2016 CAF Champions League group stage

The 2016 CAF Champions League group stage was played from 18 June to 24 August 2016.[1] A total of eight teams competed in the group stage to decide the four places in the knockout stage of the 2016 CAF Champions League.[2]

2016 CAF Champions League group stage
Dates18 June – 24 August 2016
Tournament statistics
Matches played18
Goals scored40 (2.22 per match)
2015
2017

DrawEdit

The draw for the group stage was held on 24 May 2016, 14:30 EET (UTC+2), at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.[3][4] The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four.

The eight teams, all winners of the second round, were seeded by their performances in the CAF competitions for the previous five seasons (CAF 5-Year Ranking points shown in parentheses): two teams in Pot 1, two teams in Pot 2, two teams in Pot 3, and two teams in Pot 4. One team from each of the four pots were drawn into each group, with each team then assigned a random "position" in the group to determine the fixtures.[5]

Pot Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
Teams

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 semi-finals.

TiebreakersEdit

The teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers would be applied in the following order (Regulations III. 20 & 21):[2]

  1. Number of points obtained in games between the teams concerned;
  2. Goal difference in games between the teams concerned;
  3. Goals scored in games between the teams concerned;
  4. Away goals scored in games between the teams concerned;
  5. If, after applying criteria 1 to 4 to several teams, two teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 4 are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the two teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 6 to 9 apply;
  6. Goal difference in all games;
  7. Goals scored in all games;
  8. Away goals scored in all games;
  9. Drawing of lots.

ScheduleEdit

The schedule of each matchday was as follows.[1][6]

Matchday Dates Matches
Matchday 1 17–19 June 2016 Team 1 vs. Team 2, Team 3 vs. Team 4
Matchday 2 28–29 June 2016 Team 2 vs. Team 3, Team 4 vs. Team 1
Matchday 3 15–17 July 2016 Team 1 vs. Team 3, Team 2 vs. Team 4
Matchday 4 26–27 July 2016 Team 3 vs. Team 1, Team 4 vs. Team 2
Matchday 5 12–14 August 2016 Team 2 vs. Team 1, Team 4 vs. Team 3
Matchday 6 23–24 August 2016 Team 3 vs. Team 2, Team 1 vs. Team 4

GroupsEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification WAC ZES AHL MIM
1   Wydad AC 6 3 2 1 6 3 +3 11 Knockout stage 2–0 0–1 2–1
2   ZESCO United 6 2 3 1 10 9 +1 9 1–1 3–2 3–1
3   Al Ahly 6 1 3 2 6 7 −1 6 0–0 2–2 1–2
4   ASEC Mimosas 6 1 2 3 5 8 −3 5 0–1 1–1 0–0
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
ZESCO United  3–2  Al Ahly
Ching'andu   27'
Chama   49', 55'
Report Antwi   30', 68'
ASEC Mimosas  0–1  Wydad AC
Report Saidi   38'

Al Ahly  1–2  ASEC Mimosas
Hegazy   53' Report Zakri   29'
Niamke   80'

ZESCO United  3–1  ASEC Mimosas
Mwanza   32'
Ching'andu   36'
Mbombo   78'
Report Dao   76'
Al Ahly  0–0  Wydad AC
Report

ASEC Mimosas  1–1  ZESCO United
Koné   75' Report Mwanza   80'
Wydad AC  0–1  Al Ahly
Report Rabia   46'

Al Ahly  2–2  ZESCO United
Rabia   31'
Moteab   85'
Report Were   6', 35'
Wydad AC  2–1  ASEC Mimosas
Khadrouf   59'
Ondama   89'
Report Zakri   68'

ASEC Mimosas  0–0  Al Ahly
Report
ZESCO United  1–1  Wydad AC
Owino   16' Report Chikatara   55'

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MSD ZAM ENY ESS
1   Mamelodi Sundowns 4 3 0 1 6 5 +1 9 Knockout stage 1–0 2–1
2   Zamalek 4 2 0 2 3 3 0 6 1–2 1–0
3   Enyimba 4 1 0 3 4 5 −1 3 3–1 0–1
4   ES Sétif 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Disqualified[a] 0–2
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ The CAF announced on 23 June 2016 that ES Sétif were disqualified for a pitch invasion and other incidents at their home match against Mamelodi Sundowns on 18 June 2016.[7] The result of this match was annulled and not taken into consideration according to the regulations.
ES Sétif  Annulled
(originally 0–2)
  Mamelodi Sundowns
Report Mabunda   33'
Billiat   63'
Enyimba  0–1  Zamalek
Report Morsy   8'

Mamelodi Sundowns  2–1  Enyimba
Castro   42'
Arendse   78'
Report Ojo   59'
Zamalek  Cancelled  ES Sétif
Report

Enyimba  Cancelled  ES Sétif
Report
Zamalek  1–2  Mamelodi Sundowns
Ibrahim   36' Report Mabunda   17'
Billiat   66'

ES Sétif  Cancelled  Enyimba
Report

Zamalek  1–0  Enyimba
Morsy   63' (pen.) Report

ES Sétif  Cancelled  Zamalek
Report
Enyimba  3–1  Mamelodi Sundowns
Uche   24'
Udoh   45', 49' (pen.)
Report Tau   33'

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Orange CAF CL FINAL 2015: CAF Flash Magazine" (PDF). CAF.
  2. ^ a b "Regulations of the CAF Champions League" (PDF). Confédération Africaine de Football. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Accreditation for Interclubs Group Phase draw". CAF. 9 May 2016.
  4. ^ "CL draw results: Group phase". CAF. 24 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Draw for Orange CAF Champions League & Orange CAF Confederation Cup". YouTube. 24 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Fixtures of the Group Matches of the CL 2016" (PDF). CAF.
  7. ^ "Disqualification of ES Sétif". CAF. 23 June 2016.

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