2011 AFC Champions League group stage

A total of 32 teams, 16 from West Asia and 16 from East Asia, competed in the 2011 AFC Champions League group stage. They included 30 direct entries and 2 winners of the qualifying play-off (one from West Asia and one from East Asia).

The draw for the group stage was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 7 December 2010.[1] The 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four. Clubs from the same country may not be drawn into the same group.[2]

In each group, teams played each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The matchdays were 1–2 March, 15–16 March, 5–6 April, 19–20 April, 3–4 May, and 10–11 May 2011.[3]

The winners and runners-up of each group advanced to the knockout stage.[4]

Tiebreakers edit

The clubs are ranked according to points and tie breakers are in following order:[4]

  1. Greater number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned;
  3. Greater number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned; (Away goals do not apply)
  4. Goal difference in all the group matches;
  5. Greater number of goals scored in all the group matches;
  6. Kicks from the penalty mark if only two teams are involved and they are both on the field of play;
  7. Fewer score calculated according to the number of yellow and red cards received in the group matches; (1 point for each yellow card, 3 points for each red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for each direct red card, 4 points for each yellow card followed by a direct red card)
  8. Drawing of lots.

Groups edit

Group A edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification SEP HIL GHA JAZ
1   Sepahan 6 4 1 1 14 5 +9 13[a] Advance to knockout stage 1–1 2–0 5–1
2   Al-Hilal 6 4 1 1 11 6 +5 13[a] 1–2 2–0 3–1
3   Al-Gharafa 6 2 1 3 6 7 −1 7 1–0 0–1 5–2
4   Al-Jazira 6 0 1 5 7 20 −13 1 1–4 2–3 0–0
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tiebreakers: Sepahan and Al-Hilal are ranked by their head-to-head records: Sepahan (4 pts), Al-Hilal (1 pt).
Al-Hilal  1 – 2  Sepahan
Wilhelmsson   90+3' Report Touré   51'
Januário   60'

Al-Gharafa  0 – 1  Al-Hilal
Report Wilhelmsson   9'
Sepahan  5 – 1  Al-Jazira
Jamshidian   2', 24'
Touré   56'
Janjuš   65'
Kazemian   90'
Report Baré   54'

Sepahan  2 – 0  Al-Gharafa
Aghili   54' (pen.)
Jamshidian   66'
Report
Al-Hilal  3 – 1  Al-Jazira
Kamel   4'
Al-Qahtani   14'
Al-Shalhoub   90+4'
Report Jumaa   19'

Al-Gharafa  1 – 0  Sepahan
Diané   19' Report
Attendance: 3,426
Referee: Muhsen Basma (Syria)
Al-Jazira  2 – 3  Al-Hilal
Mabkhout   44'
Qasem   45'
Report Al-Qahtani   56', 65'
Rădoi   77' (pen.)

Sepahan  1 – 1  Al-Hilal
Navidkia   55' Report Al-Zori   46'
Attendance: 8,833
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)
Al-Gharafa  5 – 2  Al-Jazira
Mahmoud   10', 62', 80'
Diané   48'
Al Zain   60'
Report Jumaa   31'
Ricardo Oliveira   37' (pen.)

Al-Jazira  1 – 4  Sepahan
Baré   14' Report Kazemian   32'
Touré   60,71'
Enayati   90+1'
Al-Hilal  2 – 0  Al-Gharafa
Al-Qahtani   47'
Al-Fraidi   82'
Report

Group B edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification SAD NAS EST PAK
1   Al-Sadd 6 2 4 0 8 6 +2 10 Advance to knockout stage 1–0 2–2 2–1
2   Al-Nassr 6 2 2 2 10 7 +3 8[a] 1–1 2–1 4–0
3   Esteghlal 6 2 2 2 11 10 +1 8[a] 1–1 2–1 4–2
4   Pakhtakor 6 1 2 3 8 14 −6 5 1–1 2–2 2–1
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tiebreakers: Al-Nassr and Esteghlal are also tied on their head-to-head records (3 pts, 0 GD, 3 GF), and so are ranked by their overall goal difference.
Pakhtakor  2 – 2  Al-Nassr
Karimov   45'
Sharofetdinov   61'
Report Al-Mutwa   51'
Miladinović   88' (o.g.)
Esteghlal  1 – 1  Al-Sadd
Majidi   27' Report Keita   88'
Attendance: 95,000

