2018 CAF Confederation Cup group stage

The 2018 CAF Confederation Cup group stage was played from 6 May to 29 August 2018.[1] A total of 16 teams competed in the group stage to decide the eight places in the knockout stage of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup.[2]

2018 CAF Confederation Cup group stage
Dates6 May – 29 August 2018
Tournament statistics
Matches played48
Goals scored106 (2.21 per match)
2017

DrawEdit

The draw for the group stage was held on 21 April 2018, 14:00 EET (UTC+2), at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.[3][4] The 16 teams, all winners of the play-off round of qualifying, were drawn into four groups of four. The teams were seeded by their performances in the CAF competitions for the previous five seasons (CAF 5-Year Ranking points shown in parentheses).[5] Each group contained one team from Pot 1 and three teams from Pot 2, and each team was drawn into one of the positions in their group.[6]

Pot Pot 1 Pot 2
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 quarter-finals of the knockout stage.

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 were applied in the following order (Regulations III. 20 & 21):[2]

  1. Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  2. Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  3. Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  4. Away goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  5. If more than two teams are tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams are still tied, all head-to-head criteria above are reapplied exclusively to this subset of teams;
  6. Goal difference in all group matches;
  7. Goals scored in all group matches;
  8. Away goals scored in all group matches;
  9. Drawing of lots.

ScheduleEdit

The schedule of each matchday was as follows (matches scheduled in midweek in italics).[1][7] Effective from the Confederation Cup group stage, weekend matches were played on Sundays while midweek matches were played on Wednesdays, with some exceptions. Kick-off times were also fixed at 13:00, 16:00 and 19:00 GMT.[8]

Matchday Dates Matches
Matchday 1 6 May 2018 Team 1 vs. Team 4, Team 2 vs. Team 3
Matchday 2 16 May 2018 Team 3 vs. Team 1, Team 4 vs. Team 2
Matchday 3 18 July 2018 Team 4 vs. Team 3, Team 1 vs. Team 2
Matchday 4 29 July 2018 Team 3 vs. Team 4, Team 2 vs. Team 1
Matchday 5 19 August 2018 Team 4 vs. Team 1, Team 3 vs. Team 2
Matchday 6 29 August 2018 Team 1 vs. Team 3, Team 2 vs. Team 4

GroupsEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification RCA VIT ASE ADU
1   Raja Casablanca 6 3 2 1 14 5 +9 11 Quarter-finals 0–0 4–0 6–0
2   AS Vita Club 6 3 1 2 8 5 +3 10 2–0 3–1 2–0
3   ASEC Mimosas 6 3 0 3 6 8 −2 9 0–1 2–0 1–0
4   Aduana Stars 6 1 1 4 5 15 −10 4 3–3 2–1 0–2
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
ASEC Mimosas  1–0  Aduana Stars
  • Touré   39'
Report
Raja Casablanca  0–0  AS Vita Club
Report

AS Vita Club  3–1  ASEC Mimosas
Report
Aduana Stars  3–3  Raja Casablanca
Report

Aduana Stars  2–1  AS Vita Club
Report
ASEC Mimosas  0–1  Raja Casablanca
Report

AS Vita Club  2–0  Aduana Stars
Report
Raja Casablanca  4–0  ASEC Mimosas
Report

Aduana Stars  0–2  ASEC Mimosas
Report
AS Vita Club  2–0  Raja Casablanca
Report

ASEC Mimosas  2–0  AS Vita Club
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Raja Casablanca  6–0  Aduana Stars
Report

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification RSB MAS SON HIL
1   RS Berkane 6 4 1 1 7 2 +5 13 Quarter-finals 0–0 2–1 1–0
2   Al-Masry 6 3 3 0 7 2 +5 12 1–0 2–0 2–0
3   UD Songo 6 0 3 3 5 10 −5 3[a] 0–2 1–1 1–1
4   Al-Hilal 6 0 3 3 4 9 −5 3[a] 0–2 1–1 2–2
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head results: Al-Hilal 2–2 UD Songo, UD Songo 1–1 Al-Hilal (UD Songo won on away goals).
Al-Masry  2–0  UD Songo
Report

UD Songo  0–2  RS Berkane
Report
Al-Hilal  1–1  Al-Masry
Report

Al-Hilal  2–2  UD Songo
Report

UD Songo  1–1  Al-Hilal
Report
Al-Masry  1–0  RS Berkane
Report

UD Songo  1–1  Al-Masry
Report
Al-Hilal  0–2  RS Berkane
Report

RS Berkane  2–1  UD Songo
Report
Al-Masry  2–0  Al-Hilal
Report

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ENY CAR WAC DJO
1   Enyimba 6 4 0 2 5 5 0 12 Quarter-finals 1–0 1–0 2–0
2   CARA Brazzaville 6 3 0 3 7 5 +2 9 3–0 3–1 1–0
3   Williamsville AC 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 8 2–0 1–0 0–0
4   Djoliba 6 1 2 3 3 5 −2 5 0–1 2–0 1–1
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Enyimba  2–0  Djoliba
Report

Djoliba  1–1  Williamsville AC
Report

Djoliba  2–0  CARA Brazzaville
Report

Williamsville AC  2–0  Enyimba
Report

Djoliba  0–1  Enyimba
Report

Enyimba  1–0  CARA Brazzaville
Report

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification USM RAY GOR YAN
1   USM Alger 6 3 2 1 10 5 +5 11 Quarter-finals 1–1 2–1 4–0
2   Rayon Sports 6 2 3 1 6 5 +1 9 1–2 1–1 1–0
3   Gor Mahia 6 2 2 2 10 7 +3 8 0–0 1–2 4–0
4   Young Africans 6 1 1 4 4 13 −9 4 2–1 0–0 2–3
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Rayon Sports  1–1  Gor Mahia
Report
USM Alger  4–0  Young Africans
Report


Gor Mahia  4–0  Young Africans
Report
Rayon Sports  1–2  USM Alger
Report

Young Africans  2–3  Gor Mahia
Report

Gor Mahia  1–2  Rayon Sports
Report
Young Africans  2–1  USM Alger
Report

Rayon Sports  1–0  Young Africans
Report
USM Alger  2–1  Gor Mahia
Report

NotesEdit

  1. ^ USM Alger played their home match against Rayon Sports at Mustapha Tchaker Stadium, Blida, instead of their regular stadium July 5, 1962 Stadium, Algiers, as it was used for athletics at the 2018 African Youth Games.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "DATES FOR CAF INTERCLUBS COMPETITIONS 2018" (PDF). CAF.
  2. ^ a b "CAF Confederation Cup regulations" (PDF). CAF.
  3. ^ "Draw for the Confederation Cup 2018". YouTube. 21 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Regional rivalries echoed, giants draw each other". CAF. 21 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Ranking for the draw of the Group Matches of Total CAF Confederation Cup 2018" (PDF). CAF.
  6. ^ "Draw procedure for group phase". CAF. 20 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Group Phase Fixtures" (PDF). CAF.
  8. ^ "Friday & Saturday for Champions League, Sunday for Confederation Cup". CAF. 17 April 2018.
  9. ^ "CAF : MCA et USMA à Tchaker les 28 et 29 juillet". dzfoot.com. Retrieved 23 July 2018.

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