Doha, Qatar.

24 July 1988 Al-Sadd 4–1 Al-Futowa
25 July 1988 Al-Rasheed 6–0 Al-Ansar
27 July 1988 Al-Sadd 1–0 Al-Ansar
28 July 1988 Al-Rasheed 3–0 Al-Futowa
30 July 1988 Al-Futowa 1–0 Al-Ansar
31 July 1988 Al-Rasheed 0–0 Al-Sadd

Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Al-Ittifaq 4 3 1 0 6 2 +4 7
Kazma SC 4 3 1 0 9 2 +7 7
Sharjah FC 4 2 0 2 6 5 +1 4
Fanja2 4 1 0 3 3 8 −5 2
West Riffa 4 0 0 4 1 8 −7 0
Source:

All matches were played in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

25 March 1988 Sharjah FC 2–0 West Riffa
26 March 1988 Al-Ittifaq 1–0 Fanja
27 March 1988 Kazma SC 2–0 West Riffa
28 March 1988 Al-Ittifaq 1–0 Sharjah FC
29 March 1988 Kazma SC 3–1 Fanja
30 March 1988 Al-Ittifaq 3–1 West Riffa
31 March 1988 Kazma SC 3–0 Sharjah FC
2 April 1988 Fanja 1–0 West Riffa
3 April 1988 Al-Ittifaq 1–1 Kazma SC
4 April 1988 Sharjah FC 4–1 Fanja

Playoff for 1st place

5 April 1988 Al-Ittifaq 2–1 Kazma SC

1 Group 2 was also the Gulf Cooperation Council Club Tournament.
2 Fanja played only in the GCC Tournament.

Group 3

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Mohun Bagan 3 3 0 0 13 2 +11 6
Fanja 3 2 0 1 13 3 +10 4
Crescent Textile 3 1 0 2 3 17 −14 2
Kathmandu SC 3 0 0 3 4 11 −7 0
Source:

All matches were played at the Salt Lake Stadium in Calcutta, India.

2 July 1988 Mohun Bagan 8–0 Crescent Textile
3 July 1988 Fanja 5–1 Kathmandu SC
5 July 1988 Mohun Bagan 4–2 Kathmandu SC
6 July 1988 Fanja 8–1 Crescent Textile
8 July 1988 Crescent Textile 2–1 Kathmandu SC
9 July 1988 Mohun Bagan 1–0 Fanja

Group 4

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Mohammedan SC 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 3
Persepolis 2 1 0 1 6 2 +4 2
Saunders SC 2 0 1 1 0 5 −5 1
Source:

All match were played at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

14 July 1988 Mohammedan SC 0–0 Saunders SC
16 July 1988 Persepolis 5–0 Saunders SC
18 July 1988 Mohammedan SC 2–1 Persepolis

Group 5

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Royal Thai Air Force 4 4 0 0 22 2 +20 8
Pahang FA 4 2 1 1 8 4 +4 5
Niac Mitra 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 4
Geylang International 4 1 1 2 5 13 −8 3
Bandaran KB 4 0 0 4 3 20 −17 0
Source:

All match were played in Bangkok, Thailand.

21 July 1988 Royal Thai Air Force 2–1 Pahang FA
21 July 1988 Niac Mitra 3–1 Bandaran KB
23 July 1988 Royal Thai Air Force 9–0 Geylang International
23 July 1988 Pahang FA 0–0 Niac Mitra
25 July 1988 Royal Thai Air Force 2–1 Niac Mitra
25 July 1988 Geylang International 3–1 Bandaran KB
27 July 1988 Niac Mitra 1–1 Geylang International
27 July 1988 Pahang FA 5–1 Bandaran KB
29 July 1988 Royal Thai Air Force 9–0 Bandaran KB
29 July 1988 Pahang FA 2–1 Geylang International

Group 6

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
April 25 4 4 0 0 11 1 +10 8
Guangdong Wanbao 4 3 0 1 11 3 +8 6
Yamaha Motors 4 1 1 2 12 9 +3 3
South China AA 4 1 1 2 4 5 −1 3
Wa Seng 4 0 0 4 3 23 −20 0
Source:

All matches were played in Guangzhou, China PR.

12 July 1988 Guangdong Wanbao 3–1 Yamaha Motors
12 July 1988 April 25 3–0 South China AA
14 July 1988 Yamaha Motors 9–2 Wa Seng
14 July 1988 Guangdong Wanbao 1–0 South China AA
16 July 1988 Yamaha Motors 1–1 South China AA
16 July 1988 April 25 4–0 Wa Seng
18 July 1988 South China AA 3–0 Wa Seng
18 July 1988 April 25 1–0 Guangdong Wanbao
20 July 1988 Guangdong Wanbao 7–1 Wa Seng
20 July 1988 April 25 3–1 Yamaha Motors

1988–89 Asian Club Championship Qualifying Group round articles: 47

Semi Final Group round

[1]

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Al-Rasheed 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 5
Guangdong Wanbao 3 1 2 0 8 2 +6 4
Kazma SC 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 3
Mohun Bagan 3 0 0 3 0 11 −11 0
Source:

All match were played in Guangzhou, China PR.

9 October 1988 Kazma SC 1–0 Mohun Bagan
9 October 1988 Al-Rasheed 1–1 Guangdong Wanbao
11 October 1988 Guangdong Wanbao 6–0 Mohun Bagan
11 October 1988 Al-Rasheed 2–0 Kazma SC
13 October 1988 Guangdong Wanbao 1–1 Kazma SC
13 October 1988 Al-Rasheed 4–0 Mohun Bagan

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Al-Sadd 4 3 1 0 8 4 +4 7
Al-Ittifaq 4 2 1 1 9 5 +4 5
April 25 4 1 1 2 4 4 0 3
Mohammedan SC 4 1 1 2 5 7 −2 3
Pahang FA 4 1 0 3 3 9 −6 2
Source:

All match were played in Kuantan, Malaysia.

5 October 1988 Al-Sadd 2–0 Pahang FA
5 October 1988 April 25 0–1 Mohammedan SC
7 October 1988 Al-Ittifaq 4–1 Pahang FA
7 October 1988 Al-Sadd 2–2 Mohammedan SC
9 October 1988 Al-Sadd 2–1 April 25
9 October 1988 Al-Ittifaq 3–1 Mohammedan SC
11 October 1988 Mohammedan SC 1–2 Pahang FA
11 October 1988 Al-Ittifaq 1–1 April 25
13 October 1988 Al-Sadd 2–1 Al-Ittifaq
13 October 1988 April 25 2–0 Pahang FA

1988–89 Asian Club Championship Semi Final Group round articles: 3

Final

Al-Rasheed 3–2 Al-Sadd
Radhi  20'
Kadhum  24',  35'
Salman  56'
Ghanim  85'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Abdullah Al-Naser
Al-Sadd 1–0 Al-Rasheed
Salman  82'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Jasim Mendi

Al-Sadd won by away goals rule (a)

Overview of "Away goals rule" article

References