Persepolis 3 – Al-Gharafa 1 (Asian Champions League, April 8, 2009) Maziar Zare put Persepolis ahead in the 36th minute from the penalty spot. Ebrahim Tore doubled the lead before the break and Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht claimed the third from a rebound. Fernandao Lucio’s free-kick pulled a goal back for the Qataris in the 68th minute.
Pohang Steelers 1 – Tianjin Teda 0 (Asian Champions League, April 8, 2009) Hwang Jin-sung’s second half header gave Pohang Steelers the three points.
Shandong Luneng 2 – FC Seoul 0 (Asian Champions League, April 8, 2009) Shandong made the breakthrough nine minutes into the second half when Cui Peng squared a pass inside the box to the unmarked Lu Zheng and the forward lashed a low drive into the net. Shandong’s second arrived after Zivkovic chipped the ball towards Lu Zheng, who controlled on his chested down before shooting on target, Han Peng prodding home the rebound from close range.
Bunyodkor 2 – Sepahan 2 (Asian Champions League, April 8, 2009) Shavkat Salomov fired the hosts ahead but Sepahan turned the tide with Seyed Hadi Aghily levelling just before halftime and Emad Mohammed firing them ahead in the 61st minute. However Ashurmatov pounced on a rebound after goalkeeper Rahman Ahmadi had made a fine save to end the match honours-even.
Al Ettifaq 4 – Al Shabab 1 (Asian Champions League, April 8, 2009)