2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League championship stage

The championship stage of the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League was played from March 10 to April 24, 2014. A total of eight teams competed in the championship stage.[1]

Qualified teamsEdit

The winners of each of the eight groups in the group stage qualified for the championship stage.

Group Winners
1   Árabe Unido
2   Sporting Kansas City
3   Cruz Azul
4   Alajuelense
5   San Jose Earthquakes
6   Toluca
7   Tijuana
8   LA Galaxy

SeedingEdit

The qualified teams were seeded 1–8 in the championship stage according to their results in the group stage.

Seed Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Toluca 4 4 0 0 15 4 +11 12
2   Cruz Azul 4 4 0 0 10 2 +8 12
3   Tijuana 4 3 1 0 10 2 +8 10
4   Árabe Unido 4 3 0 1 7 3 +4 9
5   Alajuelense 4 3 0 1 4 1 +3 9
6   LA Galaxy 4 3 0 1 6 4 +2 9
7   Sporting Kansas City 4 2 2 0 5 1 +4 8
8   San Jose Earthquakes 4 2 0 2 4 2 +2 6
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1. Points; 2. Goal difference; 3. Goals scored; 4. Away goals scored; 5. Wins; 6. Away wins; 7. Drawing of lots.[1]

FormatEdit

In the championship stage, the eight teams played a single-elimination tournament. Each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. The away goals rule was used if the aggregate score was level after normal time of the second leg, but not after extra time, and so a tie was decided by penalty shoot-out if the aggregate score was level after extra time of the second leg.[1]

BracketEdit

The bracket of the championship stage was determined by the seeding as follows:[1]

  • Quarterfinals: Seed 1 vs. Seed 8 (QF1), Seed 2 vs. Seed 7 (QF2), Seed 3 vs. Seed 6 (QF3), Seed 4 vs. Seed 5 (QF4), with seeds 1–4 hosting the second leg
  • Semifinals: Winner QF1 vs. Winner QF4 (SF1), Winner QF2 vs. Winner QF3 (SF2), with winners QF1 and QF2 hosting the second leg
  • Finals: Winner SF1 vs. Winner SF2, with winner SF1 hosting the second leg
  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
6   LA Galaxy 1 2 3  
3   Tijuana 0 4 4  
  3   Tijuana 1 0 1  
  2   Cruz Azul 0 2 2  
7   Sporting Kansas City 1 1 2
2   Cruz Azul 0 5 5  
  2   Cruz Azul (a) 0 1 1
  1   Toluca 0 1 1
5   Alajuelense 0 2 2  
4   Árabe Unido 0 0 0  
  5   Alajuelense 0 0 0
  1   Toluca 1 2 3  
8   San Jose Earthquakes 1 1 2 (4)
1   Toluca (p) 1 1 2 (5)  

QuarterfinalsEdit

The first legs were played on March 10–12, 2014, and the second legs were played on March 18–20, 2014.[2]

All times U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4)

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
San Jose Earthquakes   2–2 (4–5 p)   Toluca 1–1 1–1 (a.e.t.)
Sporting Kansas City   2–5   Cruz Azul 1–0 1–5
LA Galaxy   3–4   Tijuana 1–0 2–4
Alajuelense   2–0   Árabe Unido 0–0 2–0

First legEdit


San Jose Earthquakes  1–1  Toluca
Gordon   90+5' Report Nava   67'

Sporting Kansas City  1–0  Cruz Azul
Ellis   17' Report

LA Galaxy  1–0  Tijuana
Samuel   11' Report
Attendance: 15,159[5]

Second legEdit

Tijuana  4–2  LA Galaxy
Ayoví   2'9'
Benedetto   26'
Ruiz   82'
Report Keane   47'84'
Attendance: 19,333[6]

Tijuana won 4–3 on aggregate.


2–2 on aggregate. Toluca won 5–4 on penalties.


Cruz Azul  5–1  Sporting Kansas City
Pavone   2'23'55'
Formica   65'
Giménez   70'
Report Feilhaber   43'

Cruz Azul won 5–2 on aggregate.


Alajuelense won 2–0 on aggregate.

SemifinalsEdit

The first legs were played on April 1, 2014, and the second legs were played on April 8–9, 2014.[8]

All times U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4)

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Alajuelense   0–3   Toluca 0–1 0–2
Tijuana   1–2   Cruz Azul 1–0 0–2

First legEdit

Alajuelense  0–1  Toluca
Report Da Silva   71'

Tijuana  1–0  Cruz Azul
Pellerano   78' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 22,333

Second legEdit

Toluca  2–0  Alajuelense
Esquivel   35'
Salgueiro   62'
Report

Toluca won 3–0 on aggregate.


Cruz Azul  2–0  Tijuana
Güemez   3' (o.g.)
Domínguez   51'
Report
Attendance: 26,603

Cruz Azul won 2–1 on aggregate.

FinalsEdit

The first leg was played on April 15, 2014, and the second leg was played on April 23, 2014.

All times U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4)

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cruz Azul   1–1 (a)   Toluca 0–0 1–1

First legEdit

Cruz Azul  0–0  Toluca
Report
Attendance: 30,203

Second legEdit

Toluca  1–1  Cruz Azul
Benítez   63' Report Pavone   41'

1–1 on aggregate. Cruz Azul won on away goals.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "CONCACAF Champions League Regulations 2013/2014" (PDF). CONCACAF.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-08. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
  2. ^ "2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals Schedule Set". CONCACAF.com. January 6, 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-01-10. Retrieved 2014-01-06.
  3. ^ "Earthquakes draw Toluca 1-1 via 95th-minute equalizer". Soccer Wire. March 12, 2014.
  4. ^ "Recap: Sporting KC secures 1-0 victory over Cruz Azul in CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal". Sporting Kansas City. March 13, 2014.
  5. ^ "LA Galaxy grab early goal and hold on for a 1-0 win against Club Tijuana". LA Galaxy. March 13, 2014.
  6. ^ "LA Galaxy eliminated from CONCACAF Champions League by Club Tijuana". LA Galaxy. March 18, 2014.
  7. ^ "San Jose Earthquakes drop heartbreaker to Deportivo Toluca on PKs in CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals". SoccerWire.com. March 19, 2014.
  8. ^ "Schedule and Matchups Set for 2013–14 CCL Semifinals". CONCACAF.com. March 21, 2014. Archived from the original on March 24, 2014. Retrieved March 21, 2014.

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