2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage

The 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage were played from August to October 2011. The matchdays were August 16–18, August 23–25, September 13–15, September 20–22, September 27–29, and October 18–20, 2011.

The draw for the Preliminary Round and the Group Stage was held on May 18, 2011, at the CONCACAF headquarters in New York City.[1] Teams from the same association (excluding "wildcard" teams which replace a team from another association) may not be drawn with each other.[2]

A total of 16 teams competed, which include 8 automatic qualifiers and 8 winners of the Preliminary Round. The teams were divided into four groups of four, where each team played each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The top two teams of each group advanced to the Championship Round.[2]

TiebreakersEdit

If two teams are tied on points, the following tie-breaking criteria shall be applied, in order, to determine the ranking of teams:[2]

  1. Greater number of points earned in matches between the teams concerned
  2. Greater goal difference in matches between the teams concerned
  3. Greater number of goals scored away from home in matches between the teams concerned
  4. Reapply first three criteria if two or more teams are still tied
  5. Greater goal difference in all group matches
  6. Greater number of goals scored in group matches
  7. Greater number of goals scored away in all group matches
  8. Drawing of lots

GroupsEdit

The schedule of the first two rounds was released on July 28, 2011, by CONCACAF.[3] The remainder of the schedule was announced on August 9, 2011, following the conclusion of the Preliminary Round.[4]

All Times U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−04:00)

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts LA MOR ALA MOT
  Los Angeles Galaxy 6 4 0 2 8 4 +4 12[a] 2–1 2–0 2–0
  Morelia 6 4 0 2 11 5 +6 12[a] 2–1 2–1 4–0
  Alajuelense 6 4 0 2 8 6 +2 12[a] 1–0 1–0 1–0
  Motagua 6 0 0 6 2 14 −12 0 0–1 0–2 2–4
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Tiebreakers: Los Angeles Galaxy, Morelia and Alajuelense are ranked by their head-to-head records.
Tiebreaker
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Los Angeles Galaxy 4 2 0 2 5 4 +1 6[a]
  Morelia 4 2 0 2 5 5 0 6[a]
  Alajuelense 4 2 0 2 3 4 −1 6[a]
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c All three teams have 6 head-to-head points, and so are ranked by head-to-head goal difference: Los Angeles Galaxy (+1), Morelia (0), Alajuelense (−1).
Los Angeles Galaxy  2–0  Motagua
Cristman   13'
Donovan   60'
Report
Alajuelense  1–0  Morelia
McDonald   77' Report

Los Angeles Galaxy  2–0  Alajuelense
Gonzalez   38'
Barrett   77'
Report
Morelia  4–0  Motagua
Márquez Lugo   2'
Rojas   50'
Jiménez   70'
Lugo   72'
Report
Attendance: 5,463

Morelia  2–1  Los Angeles Galaxy
Aldrete   83'
Sabah   90+2'
Report Keane   52'
Attendance: 16,000
Motagua  2–4  Alajuelense
Bengtson   5'
Guevara   68'
Report Valle   41'
McDonald   51'
Guevara   84'86'

Alajuelense  1–0  Los Angeles Galaxy
Gabas   28' Report
Motagua  0–2  Morelia
Report Corona   55'
Manso   58'

Los Angeles Galaxy  2–1  Morelia
Magee   21'
Juninho   90+1'
Report Márquez Lugo   59'
Alajuelense  1–0  Motagua
McDonald   27' Report

Morelia  2–1  Alajuelense
Rojas   56'
Sabah   59'
Report Gabas   36'
Attendance: 15,000
Motagua  0–1  Los Angeles Galaxy
Report Juninho   29'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts SAN MET COL REA
  Santos Laguna 6 4 1 1 16 6 +10 13 6–0 2–0 3–2
  Isidro Metapán 6 3 0 3 10 15 −5 9 2–0 1–3 3–2
  Colorado Rapids 6 2 1 3 9 12 −3 7 1–4 3–2 1–2
  Real España 6 1 2 3 9 11 −2 5 1–1 1–2 1–1
Santos Laguna  3–2  Real España
Enríquez   28'
Bica   51' (o.g.)
Suárez   74'
Report Delgado   42'
Lalín   68'
Colorado Rapids  3–2  Isidro Metapán
Kandji   16'45'
Akpan   50'
Report Kardeck   2' (pen.)
Suárez   25'

Real España  1–1  Colorado Rapids
Rodríguez   87' Report Larentowicz   45+1'
Isidro Metapán  2–0  Santos Laguna
Suárez   45'
Bautista   52'
Report

Real España  1–2  Isidro Metapán
Pavón   80' (pen.) Report Aquino   8'
Kardeck   57'
Colorado Rapids  1–4  Santos Laguna
Mullan   77' Report Ludueña   14'
Peralta   27'
Quintero   64'
Suárez   71'

Colorado Rapids  1–2  Real España
Akpan   18' Report Pavón   12'33'
Santos Laguna  6–0  Isidro Metapán
Cárdenas   21'
Quintero   28'55'
Peralta   38'86'
Ochoa   79'
Report
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: David Gantar (Canada)

Real España  1–1  Santos Laguna
Mario Martínez   61' Report Ochoa   51'
Isidro Metapán  1–3  Colorado Rapids
Pacheco   36' Report Ababio   31'
Amarikwa   49'
Cummings   77'

