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2016 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off

The 2016 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off was played from 27 January to 9 February 2016.[1] A total of 21 teams competed in the qualifying play-off to decide eight of the 32 places in the group stage of the 2016 AFC Champions League.[2]

TeamsEdit

The following 21 teams (8 from West Zone, 13 from East Zone) entered the qualifying play-off, which consisted of three rounds (preliminary round 1, preliminary round 2, play-off round):[3]

  • Two teams (both from East Zone) entered in the preliminary round 1.
  • Seven teams (all from East Zone) entered in the preliminary round 2.
  • Twelve teams (8 from West Zone, 4 from East Zone) entered in the play-off round.
Zone Teams entering in play-off round Teams entering in preliminary round 2 Teams entering in preliminary round 1
West Zone
East Zone

FormatEdit

In the qualifying play-off, each tie was played as a single match. Extra time and penalty shoot-out were used to decide the winner if necessary (Regulations Article 10.2). The eight winners of the play-off round advanced to the group stage to join the 24 direct entrants. All losers in each round which were from associations with only play-off slots entered the AFC Cup group stage.[2]

ScheduleEdit

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

Round Match date
Preliminary round 1 27 January 2016
Preliminary round 2 2 February 2016
Play-off round 9 February 2016

BracketEdit

The bracket of the qualifying play-off was determined by the AFC based on the association ranking of each team, with the team from the higher-ranked association hosting each match. Teams from the same association could not be placed in the same play-off.[4][5]

Play-off West 1Edit

Al-Ittihad advanced to Group A.

Preliminary round 1 Preliminary round 2 Play-off round
     
             
             
            Al-Ittihad 2
            Al-Wehdat 1
       
           
     

Play-off West 2Edit

El Jaish advanced to Group D.

Preliminary round 1 Preliminary round 2 Play-off round
     
             
             
            Naft Tehran 0
            El Jaish 2
       
           
     

Play-off West 3Edit

Bunyodkor advanced to Group B.

Preliminary round 1 Preliminary round 2 Play-off round
     
             
             
            Bunyodkor 2
            Al-Shabab 0
           
               
     

Play-off West 4Edit

Al-Jazira advanced to Group C.

Preliminary round 1 Preliminary round 2 Play-off round
     
             
             
            Al-Jazira (p) (5)
            Al-Sadd (4)
       
           
     

Play-off East 1Edit

Pohang Steelers advanced to Group H.

Preliminary round 1 Preliminary round 2 Play-off round
     
             
             
            Pohang Steelers 3
            Hà Nội T&T 0
          Hà Nội T&T 1
          Kitchee 0    
     

Play-off East 2Edit

FC Tokyo advanced to Group E.

Preliminary round 1 Preliminary round 2 Play-off round
     
             
             
            FC Tokyo 9
            Chonburi 0
          Chonburi (a.e.t.) 3
          Yangon United 2    
     

Play-off East 3Edit

Shandong Luneng advanced to Group F.

Preliminary round 1 Preliminary round 2 Play-off round
     
             
             
            Adelaide United 1
            Shandong Luneng 2
          Shandong Luneng 6
  Mohun Bagan 3       Mohun Bagan 0    
  Tampines Rovers 1  

Play-off East 4Edit

Shanghai SIPG advanced to Group G.

Preliminary round 1 Preliminary round 2 Play-off round
     
             
             
            Shanghai SIPG 3
            Muangthong United 0
          Muangthong United (p) (3)
          Johor Darul Ta'zim (0)    
     

Preliminary round 1Edit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
East Zone
Mohun Bagan   3–1   Tampines Rovers
Mohun Bagan  3–1  Tampines Rovers
Lalpekhlua   6'
Glen   42'
Yusa   84'
Report Hanapi   44'
Attendance: 12,640

Preliminary round 2Edit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
East Zone
Hà Nội T&T   1–0   Kitchee
Chonburi   3–2 (a.e.t.)   Yangon United
Shandong Luneng   6–0   Mohun Bagan
Muangthong United   0–0 (a.e.t.)
(3–0 p)
  Johor Darul Ta'zim
Shandong Luneng  6–0  Mohun Bagan
Montillo   24'
Tardelli   40'
Yang Xu   55'69'
Zheng Zheng   76'
Wang Yongpo   88'
Report

Hà Nội T&T  1–0  Kitchee
Marronkle   61' Report
Attendance: 1,500

Chonburi  3–2 (a.e.t.)  Yangon United
Anderson   63'
Suttinan   81'
Kroekrit   105+1'
Report Fernandes   19'
Kyaw Ko Ko   79'
Attendance: 3,886

Muangthong United  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Johor Darul Ta'zim
Report
Penalties
Cleiton Silva  
Peerapat  
Sarach  
3–0   Díaz
  António
  Harun
Attendance: 11,446

Play-off roundEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
West Zone
Al-Ittihad   2–1   Al-Wehdat
Naft Tehran   0–2   El Jaish
Bunyodkor   2–0   Al-Shabab
Al-Jazira   2–2 (a.e.t.)
(5–4 p)
  Al-Sadd
East Zone
Pohang Steelers   3–0   Hà Nội T&T
FC Tokyo   9–0   Chonburi
Adelaide United   1–2   Shandong Luneng
Shanghai SIPG   3–0   Muangthong United

West ZoneEdit

Bunyodkor  2–0  Al-Shabab
Shomurodov   2'35' Report

Naft Tehran  0–2  El Jaish
Report Hamdallah   63'
Romarinho   90+4'

Al-Jazira  2–2 (a.e.t.)  Al-Sadd
Jones   45'
Mabkhout   65'
Report Sanhaji   22'88'
Penalties
Mabkhout  
Juma  
Rashid  
Al-Shamsi  
Neves  
Park Jong-woo  
Mousa  
5–4   Xavi
  Al-Haidos
  Pedro Miguel
  Pouraliganji
  Belhadj
  Hassan
  Sanhaji

Al-Ittihad  2–1  Al-Wehdat
Rivas   17'
Fallatah   45' (pen.)
Report Elhadji Malick   11'

East ZoneEdit

Pohang Steelers  3–0  Hà Nội T&T
Shim Dong-woon   35'62'84' Report
Attendance: 2,877

Adelaide United  1–2  Shandong Luneng
Cirio   90' Report Yang Xu   17'
Tardelli   39'
Attendance: 8,487
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)

FC Tokyo  9–0  Chonburi
Careca   6' (o.g.)
Abe   9'
Higashi   34'
Maeda   54'
Yonemoto   55'
Mizunuma   61'
Kawano   73'90+2' (pen.)
Chonlatit   84' (o.g.)
Report
Attendance: 10,801

Shanghai SIPG  3–0  Muangthong United
Wu Lei   45'88'
Conca   83'
Report
Attendance: 25,136

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. ^ "Champions Guangzhou Evergrande to learn ACL 2016 opponents". AFC. 4 December 2015.
  4. ^ "AFC Champions League 2016 Group Stage Draw". AFC. 10 December 2015.
  5. ^ "ACL 2016 Draw Results" (PDF). AFC.

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