Al-Nassr  2 – 1  Esteghlal
Sulaimani   60'
Al-Harthi   81'
Report Omranzadeh   21'
Al-Sadd  2 – 1  Pakhtakor
Lee Jung-Soo   45'
Afif   61'
Report Abdukholiqov   57'

Al-Sadd  1 – 0  Al-Nassr
Lee Jung-Soo   61' Report
Esteghlal  4 – 2  Pakhtakor
Hawar   12'
Majidi   23'
Seyed-Salehi   57'
Borhani   90+3'
Report Savić   4'
Shikhov   90'
Attendance: 17,654
Referee: Ali Al Badwawi (UAE)

Pakhtakor  2 – 1  Esteghlal
Andreev   28'
Krimets   88'
Report Borhani   45'
Al-Nassr  1 – 1  Al-Sadd
Sulaimani   75' Report Siddiq   37'

Al-Sadd  2 – 2  Esteghlal
Ibrahim   54'
Al-Haydos   76'
Report Majidi   6', 37'
Al-Nassr  4 – 0  Pakhtakor
Hamood   8'
Al-Mutwa   24', 65'
Al-Sahlawi   61'
Report

Pakhtakor  1 – 1  Al-Sadd
Andreev   60' Report Siddiq   90+3'
Esteghlal  2 – 1  Al-Nassr
Majidi   62'
Hawar   89'
Report Al-Mutwa   60'
Attendance: 85,422
Referee: Masaaki Toma (Japan)

Group C edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ITT BUN WAH PER
1   Al-Ittihad Jeddah 6 3 2 1 10 5 +5 11 Advance to knockout stage 1–1 0–0 3–1
2   Bunyodkor 6 2 3 1 8 6 +2 9 0–1 3–2 0–0
3   Al-Wahda 6 1 3 2 6 8 −2 6 0–3 1–1 2–0
4   Persepolis 6 1 2 3 6 11 −5 5 3–2 1–3 1–1
Al-Wahda  1 – 1  Bunyodkor
Hugo   88' Report Haydarov   85'
Al-Ittihad  3 – 1  Persepolis
Ziaya   13', 75'
Noor   48' (pen.)
Report Zare   19'

Bunyodkor  0 – 1  Al-Ittihad
Report Al-Muwallad   34'
Attendance: 6,150
Referee: Masaaki Toma (Japan)
Persepolis  1 – 1  Al-Wahda
Badamaki   66' Report Ameen   54'
Attendance: 15,000

Bunyodkor  0 – 0  Persepolis
Report
Attendance: 7,000
Al-Wahda  0 – 3  Al-Ittihad
Report Ziaya   33'
Abushgeer   45+1'
Paulo Jorge   87'

Persepolis  1 – 3  Bunyodkor
Arifi   87' Report Rajabov   60'
Karimov   71' (pen.)
Karpenko   90+5'
Attendance: 31,765

Persepolis  3 – 2  Al-Ittihad
Ali Asgari   14', 69'
Arifi   16'
Report Al-Rashid   19', 90+4'
Attendance: 25,486
Referee: Muhsen Basma (Syria)
Bunyodkor  3 – 2  Al-Wahda
Trifunović   11', 35'
Soliev   85'
Report Matar   2'
Hugo   54' (pen.)

Al-Wahda  2 – 0  Persepolis
Saleh   13'
Al Shehhi   70'
Report

Group D edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ZOB SHA EMI RAY
1   Zob Ahan 6 4 1 1 7 3 +4 13 Advance to knockout stage 0–1 2–1 1–0
2   Al-Shabab 6 3 2 1 8 4 +4 11 0–0 4–1 1–0
3   Emirates 6 2 0 4 6 10 −4 6 0–1 2–1 2–0
4   Al-Rayyan 6 1 1 4 4 8 −4 4 1–3 1–1 2–0
Zob Ahan  2 – 1  Emirates
Hosseini   45+1'
Igor Castro   53'
Report Daoudi   39'
Al-Rayyan  1 – 1  Al-Shabab
Itamar   34' (pen.) Report Al-Shamrani   59'

