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2014 AFC Champions League group stage

The group stage of the 2014 AFC Champions League was played from 25 February to 23 April 2014. A total of 32 teams competed in the group stage.[1]

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DrawEdit

The draw for the group stage was held on 10 December 2013, 16:00 UTC+8, at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[2] The 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four. Teams from the same association could not be drawn into the same group.

The following 32 teams (16 from West Asia Zone, 16 from East Asia Zone) were entered into the group stage draw, which included the 28 automatic qualifiers and the four qualifying play-off winners, whose identity was not known at the time of the draw:

Zone Teams
West Asia Zone
(Groups A–D)
East Asia Zone
(Groups E–H)

FormatEdit

In the group stage, each group was played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The winners and runners-up of each group advanced to the round of 16.

TiebreakersEdit

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[1]

  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. Penalty shoot-out 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 a single yellow card, 3 points for a red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for a direct red card, 4 points for a yellow card followed by a direct red card)
  8. Drawing of lots

GroupsEdit

The matchdays were 25–26 February, 11–12 March, 18–19 March, 1–2 April, 15–16 April, and 22–23 April 2014.[3]

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts   SHB   JAZ   EST   RAY
  Al-Shabab 6 5 0 1 12 8 +4 15 1–3 2–1 4–3
  Al-Jazira 6 3 1 2 12 10 +2 10 1–2 0–1 3–2
  Esteghlal 6 2 1 3 7 7 0 7 0–1 2–2 3–1
  Al-Rayyan 6 1 0 5 9 15 −6 3 0–2 2–3 1–0
Al-Jazira  3–2  Al-Rayyan
Caicedo   3'
Barrada   9'
Al Ghilani   73'
Report González   59'
Uche   90+2'
Esteghlal  0–1  Al-Shabab
Report Khalili   58'
Attendance: 23,300
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)

Al-Rayyan  1–0  Esteghlal
Uche   14' Report
Al-Shabab  1–3  Al-Jazira
Otaif   53' Report Mabkhout   7'
Qasem   12'
Jucilei   56'

Esteghlal  2–2  Al-Jazira
Ghazi   17'
Omranzadeh   65'
Report Barrada   6'56'
Al-Shabab  4–3  Al-Rayyan
Al-Marshedi   3'
Otaif   22'
Rafinha   48'56'
Report Uche   9'41'
Al-Korbi   18'

Al-Jazira  0–1  Esteghlal
Report Ghazi   69'
Al-Rayyan  0–2  Al-Shabab
Report Al-Mehyani   7'
Fallatah   90+2'

Al-Rayyan  2–3  Al-Jazira
Yakubu   48' (pen.)
Haroon   53'
Report Barrada   45'
Mabkhout   60'
Cho Yong-hyung   90' (o.g.)
Al-Shabab  2–1  Esteghlal
Menegazzo   82' (pen.)
Al-Dosari   90+5'
Report Borhani   47'

Esteghlal  3–1  Al-Rayyan
Kébé   54'73'
Ghazi   60'
Report Khalfan   81'
Al-Jazira  1–2  Al-Shabab
Ali   58' Report Al-Ruwaili   35'89'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts   FLD   BUN   JSH   FAT
  Foolad 6 4 2 0 11 3 +8 14 1–0 3–1 1–0
  Bunyodkor 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8[a] 1–1 1–2 3–2
  El Jaish 6 2 2 2 6 6 0 8[a] 0–0 1–2 2–0
  Al-Fateh 6 0 2 4 3 11 −8 2 1–5 0–0 0–0
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tiebreakers: Bunyodkor and El-Jaish are tied on head-to-head record and overall goal difference, and so are ranked on overall goals scored.
Al-Fateh  0–0  Bunyodkor
Report
El Jaish  0–0  Foolad
Report

Bunyodkor  1–2  El Jaish
Pardaev   90+3' Report Nilmar   34'69'
Foolad  1–0  Al-Fateh
Rahmani   68' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 37,391
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)

Bunyodkor  1–1  Foolad
Shodiev   90+2' Report Karami   74'

Foolad  1–0  Bunyodkor
Vali   77' Report
El Jaish  2–0  Al-Fateh
Nilmar   58' (pen.)
Fayez   89'
Report

Bunyodkor  3–2  Al-Fateh
Zoteev   43'
Shodiev   83'
Rakhmatullaev   85'
Report Fuakumputu   68'
Al-Hamdan   79'
Foolad  3–1  El Jaish
Rahmani   21'
Rezaei   45'
Chimba   90+3'
Report Nilmar   10'
Attendance: 38,452
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)

