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2012 AFC Champions League knockout stage

Free kick for Al-Ittihad (2004 & 2005 AFC winner) against Persepolis. That match ended 3-0.

The 2012 AFC Champions League knockout stage was contested by a total of 16 teams (8 from West Asia Zone and 8 from East Asia Zone). They included the 8 group winners and the 8 group runners-up from the group stage.

Each round of this single-elimination tournament was played over one or two matches. In the round of 16, each tie was played in one match, hosted by the winners of each group against the runners-up of another group. In the quarter-finals and semi-finals, each tie was played over two legs on a home-and-away basis. The final was hosted by one of the finalists, decided by draw. The away goals rule (for two-legged ties), extra time (away goals do not apply in extra time) and penalty shootout would be used to decide the winner if necessary.[1]

The matchups for the round of 16 were decided based on the results from the group stage.[2] After the completion of the round of 16, the draw for the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final was held at the AFC house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 14 June 2012, 16:00 UTC+08:00.[3] In this draw, the "country protection" rule was applied: if there are exactly two clubs from the same country, they may not face each other in the quarter-finals; however, if there are more than two clubs from the same country, they may face each other in the quarter-finals.

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Qualified teamsEdit

BracketEdit

While the bracket below shows the entire knockout stage, the draw for the round of 16 matches was determined at the time of the group draw, and kept teams from West Asia Zone and East Asia Zone completely separate for that round.

The draw for the quarter-finals and beyond was held separately, after the conclusion of the round of 16.

  Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                     
  Adelaide United 1  
  Nagoya Grampus 0  
    Adelaide United 2 2 4  
    Bunyodkor (aet) 2 3 5  
  Seongnam Ilhwa 0
  Bunyodkor 1  
    Bunyodkor 1 0 1  
    Ulsan Hyundai 3 2 5  
  Ulsan Hyundai 3  
  Kashiwa Reysol 2  
    Ulsan Hyundai 1 4 5
    Al-Hilal 0 0 0  
  Al-Hilal 7
  Baniyas 1  
    Ulsan Hyundai 3
    Al-Ahli 0
  Al-Ittihad 3  
  Persepolis 0  
    Al-Ittihad 4 1 5
    Guangzhou Evergrande 2 2 4  
  Guangzhou Evergrande 1
  FC Tokyo 0  
    Al-Ittihad 1 0 1
    Al-Ahli 0 2 2  
  Sepahan 2  
  Esteghlal 0  
    Sepahan 0 1 1
    Al-Ahli 0 4 4  
  Al-Jazira 3 (2)
  Al-Ahli (aet; p) 3 (4)  

Round of 16Edit

The matches were played 22 and 23 May (West Asia Zone) and 29 and 30 May 2012 (East Asia Zone).[4][5]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
West Asia
Al-Jazira   3–3 (aet)
(2–4 p)
  Al-Ahli
Sepahan   2–0   Esteghlal
Al-Ittihad   3–0   Persepolis
Al-Hilal   7–1   Baniyas
East Asia
Adelaide United   1–0   Nagoya Grampus
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma   0–1   Bunyodkor
Ulsan Hyundai   3–2   Kashiwa Reysol
Guangzhou Evergrande   1–0   FC Tokyo

MatchesEdit

Al-Jazira  3–3 (a.e.t.)  Al-Ahli
Oliveira   33'114'
Delgado   62'
Report[permanent dead link] Camacho   22'
Al Hosni   75'
Simões   118'
Penalties
Oliveira  
Berghush  
Ismaeel  
Neill  
2–4   Camacho
  Mayof
  Al-Fahmi
  Palomino
  Simões



Al-Hilal  7–1  Baniyas
Yoo Byung-Soo   23'38'53'61'
Wilhelmsson   26'59'
Al-Dawsari   86'
Report[permanent dead link] Yeste   57' (pen.)



Ulsan Hyundai  3–2  Kashiwa Reysol
Kim Shin-Wook   54'
Kondo   71' (o.g.)
Lee Keun-Ho   88'
Report Leandro Domingues   66'
Tanaka   90+2'

Quarter-finalsEdit

The first legs were played 19 September 2012, and the second legs were played 2 and 3 October 2012.[4]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Ittihad   5–4   Guangzhou Evergrande 4–2 1–2
Sepahan   1–4   Al-Ahli 0–0 1–4
Adelaide United   4–5   Bunyodkor 2–2 2–3 (a.e.t.)
Ulsan Hyundai   5–0   Al-Hilal 1–0 4–0

First legsEdit

Adelaide United  2–2  Bunyodkor
Ramsay   7'
Kostopoulos   16'
Report Hasanov   44'
Salomov   75'
Attendance: 10,366


Sepahan  0–0  Al-Ahli
Report

Al-Ittihad  4–2  Guangzhou Evergrande
Diego Souza   28'
Noor   49' (pen.)
Hazazi   61'88'
Report[permanent dead link] Gao Lin   27'
Huang Bowen   39'

Second legsEdit

Al-Ittihad won 5–4 on aggregate.


Al-Ahli  4–1  Sepahan
Simões   30' (pen.)
Al Hosni   35'45+1'
Jaizawi   70'
Report Talebi   37'

Al-Ahli won 4–1 on aggregate.


Bunyodkor  3–2 (a.e.t.)  Adelaide United
Turaev   20'
Shorakhmedov   72'
Rakhmatullaev   114'
Report Ramsay   4'
Neumann   63'
Attendance: 7,212

Bunyodkor won 5–4 on aggregate.


Al-Hilal  0–4  Ulsan Hyundai
Report[permanent dead link] Rafinha   24'27'
Kim Shin-Wook   54'
Lee Keun-Ho   65'

Ulsan Hyundai won 5–0 on aggregate.

Semi-finalsEdit

The first legs were played 22 and 24 October 2012, and the second legs were played 31 October 2012.[4]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Ittihad   1–2   Al-Ahli 1–0 0–2
Bunyodkor   1–5   Ulsan Hyundai 1–3 0–2

First legsEdit


Bunyodkor  1–3  Ulsan Hyundai
Ibrokhimov   5' Report Rafinha   31'
Kim Shin-Wook   53'
Lee Keun-Ho   72'
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Ali Al Badwawi (UAE)

Second legsEdit

Ulsan Hyundai won 5–1 on aggregate.


Al-Ahli  2–0  Al-Ittihad
Al-Musa   44'
Simões   84'
Report

Al-Ahli won 2–1 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

The final of the 2012 AFC Champions League was hosted by one of the finalists, decided by a draw.[1] According to the draw on 14 June 2012, the winner of semi-final 2 would host the final.[6] Therefore, Ulsan Hyundai was the home team.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "AFC Champions League 2012 Competitions Regulations". AFC. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-07-23.
  2. ^ "Mouth-watering ties await in R16". AFC. 2012-05-17. Archived from the original on 2012-12-09.
  3. ^ "First-timers face experienced campaigners". AFC. 2012-06-14.
  4. ^ a b c "AFC Calendar of Competitions 2012" (PDF). AFC.
  5. ^ "ACL Round of 16 matches rescheduled". AFC. 2012-04-08.
  6. ^ "SF2 winners to host ACL Final". AFC. 2012-06-14. Archived from the original on 2012-12-17.

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