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2013 CAF Champions League knockout stage

The knock-out stage of the 2013 CAF Champions League was played from 5 October to 10 November 2013. A total of four teams competed in the knock-out stage.[1]

Qualified teamsEdit

The winners and runners-up of each of the two groups in the group stage qualified for the knock-out stage.

Group Winners Runners-up
A   Al-Ahly   Orlando Pirates
B   Espérance de Tunis   Coton Sport


Knock-out ties were played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If the sides were level on aggregate after the second leg, the away goals rule was applied, and if still level, the tie proceeded directly to a penalty shoot-out (no extra time was played).[1]


The schedule of each round was as follows.[2]

Round First leg Second leg
Semi-finals 4–6 October 2013 18–20 October 2013
Final 1–3 November 2013 8–10 November 2013


In the semi-finals, the group A winners played the group B runners-up, and the group B winners played the group A runners-up, with the group winners hosting the second leg.[1]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Coton Sport   2–2 (6–7 p)   Al-Ahly 1–1 1–1
Orlando Pirates   1–1 (a)   Espérance de Tunis 0–0 1–1

Coton Sport  1–1  Al-Ahly
Mbongo   33' Report Aboutrika   45+3'
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)

Note: The first leg was originally played on 5 October 2013, 15:00 UTC+1, but was abandoned with the score 0–0 in the 65th minute due to a waterlogged pitch. The match was replayed the next day in its entirety according to the competition regulations.[3]

2–2 on aggregate. Al-Ahly won the penalty shoot-out and advanced to the final.

1–1 on aggregate. Orlando Pirates won on the away goals rule and advanced to the final.


In the final, the order of legs was decided by a draw.[4] The draw was held on 14 May 2013, 14:00 UTC+2, at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Orlando Pirates   1–3   Al-Ahly 1–1 0–2

Al-Ahly won 3–1 on aggregate.


  1. ^ a b c "Regulations of the CAF Champions League" (PDF). Confédération Africaine de Football. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  2. ^ "17th Edition of the Orange CAF Champions League 2013 – Official Draw, Cairo 14.05.2013" (PDF). Confederation of African Football. 14 May 2013.
  3. ^ "CotonSport against Al Ahly to be replayed tomorrow (Sunday 6 October)". Confederation of African Football. 5 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Procedures of the draw of the group matches, semi-finals and finals of the 17th Edition of Orange CAF Champions League, "CL 2013"" (PDF). Confederation of African Football. 14 May 2013.

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