Al-Fateh  1–5  Foolad
Al-Nakhli   62' Report Chimba   10'36' (pen.)44' (pen.)
Rezaei   78'90+4' (pen.)
El Jaish  1–2  Bunyodkor
Muntari   52' Report Symonenko   13'
Rashidov   90+4'

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts   AIN   ITT   LEK   TRA
  Al-Ain 6 3 2 1 14 7 +7 11 1–1 2–1 3–1
  Al-Ittihad 6 3 1 2 8 6 +2 10 2–1 3–1 2–0
  Lekhwiya 6 2 1 3 5 10 −5 7 0–5 2–0 0–0
  Tractor Sazi 6 1 2 3 4 8 −4 5 2–2 1–0 0–1
Tractor Sazi  1–0  Al-Ittihad
Ansarifard   82' Report
Attendance: 35,420
Al-Ain  2–1  Lekhwiya
Diaky   13'
Gyan   65'
Report Weiss   40'

Lekhwiya  0–0  Tractor Sazi
Report
Al-Ittihad  2–1  Al-Ain
Fallatah   68'75' Report Gyan   38'

Lekhwiya  2–0  Al-Ittihad
Soria   22'
Nam Tae-hee   79' (pen.)
Report
Al-Ain  3–1  Tractor Sazi
Gyan   16'73'
M. Abdulrahman   37'
Report Fakhreddini   42'
Attendance: 7,103
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)

Tractor Sazi  2–2  Al-Ain
Daghighi   20'
Ahmadzadeh   61'
Report Gyan   54'
M. Abdulrahman   59'
Al-Ittihad  3–1  Lekhwiya
Fallatah   16'
Ab. Assiri   26'79'
Report Lami   21'

Lekhwiya  0–5  Al-Ain
Report Diaky   26'
Brosque   43'
M. Abdulrahman   57'
Gyan   70'90+2'
Al-Ittihad  2–0  Tractor Sazi
Ab. Assiri   18'
Fallatah   60'
Report

Al-Ain  1–1  Al-Ittihad
Sharahili   22' (o.g.) Report Al-Ghamdi   36' (pen.)
Tractor Sazi  0–1  Lekhwiya
Report Bougherra   73' (pen.)
Attendance: 1,960
Referee: Wang Di (China PR)

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts   HIL   SAD   AHL   SEP
  Al-Hilal 6 2 3 1 12 7 +5 9 5–0 2–2 1–0
  Al-Sadd 6 2 2 2 8 14 −6 8 2–2 2–1 3–1
  Al-Ahli 6 1 4 1 6 6 0 7 0–0 1–1 0–0
  Sepahan 6 2 1 3 9 8 +1 7 3–2 4–0 1–2
Tiebreakers
  • Al-Ahli and Sepahan are ranked on head-to-head record.
Al-Sadd  3–1  Sepahan
Ibrahim   18'
Belhadj   87'
Tabata   90+2'
Report Sharifi   78'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)
Al-Hilal  2–2  Al-Ahli
Al-Shamrani   60'74' Report Jiménez   53'
Grafite   58'

Sepahan  3–2  Al-Hilal
Bulku   18'
Sharifi   72'
Sukaj   90+1'
Report Castillo   28'
Neves   33'
Al-Ahli  1–1  Al-Sadd
Grafite   68' Report Belhadj   24'
Attendance: 5,749
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)

Sepahan  1–2  Al-Ahli
Van Dijk   74' Report Khalil   39'
Al Hammadi   90+5'
Al-Sadd  2–2  Al-Hilal
Al-Bloushi   26'
Belhadj   66'
Report Neves   45+1'56'

Al-Ahli  0–0  Sepahan
Report
Al-Hilal  5–0  Al-Sadd
Al-Qahtani   3' (pen.)
Al-Deayea   28'
Al-Shamrani   34'58'62'
Report

Sepahan  4–0  Al-Sadd
Sharifi   48'56'
Sukaj   63'
Majid   90+3' (o.g.)
Report
Al-Ahli  0–0  Al-Hilal
Report

Al-Sadd  2–1  Al-Ahli
Ibrahim   34'
Tabata   79'
Report Grafite   15'
Al-Hilal  1–0  Sepahan
Al-Shamrani   45+2' Report

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts   POH   CER   BUR   SHD
  Pohang Steelers 6 3 3 0 11 6 +5 12 1–1 0–0 2–2
  Cerezo Osaka 6 2 2 2 10 9 +1 8 0–2 4–0 1–3
  Buriram United 6 1 3 2 5 9 −4 6 1–2 2–2 1–0
  Shandong Luneng Taishan 6 1 2 3 9 11 −2 5 2–4 1–2 1–1
Pohang Steelers  1–1  Cerezo Osaka
Bae Chun-suk   61' Report Kakitani   11'
Attendance: 10,426