Emirates  2 – 0  Al-Rayyan
Daoudi   5'
Ahmed   24'
Report
Attendance: 5,150
Referee: Lee Min-Hu (Korea Republic)

Al-Rayyan  1 – 3  Zob Ahan
Al Marri   13' Report Khalatbari   11'
Igor Castro   24'
Hadadifar   71'
Al-Shabab  4 – 1  Emirates
Keita   45+4', 50'
Muath   74'
Shuhail   85'
Report Daoudi   5'

Emirates  2 – 1  Al-Shabab
Bouguèche   25', 41' Report Bin Saran   45'
Zob Ahan  1 – 0  Al-Rayyan
Farhadi   21' Report
Attendance: 3,351
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)


Al-Rayyan  2 – 0  Emirates
Ghafoor Murad   74'
Alaaeldin   90+5'
Report
Zob Ahan  0 – 1  Al-Shabab
Report Bin Sultan   57'

Group E edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification GAM TIA JEJ MEL
1   Gamba Osaka 6 3 1 2 13 7 +6 10[a] Advance to knockout stage 2–0 3–1 5–1
2   Tianjin Teda 6 3 1 2 8 6 +2 10[a] 2–1 3–0 1–1
3   Jeju United 6 2 1 3 6 10 −4 7 2–1 0–1 1–1
4   Melbourne Victory 6 1 3 2 7 11 −4 6 1–1 2–1 1–2
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tiebreakers: Gamba Osaka and Tianjin Teda are ranked by their head-to-head records: Gamba Osaka (3 pts, +1 GD), Tianjin Teda (3 pts, –1 GD).
Jeju United  0 – 1  Tianjin Teda
Report Yu Dabao   55'
Gamba Osaka  5 – 1  Melbourne Victory
Takei   4'
Adriano   7' (pen.)
Lee Keun-Ho   10'
Futagawa   62'
Kim Seung-Yong   90+1'
Report Muscat   21' (pen.)
Attendance: 12,949
Referee: Ali Al Badwawi (UAE)

Tianjin Teda  2 – 1  Gamba Osaka
Chen Tao   25'
Cao Yang   53' (pen.)
Report Lee Keun-Ho   31'

Jeju United  2 – 1  Gamba Osaka
Shin Young-Rok   53'
Bae Ki-Jong   64'
Report Nakazawa   23'
Attendance: 2,167
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)

Melbourne Victory  2 – 1  Tianjin Teda
Hernández   44'
Muscat   45+1' (pen.)
Report Chen Tao   37'
Attendance: 5,693
Gamba Osaka  3 – 1  Jeju United
Adriano   26', 48'
Takei   88'
Report Shin Young-Rok   67'

Melbourne Victory  1 – 1  Gamba Osaka
Leijer   12' Report Nakazawa   43'
Tianjin Teda  3 – 0  Jeju United
Olguín   8'
Wu Weian   21'
Cao Yang   72' (pen.)
Report

Gamba Osaka  2 – 0  Tianjin Teda
Endo   74'
Usami   90+4' (pen.)
Report

Group F edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification SEO NAG AIN HAN
1   FC Seoul 6 3 2 1 9 4 +5 11 Advance to knockout stage 0–2 3–0 3–0
2   Nagoya Grampus 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10 1–1 4–0 1–0
3   Al-Ain 6 2 1 3 4 9 −5 7 0–1 3–1 1–0
4   Hangzhou Greentown 6 1 2 3 3 6 −3 5 1–1 2–0 0–0
Al-Ain  0 – 1  FC Seoul
Report Damjanović   25'



Nagoya Grampus  4 – 0  Al-Ain
Kanazaki   27', 45+1'
Keita   61' (o.g.)
Fujimoto   77'
Report

FC Seoul  0 – 2  Nagoya Grampus
Report Kanazaki   26'
Nagai   81'
Attendance: 10,927
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)

FC Seoul  3 – 0  Al-Ain
Ko Yo-Han   16'
Damjanović   39', 72'
Report

Al-Ain  3 – 1  Nagoya Grampus
Al Merri   21'
Elias   39', 50' (pen.)
Report Fujimoto   49'
Notes

