2020 Arab Club Champions Cup Final

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2020 Arab Club Champions Cup Final
Stade Prince Moulay Abdellah.jpg
The Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat will host the final
Event2019–20 Arab Club Champions Cup
Date2021 (2021)
VenuePrince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat
2019
2021

The 2020 Arab Club Champions Cup Final will be the final match of the 2019–20 Arab Club Champions Cup, the 29th season of the Arab League's main club football tournament organised by UAFA, and the 2nd season since it was renamed from the Arab Club Championship to the Arab Club Champions Cup. It will be played at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat. [1] The match was originally scheduled to be played in 2020 but due was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and fear for the spread of the Coronavirus disease which caused postponements during the semi final stage of the competition. [2]

Teams[edit]

Team Previous finals appearances (bold indicates winners)
Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad Jeddah 3 (1987, 1994, 2005)
Morocco Raja Casablanca 2 (1996, 2006)

Venue[edit]

A view of the stadium in 2016.

On 16 April 2018, the then-president of UAFA Turki Al-Sheikh announced that the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium will host the final of the tournament for this season.[3] This is the first UAFA club competition final hosted at the stadium. The stadium was selected as a venue for many tournaments held in Morocco; most recently the 2019 African Games.

The Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium was built in 1983 and its current capacity is 53,000. It is used by the Morocco national football team and ASFAR as a home stadium.

Route to the final[edit]

Both clubs entered the Arab Club Champions Cup at the Round of 32 stage of the competition with the draw made on 27 July 2019. Al-Ittihad Jeddah entered from the Asia Zone with Raja Casablanca entering from the Africa Zone.

Al-Ittihad Jeddah Round Raja Casablanca
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Lebanon Al-Ahed 3–0 3–0 (H) 0–0 (A) First round State of Palestine Hilal Al-Quds 3–0 1–0 (H) 2–0 (A)
United Arab Emirates Al-Wasl 4–1 2–1 (A) 2–0 (H) Second round Morocco Wydad Casablanca 5–5 (a) 1–1 (H) 4–4 (A)
Morocco Olympic Safi 2–1 1–1 (H) 1–0 (A) Quarter-finals Algeria MC Alger 2–2 (a) 2–1 (A) 0–1 (H)
Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab 4–3 2–2 (A) 2–1 (H) Semi-finals Egypt Ismaily 3–1 0–1 (A) 3–0 (H)


Match[edit]

Details[edit]

The "home" team (for administrative purposes) was determined by an additional draw held after the semi-final draw.

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • Penalty shoot-out if necessary.
  • Twelve named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "تعرف على مواعيد مباريات البطولة العربية قبل سحب القرعة اليوم" [Learn more about the Arab Club Champions Cup format and dates before today's draw]. youm7.com (in Arabic). Youm7. 27 July 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Mohammed VI Cup: UAFA suspends semi-finals over Coronavirus". 16 March 2020.
  3. ^ @UAFAAC (16 April 2019). "الأستاذ تركي آل الشيخ رئيس الاتحاد العربي لكرة القدم يعلن عن النسخة الثانية من كأس العرب للأندية الأبطال" [UAFA president Turki Al-Sheikh confirms the second edition of the Arab Club Champions Cup] (Tweet) (in Arabic). Retrieved 10 June 2019 – via Twitter.

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