Cerezo Osaka  1–3  Shandong Luneng Taishan
Kakitani   84' Report Aloísio   5'
Vágner Love   26'56'
Attendance: 11,865
Buriram United  1–2  Pohang Steelers
Adisak   69' Report Kim Tae-su   19'
Kim Seung-dae   24'

Cerezo Osaka  4–0  Buriram United
Kakitani   4'
Minamino   34'82'
Forlán   90+3'
Report
Attendance: 11,259

Buriram United  2–2  Cerezo Osaka
Theeraton   10'
Suchao   41'
Report Yamashita   65'88'


Pohang Steelers  0–0  Buriram United
Report
Attendance: 3,714

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts   SEO   HIR   BEI   CCM
  FC Seoul 6 3 2 1 9 6 +3 11 2–2 2–1 2–0
  Sanfrecce Hiroshima 6 2 3 1 9 8 +1 9 2–1 1–1 1–0
  Beijing Guoan 6 1 3 2 7 8 −1 6 1–1 2–2 2–1
  Central Coast Mariners 6 2 0 4 4 7 −3 6 0–1 2–1 1–0
Tiebreakers
  • Beijing Guoan and Central Coast Mariners are tied on head-to-head record, and so are ranked by overall goal difference.
FC Seoul  2–0  Central Coast Mariners
Osmar   32' (pen.)
Yun Il-lok   56'
Report

Beijing Guoan  1–1  FC Seoul
Utaka   20' Report Go Yo-han   71'
Attendance: 33,813

Sanfrecce Hiroshima  2–1  FC Seoul
Takahagi   53'
Shiotani   79'
Report Rafael Costa   60'
Beijing Guoan  2–1  Central Coast Mariners
Shao Jiayi   45'
Utaka   63'
Report Fitzgerald   85' (pen.)

FC Seoul  2–2  Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Yun Il-lok   53'
Rafael Costa   90+4' (pen.)
Report Notsuda   20'
Hwang Seok-ho   70'

Beijing Guoan  2–2  Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Shao Jiayi   55'
Guerrón   60'
Report Ishihara   66'
Zhao Hejing   70' (o.g.)
Attendance: 36,738

FC Seoul  2–1  Beijing Guoan
Kang Seung-jo   43'
Yun Ju-tae   57'
Report Yu Yang   88'

Group GEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts   GUA   JEO   MEL   YFM
  Guangzhou Evergrande 6 3 1 2 10 8 +2 10 3–1 4–2 2–1
  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 6 2 2 2 8 7 +1 8 1–0 0–0 3–0
  Melbourne Victory 6 2 2 2 9 9 0 8 2–0 2–2 1–0
  Yokohama F. Marinos 6 2 1 3 7 10 −3 7 1–1 2–1 3–2
Tiebreakers
  • Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Melbourne Victory are tied on head-to-head record, and so are ranked by overall goal difference.
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors  3–0  Yokohama F. Marinos
Lee Seung-gi   61'69'
Leonardo   72' (pen.)
Report
Guangzhou Evergrande  4–2  Melbourne Victory
Huang Bowen   59'
Diamanti   65'85'
Elkeson   71'
Report Contreras   37'
Broxham   41'
Attendance: 39,841


Guangzhou Evergrande  3–1  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Gao Lin   17'21'
Liao Lisheng   61'
Report Lee Dong-gook   39'
Attendance: 39,987



Group HEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts   WSW   KAW   ULS   GUI
  Western Sydney Wanderers 6 4 0 2 11 5 +6 12 1–0 1–3 5–0
  Kawasaki Frontale 6 4 0 2 7 5 +2 12 2–1 3–1 1–0
  Ulsan Hyundai 6 2 1 3 8 10 −2 7 0–2 2–0 1–1
  Guizhou Renhe 6 1 1 4 4 10 −6 4 0–1 0–1 3–1
Tiebreakers
  • Western Sydney Wanderers and Kawasaki Frontale are tied on head-to-head record, and so are ranked by overall goal difference.


Ulsan Hyundai  1–1  Guizhou Renhe
Rafinha   58' (pen.) Report Yang Hao   87'



Western Sydney Wanderers  5–0  Guizhou Renhe
Cole   7'
Haliti   75'
Mooy   81' (pen.)
Ono   85'
Topor-Stanley   88'
Report
Attendance: 11,099

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "AFC Champions League 2014 Competition Regulations" (PDF). AFC.
  2. ^ "AFC Champions League 2014 Group Stage draw". AFC. 10 December 2013.
  3. ^ "AFC Calendar of Competitions 2014" (PDF). AFC.

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