Group G edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification JEO CER SHL ARE
1   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 6 5 0 1 14 2 +12 15 Advance to knockout stage 1–0 1–0 6–0
2   Cerezo Osaka 6 4 0 2 11 4 +7 12 1–0 4–0 2–1
3   Shandong Luneng 6 2 1 3 9 8 +1 7 1–2 2–0 5–0
4   Arema 6 0 1 5 2 22 −20 1 0–4 0–4 1–1
Cerezo Osaka  2 – 1  Arema
Rodrigo Pimpão   14', 76' Report Alam Shah   50' (pen.)
Attendance: 10,856
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)

Arema  0 – 4  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Report Kim Ji-Woong   25'
Huang Bowen   77'
Luiz Henrique   82', 88'
Attendance: 30,000

Arema  1 – 1  Shandong Luneng
Fakhrudin   90+3' (pen.) Report Obina   8'
Attendance: 5,600
Cerezo Osaka  1 – 0  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Inui   53' Report
Attendance: 11,351

Shandong Luneng  5 – 0  Arema
Deng Zhuoxiang   25'
Obina   44'
Han Peng   71'
Mozhapa   81'
Wang Yongpo   90+2'
Report
Attendance: 10,059
Referee: Ali Al Badwawi (UAE)

Arema  0 – 4  Cerezo Osaka
Report Kiyotake   30'
Rodrigo Pimpão   43'
Inui   46', 60'

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors  6 – 0  Arema
Lovrek   1', 45+2', 60'
Kim Dong-Chan   9'
Jeong Shung-Hoon   27'
Kang Seung-Jo   77'
Report
Cerezo Osaka  4 – 0  Shandong Luneng
Rodrigo Pimpão   39'
Kiyotake   47'
Inui   73'
Kurata   81'
Report
Attendance: 9,035

Group H edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification SUW KSH SYD SHS
1   Suwon Samsung Bluewings 6 3 3 0 12 3 +9 12[a] Advance to knockout stage 1–1 3–1 4–0
2   Kashima Antlers 6 3 3 0 9 3 +6 12[a] 1–1 2–1 2–0
3   Sydney FC 6 1 2 3 6 11 −5 5 0–0 0–3 1–1
4   Shanghai Shenhua 6 0 2 4 3 13 −10 2 0–3 0–0 2–3
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tiebreakers: Suwon Samsung Bluewings and Kashima Antlers are also tied on their head-to-head records (2 pts, 0 GD, 2 GF), and so are ranked by their overall goal difference.

Suwon Samsung Bluewings  4 – 0  Shanghai Shenhua
Ha Tae-Gyun   2', 60', 76'
Oh Jang-Eun   42'
Report

Sydney FC  1 – 1  Shanghai Shenhua
Carle   12' Report Riascos   6'

Sydney FC  0 – 3  Kashima Antlers
Report Nozawa   41'
Gabriel   51'
Koroki   90+2'
Attendance: 7,320
Referee: Ali Al Badwawi (UAE)

Shanghai Shenhua  2 – 3  Sydney FC
Jiang Jiajun   8'
Jamieson   52' (o.g.)
Report Cazarine   45+1', 59'
Bridge   90+3'

Kashima Antlers  2 – 0  Shanghai Shenhua
Koroki   32', 80' Report

Kashima Antlers  2 – 1  Sydney FC
Osako   64'
Nozawa   84'
Report Jurman   26'
Shanghai Shenhua  0 – 3  Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Report Ha Tae-Gyun   13', 55'
Shin Se-Gye   89'
Attendance: 6,730
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)
Notes

References edit

  1. ^ Mouth-watering matches on the ACL agenda[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "AFC Champions League 2011 Draw Mechanism for Play-off Stage & Preliminary Stage (Group & Round of 16)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-14. Retrieved 2010-12-07.
  3. ^ "2011 AFC Champions League Official Match Schedule" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-14. Retrieved 2010-12-07.
  4. ^ a b "AFC Champions League 2011 Competitions Regulations" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-14. Retrieved 2010-12-07.
  5. ^ a b AFC President offers condolences
  6. ^ ACL update: Nagoya Grampus-Al Ain match to be played as scheduled
  7. ^ "Dates set for Sydney FC v Kashima Antlers". Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2011-03-28.

External links edit