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The 2016 AFC Champions League Final was the final of the 2016 AFC Champions League, the 35th edition of the top-level Asian club football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and the 14th under the current AFC Champions League title.

2016 AFC Champions League Final
Event2016 AFC Champions League
on aggregate
First leg
Date19 November 2016
VenueJeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju
AFC Man of the MatchLeonardo (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors)
RefereeAhmed Al-Kaf (Oman)
Attendance36,158
WeatherOvercast with fog
14 °C (57 °F)
Second leg
Date26 November 2016
VenueHazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain
AFC Man of the MatchChoi Chul-soon (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors)
RefereeRyuji Sato (Japan)
Attendance23,239
WeatherMild
24 °C (75 °F)
2015
2017

The final was contested in two-legged home-and-away format between South Korean team Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and United Arab Emirates team Al-Ain. The first leg was hosted by Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium in Jeonju on 19 November 2016, while the second leg was hosted by Al-Ain at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain on 26 November 2016.[1] Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors won the final 3–2 at overall and clinched their second title.

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Previous finals appearances (bold indicates winners)
  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2006, 2011
  Al-Ain 2003, 2005

BackgroundEdit

Road to the finalEdit

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Round   Al-Ain
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
  FC Tokyo 2–1 (H) Matchday 1   El Jaish 1–2 (H)
  Jiangsu Suning 2–3 (A) Matchday 2   El Jaish 1–2 (A)
  Becamex Bình Dương 2–0 (H) Matchday 3   Al-Ahli 1–0 (H)
  Becamex Bình Dương 2–3 (A) Matchday 4   Al-Ahli 2–1 (A)
  FC Tokyo 3–0 (A) Matchday 5   Nasaf Qarshi 1–1 (A)
  Jiangsu Suning 2–2 (H) Matchday 6   Nasaf Qarshi 2–0 (H)
Group E winners
Pos Team Pld Pts
1   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 6 10
2   FC Tokyo 6 10
3   Jiangsu Suning 6 9
4   Becamex Binh Duong 6 4
Source: AFC
Final standings Group D runners-up
Pos Team Pld Pts
1   El Jaish 6 10
2   Al-Ain 6 10
3   Al-Ahli 6 9
4   Nasaf Qarshi 6 5
Source: AFC
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knockout stage Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
  Melbourne Victory 3–2 1–1 (A) 2–1 (H) Round of 16   Zob Ahan 3–1 1–1 (H) 2–0 (A)
  Shanghai SIPG 5–0 0–0 (A) 5–0 (H) Quarter-finals   Lokomotiv Tashkent 1–0 0–0 (H) 1–0 (A)
  FC Seoul 5–3 4–1 (H) 1–2 (A) Semi-finals   El Jaish 5–3 3–1 (H) 2–2 (A)

RulesEdit

The final was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis, with the order of legs decided by draw. The away goals rule, extra time (away goals do not apply in extra time) and penalty shoot-out were used to decide the winner if necessary.[2]

Match detailsEdit

First legEdit

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors  2–1  Al-Ain
Leonardo   70'77' (pen.) Report Asprilla   63'
Attendance: 36,158
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Al-Ain
GK 1   Kwon Sun-tae (c)
RB 27   Kim Chang-soo
CB 15   Lim Jong-eun
CB 3   Kim Hyung-il   42'
LB 19   Park Won-jae
DM 25   Choi Chul-soon
RM 11   Ricardo Lopes
CM 13   Kim Bo-kyung   64'
CM 17   Lee Jae-sung
LM 10   Leonardo
CF 99   Kim Shin-wook   81'
Substitutes:
GK 21   Hong Jeong-nam
DF 30   Kim Young-chan
MF 7   Han Kyo-won
MF 34   Jang Yun-ho
FW 9   Lee Jong-ho
FW 20   Lee Dong-gook   64'
FW 81   Edu   81'
Manager:
  Choi Kang-hee
GK 17   Khalid Eisa
RB 5   Ismail Ahmed
CB 19   Mohanad Salem   76'
CB 21   Fawzi Fayez
LB 50   Mohammed Fayez
CM 7   Caio
CM 10   Omar Abdulrahman (c)
RW 13   Ahmed Barman
AM 16   Mohamed Abdulrahman   77'
LW 29   Lee Myung-joo
CF 70   Danilo Asprilla   69'   90+3'
Substitutes:
GK 22   Mahmoud Almas
DF 4   Saeed Mosabah
DF 37   Rashed Muhayer
DF 44   Salem Juma
MF 18   Ibrahim Diaky   90+3'
FW 9   Dyanfres Douglas   77'
FW 11   Saeed Al-Kathiri
Manager:
  Zlatko Dalić

AFC Man of the Match:
  Leonardo (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors)

Assistant referees:
Rashid Hamed Ali Al Ghaithi (Oman)
Abdullah Ali Abdullah Al Jardani (Oman)
Fourth official:
Jameel Juma Abdulhusain Mohamed (Bahrain)

Second legEdit

Al-Ain  1–1  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Lee Myung-joo   34' Report Han Kyo-won   30'
Attendance: 23,239
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Al-Ain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
GK 17   Khalid Eisa
RB 5   Ismail Ahmed
CB 19   Mohanad Salem   60'   86'
CB 21   Fawzi Fayez
LB 50   Mohammed Fayez   71'
CM 7   Caio
CM 10   Omar Abdulrahman (c)   90'
RW 13   Ahmed Barman
LW 29   Lee Myung-joo
CF 70   Danilo Asprilla
CF 9   Dyanfres Douglas   78'
Substitutes:
GK 22   Mahmoud Almas
DF 4   Saeed Mosabah   86'
DF 44   Salem Juma
MF 16   Mohamed Abdulrahman   71'
MF 18   Ibrahim Diaky   78'
MF 25   Amer Abdulrahman
FW 11   Saeed Al-Kathiri
Manager:
  Zlatko Dalić
GK 1   Kwon Sun-tae (c)   90+5'
RB 27   Kim Chang-soo
CB 3   Kim Hyung-il
CB 16   Cho Sung-hwan   90+3'
LB 19   Park Won-jae   65'
DM 25   Choi Chul-soon
RM 11   Ricardo Lopes   5'
CM 13   Kim Bo-kyung   90'
CM 17   Lee Jae-sung
LM 10   Leonardo
CF 20   Lee Dong-gook   58'
Substitutes:
GK 21   Hong Jeong-nam
DF 15   Lim Jong-eun
MF 7   Han Kyo-won   59'   5'
MF 34   Jang Yun-ho
FW 9   Lee Jong-ho
FW 81   Edu   90'
FW 99   Kim Shin-wook   67'   58'
Manager:
  Choi Kang-hee

AFC Man of the Match:
  Choi Chul-soon (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors)

Assistant referees:
Toru Sagara (Japan)
Hiroshi Yamauchi (Japan)
Fourth official:
Jumpei Iida (Japan)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jeonbuk book date with Al Ain in AFC Champions League Final". AFC. 19 October 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  2. ^ "2016 AFC Champions League Competition Regulations" (PDF). AFC. 28 November 2015.

External linksEdit