Santos Laguna  2–0  Colorado Rapids
Galindo   55'
Escoboza   67'
Report
Attendance: 6,000
Isidro Metapán  3–2  Real España
Suárez   50'82'
Sánchez   68'
Report Delgado   56'
Maynor Martínez   90+2'

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts UNAM TOR DAL TAU
  UNAM 6 3 2 1 8 2 +6 11 4–0 0–1 1–0
  Toronto FC 6 3 1 2 7 7 0 10 1–1 0–1 1–0
  FC Dallas 6 2 1 3 6 11 −5 7 0–2 0–3 1–1
  Tauro 6 1 2 3 7 8 −1 5 0–0 1–2 5–3
UNAM  0–1  FC Dallas
Report Chávez   66'
Tauro  1–2  Toronto FC
Moreno   76' (pen.) Report Johnson   21'
De Guzman   24'

Toronto FC  0–1  FC Dallas
Report Stewart   45+1'
Attendance: 500
Tauro  0–0  UNAM
Report

FC Dallas  1–1  Tauro
Cruz   1' Report Moreno   41' (pen.)
Attendance: 3,001
UNAM  4–0  Toronto FC
Bravo   17'33'42'
Velarde   21'
Report

Toronto FC  1–0  Tauro
Koevermans   40' Report
Attendance: 10,132
Referee: Terry Vaughn (United States)
FC Dallas  0–2  UNAM
Report Herrera   84'
Izazola   90+1'
Attendance: 4,985

Toronto FC  1–1  UNAM
Marošević   35' Report Palacios   51'
Attendance: 9,115
Tauro  5–3  FC Dallas
Moreno   12'
Gallardo   33'
T. Pérez   77'86'
Sánchez   81'
Report Benítez   23' (pen.)
Luna   84'90+3' (pen.)

FC Dallas  0–3  Toronto FC
Report Koevermans   29'
Plata   69'81'
Attendance: 2,578
UNAM  1–0  Tauro
Cacho   45' Report
Notes
  • Note 1: Match originally played on August 24, 2011 (kickoff 20:00), but abandoned at halftime due to lightning, heavy rain, and a tornado warning (FC Dallas was leading 1–0 on a goal by Jackson Gonçalves in the 18th minute). Replayed the next day restarting at 0–0 as tournament regulations required unfinished games be replayed completely.[5]

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts MON SEA COM HER
  Monterrey 6 4 0 2 11 4 +7 12 0–1 3–1 1–0
  Seattle Sounders FC 6 3 1 2 10 7 +3 10 1–2 4–1 0–1
  Comunicaciones 6 2 1 3 8 13 −5 7 1–0 2–2 2–0
  Herediano 6 2 0 4 6 11 −5 6 0–5 1–2 4–1
Seattle Sounders FC  4–1  Comunicaciones
Evans   35'
Fucito   61'67'
Gómez   87' (o.g.)
Report Arreola   2'
Attendance: 10,017
Herediano  0–5  Monterrey
Report Carreño   21'22'35'
Corona   36'
De Nigris   56'

Monterrey  0–1  Seattle Sounders FC
Report Fernández   38'
Comunicaciones  2–0  Herediano
Ceballos   73'
Ordóñez   90+4'
Report

Herediano  1–2  Seattle Sounders FC
Cancela   45+1' (pen.) Report Montero   3'54'
Comunicaciones  1–0  Monterrey
Ramírez   45' Report

Monterrey  3–1  Comunicaciones
Santana   32'
Pérez   68'
Suazo   86'
Report Mejía   83'
Seattle Sounders FC  0–1  Herediano
Report Arias   25'

Comunicaciones  2–2  Seattle Sounders FC
Montepeque   7'
R. Morales   64'
Report Alonso   44'89'
Monterrey  1–0  Herediano
De Nigris   30' Report

Seattle Sounders FC  1–2  Monterrey
Montero   42' Report Carreño   3'
Delgado   60'
Herediano  4–1  Comunicaciones
Barbosa   13'41'
Montero   49'
Cordero   61'
Report Mejía   8'
Notes
  • Note 2: Match originally to be played on August 23, 2011 (kickoff 22:00), but postponed to the next day due to heavy rain.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CCL draw pits Monterrey vs. Comunicaciones". CONCACAF.com. May 18, 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-05-21. Retrieved 2011-05-19.
  2. ^ a b c "CONCACAF Champions League Regulations 2011/2012" (PDF). CONCACAF.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-24. Retrieved 2011-05-19.
  3. ^ "Galaxy, Alajuelense to open Group Stage August 16". CONCACAF.com. July 28, 2011. Archived from the original on September 25, 2012. Retrieved July 29, 2011.
  4. ^ "Morelia-LA, Rapids-Santos top CCL third round". CONCACAF.com. August 8, 2011. Archived from the original on September 25, 2012. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  5. ^ "Toronto-Dallas match abandoned due to lightning". CONCACAF.com. August 24, 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-09-25. Retrieved 2011-08-25.
  6. ^ "Deluge postpones Comunicaciones-Herediano". CONCACAF.com. August 23, 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-09-25. Retrieved 2011-08-24.

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