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2016 AFC Champions League knockout stage

The 2016 AFC Champions League knockout stage was played from 17 May to 26 November 2016.[1] A total of 16 teams competed in the knockout stage to decide the champions of the 2016 AFC Champions League.[2]

Qualified teamsEdit

The winners and runners-up of each of the eight groups in the group stage qualified for the knockout stage. Both West Zone and East Zone had eight qualified teams.

Zone Group Winners Runners-up
West Zone
(Groups A–D)
A   Lokomotiv Tashkent   Al-Nasr
B   Zob Ahan   Lekhwiya
C   Tractor Sazi   Al-Hilal
D   El Jaish   Al-Ain
East Zone
(Groups E–H)
E   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors   FC Tokyo
F   FC Seoul   Shandong Luneng
G   Shanghai SIPG   Melbourne Victory
H   Sydney FC   Urawa Red Diamonds

FormatEdit

In the knockout stage, the 16 teams played a single-elimination tournament, with the teams split between the two zones until the final. Each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. 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 (Regulations Article 12.3).[2]

ScheduleEdit

The schedule of each round was as follows.[1]

Round First leg Second leg
Round of 16 17–18 May 2016 24–25 May 2016
Quarter-finals 23–24 August 2016 13–14 September 2016
Semi-finals 27–28 September 2016 18–19 October 2016
Final 19 November 2016 26 November 2016

BracketEdit

The bracket of the knockout stage was determined as follows:

  • Round of 16: (group winners host second legs)
  • Quarterfinals: (matchups and order of legs decided by draw)
  • Semifinals: (Winners QF1 and QF3 host first leg, Winners QF2 and QF4 host second leg)
  • Final: Winner SF1 vs. Winner SF2 (Winner SF2 host first leg, Winner SF1 host second leg)
  Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                             
  FC Tokyo 2 0 2  
  Shanghai SIPG (a) 1 1 2  
    Shanghai SIPG 0 0 0  
    Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 0 5 5  
  Melbourne Victory 1 1 2
  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1 2 3  
    Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 4 1 5  
    FC Seoul 1 2 3  
  Urawa Red Diamonds 1 2 (6)  
  FC Seoul (p) 0 3 (7)  
    FC Seoul 3 1 4
    Shandong Luneng 1 1 2  
  Shandong Luneng (a) 1 2 3
  Sydney FC 1 2 3  
    Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2 1 3
    Al-Ain 1 1 2
  Al-Ain 1 2 3  
  Zob Ahan 1 0 1  
    Al-Ain 0 1 1
    Lokomotiv Tashkent 0 0 0  
  Al-Hilal 0 1 1
  Lokomotiv Tashkent 0 2 2  
    Al-Ain 3 2 5
    El Jaish 1 2 3  
  Lekhwiya 0 4 4  
  El Jaish 4 2 6  
    El Jaish (1st leg awd.) 3 1 4
    Al-Nasr 0 0 0  
  Al-Nasr 4 1 5
  Tractor Sazi 1 3 4  

Round of 16Edit

In the round of 16, the winners of one group played the runners-up of another group from the same zone, with the group winners hosting the second leg.[3]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
West Zone
Al-Hilal   1–2   Lokomotiv Tashkent 0–0 1–2
Al-Nasr   5–4   Tractor Sazi 4–1 1–3
Al-Ain   3–1   Zob Ahan 1–1 2–0
Lekhwiya   4–6   El Jaish 0–4 4–2
East Zone
Melbourne Victory   2–3   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1–1 1–2
FC Tokyo   2–2 (a)   Shanghai SIPG 2–1 0–1
Urawa Red Diamonds   3–3 (6–7 p)   FC Seoul 1–0 2–3 (a.e.t.)
Shandong Luneng   3–3 (a)   Sydney FC 1–1 2–2

West ZoneEdit

Al-Hilal  0–0  Lokomotiv Tashkent
Report
Lokomotiv Tashkent  2–1  Al-Hilal
Tukhtakhodjaev   26'
Fayziev   56'
Report Al-Shalhoub   89' (pen.)
Attendance: 5,271

Lokomotiv Tashkent won 2–1 on aggregate.


Al-Nasr  4–1  Tractor Sazi
Al-Yassi   15'
Saleh   41'77'
Khamees   89'
Report Augusto   59'
Attendance: 6,700
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)
Tractor Sazi  3–1  Al-Nasr
Hatami   47'73'
Iranpourian   61'
Report Saleh   16'

Al-Nasr won 5–4 on aggregate.


Al-Ain  1–1  Zob Ahan
Douglas   9' Report Abbasi   75'
Zob Ahan  0–2  Al-Ain
Report Lee Myung-joo   12'
Asprilla   62'

Al-Ain won 3–1 on aggregate.


Lekhwiya  0–4  El Jaish
Report Romarinho   17'86'
Hamdallah   44'
Mothnani   54'
El Jaish  2–4  Lekhwiya
Rashidov   37'
Romarinho   70'
Report Kaluyituka   8'
Mohammad   48'52'
Nam Tae-hee   65' (pen.)
Attendance: 5,300
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)

El Jaish won 6–4 on aggregate.

East ZoneEdit

Melbourne Victory  1–1  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Berisha   5' Report Leonardo   14'
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors  2–1  Melbourne Victory
Leonardo   28'71' Report Berisha   84'

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors won 3–2 on aggregate.


FC Tokyo  2–1  Shanghai SIPG
Mizunuma   43'65' Report Wu Lei   55'
Shanghai SIPG  1–0  FC Tokyo
Wu Lei   90+1' Report

2–2 on aggregate. Shanghai SIPG won on away goals.


Urawa Red Diamonds  1–0  FC Seoul
Ugajin   14' Report

3–3 on aggregate. FC Seoul won 7–6 on penalties.


Shandong Luneng  1–1  Sydney FC
Tardelli   56' Report Carney   15'
Sydney FC  2–2  Shandong Luneng
O'Neill   2'
Grant   46'
Report Montillo   12'
Hao Junmin   90'

3–3 on aggregate. Shandong Luneng won on away goals.

Quarter-finalsEdit

In the quarter-finals, the four teams from the West Zone were drawn into two ties, and the four teams from the East Zone were drawn into the other two ties, with the order of legs also decided by the draw.[4]

The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 9 June 2016, 16:00 MYT (UTC+8), at the Petaling Jaya Hilton Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[5] There was no seeding or country protection, so teams from the same association could be drawn into the same tie.[4]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
West Zone
Al-Ain   1–0   Lokomotiv Tashkent 0–0 1–0
El Jaish   4–0   Al-Nasr 3–0 (awd.) 1–0
East Zone
Shanghai SIPG   0–5   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 0–0 0–5
FC Seoul   4–2   Shandong Luneng 3–1 1–1

West ZoneEdit

Al-Ain  0–0  Lokomotiv Tashkent
Report
Lokomotiv Tashkent  0–1  Al-Ain
Report Caio   38'

Al-Ain won 1–0 on aggregate.


El Jaish  3–0
Awarded
  Al-Nasr
Report Wanderley   45'86'
Pitroipa   55'

The El Jaish v Al-Nasr first leg, originally won 3–0 by Al-Nasr, was forfeited and awarded 3–0 to El Jaish by the AFC Disciplinary Committee on 12 September 2016, as Al-Nasr fielded the player Wanderley, who was found to be registered using a fake Indonesian passport.[6]

Al-Nasr  0–1  El Jaish
Report Romarinho   9'

El Jaish won 4–0 on aggregate.

East ZoneEdit

Shanghai SIPG  0–0  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Report
Attendance: 33,378
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors  5–0  Shanghai SIPG
Leonardo   52'83' (pen.)
Shi Ke   58' (o.g.)
Lee Dong-gook   84'89'
Report

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors won 5–0 on aggregate.


FC Seoul  3–1  Shandong Luneng
Damjanović   19'
Park Chu-young   31'
Adriano   69'
Report Montillo   35'
Shandong Luneng  1–1  FC Seoul
Montillo   59' Report Yun Ju-tae   82'

FC Seoul won 4–2 on aggregate.

Semi-finalsEdit

In the semi-finals, the two quarter-final winners from the West Zone play each other, and the two quarter-final winners from the East Zone play each other, with the order of legs determined by the quarter-final draw.[4]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
West Zone
Al-Ain   5–3   El Jaish 3–1 2–2
East Zone
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors   5–3   FC Seoul 4–1 1–2

West ZoneEdit

Al-Ain  3–1  El Jaish
Douglas   17'
O. Abdulrahman   22'
Caio   90+1'
Report Rashidov   52' (pen.)
El Jaish  2–2  Al-Ain
Romarinho   67'81' Report O. Abdulrahman   57'
M. Abdulrahman   90+3'

Al-Ain won 5–3 on aggregate.

East ZoneEdit

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors  4–1  FC Seoul
Leonardo   22' (pen.)40'
Lopes   26'
Kim Shin-wook   84'
Report Ju Se-jong   46'
FC Seoul  2–1  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Adriano   38'
Ko Kwang-min   90+2'
Report Lopes   59'
Attendance: 14,677

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors won 5–3 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

In the final, the two semi-final winners play each other, with the order of legs reversed from the previous season's final, with the team from the East Zone hosting the first leg, and the team from the West Zone hosting the second leg.[4]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors   3–2   Al-Ain 2–1 1–1
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors  2–1  Al-Ain
Leonardo   70'77' (pen.) Report Asprilla   63'
Attendance: 36,158
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)
Al-Ain  1–1  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Lee Myung-joo   34' Report Han Kyo-won   30'
Attendance: 23,239
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors won 3–2 on aggregate.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "AFC Calendar of Competitions 2016" (PDF). AFC.
  2. ^ a b "2016 AFC Champions League Competition Regulations" (PDF). AFC. 28 November 2015.
  3. ^ "ACL 2016 Draw Results" (PDF). AFC.
  4. ^ a b c d "AFC Champions League draw produces intriguing quarter-final ties". 9 June 2016.
  5. ^ "ACL 2016 quarter-finalists to learn opponents on Thursday". AFC. 8 June 2016.
  6. ^ "El Jaish (QAT) vs Nasr (UAE) match forfeited". AFC. 12 September 2016.

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