2020 AFC Champions League

The 2020 AFC Champions League was the 39th edition of Asia's premier club football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and the 18th under the current AFC Champions League title.[3]

2020 AFC Champions League
AFC Champions League Final 2020, 19 December 2020, Persepolis vs Ulsan Hyundai (1-2) (74).jpg
The Ulsan Hyundai team holds the AFC Champions League trophy
Tournament details
DatesQualifying:
14–28 January 2020
Competition proper:
10 February – 19 December 2020
TeamsCompetition proper: 32
Total: 52 (from 23 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsSouth Korea Ulsan Hyundai (2nd title)
Runners-upIran Persepolis
Tournament statistics
Matches played93
Goals scored236 (2.54 per match)
Attendance182,388 (1,961 per match)
Top scorer(s)Morocco Abderrazak Hamdallah
Brazil Júnior Negrão
(7 goals each)[1]
Best player(s)South Korea Yoon Bit-garam[2]
Fair play awardSouth Korea Ulsan Hyundai
2019
2021
(Note: All statistics do not include qualifying play-offs and matches voided by AFC)

Ulsan Hyundai won their second Champions League title by defeating Persepolis 2–1 in the final.[4] Ulsan automatically qualify for the 2021 AFC Champions League (although they had already qualified through their domestic performance), the first time since 2008 that the AFC Champions League holders were guaranteed automatic qualification in the following year.[5][6] They also earned the right to play in the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar.

The tournament was the last to involve 32 teams during the group stage, which increased to 40 teams in 2021.[7]

The competition was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia after group stage matches on 4 March 2020,[8] and restarted on 14 September 2020.[9] All matches after the restart were played in Qatar,[10][11][12] with the final played at the Al Janoub Stadium.

Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia were the defending champions, but the club effectively withdrew from the competition when they could not name the required 13 players for their final group stage match, as all but 11 players had tested positive for COVID-19.[13][14] For the first time, the video assistant referee (VAR) system was in use from the quarter-finals onwards.[15]

Association team allocationEdit

The 46 AFC member associations (excluding the associate member Northern Mariana Islands) were ranked based on their national team's and clubs' performance over the last four years in AFC competitions, with the allocation of slots for the 2019 and 2020 editions of the AFC club competitions determined by the 2017 AFC rankings (Entry Manual Article 2.3):[16]

  • The associations were split into two regions:
  • In each region, there were four groups in the group stage, including a total of 12 direct slots, with the 4 remaining slots filled through play-offs.
  • The top 12 associations in each region as per the AFC rankings were eligible to enter the AFC Champions League, as long as they fulfilled the AFC Champions League criteria.
  • The top six associations in each region got at least one direct slot in the group stage, while the remaining associations got only play-off slots (as well as AFC Cup group stage slots):
    • The associations ranked 1st and 2nd each got three direct slots and one play-off slot.
    • The associations ranked 3rd and 4th each got two direct slots and two play-off slots.
    • The associations ranked 5th each got one direct slot and two play-off slots.
    • The associations ranked 6th each got one direct slot and one play-off slot.
    • The associations ranked 7th to 12th each got one play-off slot.
  • The maximum number of slots for each association was one-third of the total number of eligible teams in the top division.
  • If any association gave up its direct slots, they were redistributed to the highest eligible association, with each association limited to a maximum of three direct slots.
  • If any association gave up its play-off slots, they were annulled and not redistributed to any other association.

Association rankingEdit

For the 2020 AFC Champions League, the associations were allocated slots according to their association ranking which was published on 15 December 2017,[17] which took into account their performance in the AFC Champions League and the AFC Cup, as well as their national team's FIFA World Rankings, during the period between 2014 and 2017.[16][18]

Participation for 2020 AFC Champions League
Participating
Not participating
Notes
  1. ^
    Australia (AUS): The top division run by the Football Federation Australia, the A-League, only had nine Australia-based teams in the 2018–19 season, so Australia could only get a maximum of three total slots (Entry Manual 5.4).[16]
  2. ^
    Syria (SYR): Syria did not have any teams which had an AFC Champions League license.[19]

TeamsEdit

The following 52 teams from 23 associations entered the competition.

In the following table, the number of appearances and last appearance count only those since the 2002–03 season (including qualifying rounds), when the competition was rebranded as the AFC Champions League.

Notes
  1. ^
    Title holders (TH): Al-Hilal were the title holders.
  2. ^
    Singapore (SIN): DPMM, the 2019 Singapore Premier League champions, were a team from Brunei and thus ineligible to represent Singapore in AFC club competitions. As a result, Tampines Rovers, the league runners-up, entered the qualifying play-offs.
  3. ^
    Vietnam (VIE): Hà Nội, the 2019 V.League 1 champions, failed to obtain an AFC license as their U15 team did not participate in Vietnam National U-15 Youth League.[20] As a result, Hồ Chí Minh City, the league runners-up, entered the qualifying play-offs.
 
 
DSA Metropolitan
 
Riyadh
 
Qatar
 
Tehran
 
Tashkent
 
Baghdad
 
Seoul Capital Area
 
Shanghai
 
West Kanto
 
Location of teams of the 2020 AFC Champions League group stage.
  Brown: Group A;   Red: Group B;   Orange: Group C;   Yellow: Group D;
  Green: Group E;   Blue: Group F;   Purple: Group G;   Pink: Group H;   Qualifying play-offs

ScheduleEdit

The schedule of the competition was as follows.[21] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only some of the group stage matches on matchdays 1–3 in February and March were played as scheduled, and all matches on matchdays 4–6 were postponed until further notice.[8] The round of 16, quarter-finals and semi-finals were also initially moved to 10–12 and 24–26 August, 14–16 and 28–30 September, and 20–21 and 27–28 October.[22][23]

The AFC announced the calendar of the remaining matches on 9 July 2020, with all matches before the final played at centralised venues, and all knockout ties played as a single match.[9] On 10 September 2020, the AFC announced the new dates for the East Region matches and the final.[24]

Notes:

  • W: West Region
  • E: East Region
  • Italics: new dates after restart
Stage Round Draw date Match dates
Preliminary stage Preliminary round 1 No draw 14 January 2020
Preliminary round 2 21 January 2020
Play-off stage Play-off round 28 January 2020
Group stage Matchday 1 10 December 2019 10–12 February 2020, 18–19 November 2020 (E)
Matchday 2 17–19 February 2020, 21–22 November 2020 (E)
Matchday 3 3–4 March 2020 (E), 14–15 September 2020 (W), 24–25 November 2020 (E)
Matchday 4 17–18 September 2020 (W), 27–28 November 2020 (E)
Matchday 5 20–21 September 2020 (W), 30 November – 1 December 2020 (E)
Matchday 6 23–24 September 2020 (W), 3–4 December 2020 (E)
Knockout stage Round of 16 26–27 September 2020 (W), 6–7 December 2020 (E)
Quarter-finals 28 September 2020 (W)
8 December 2020 (E)
30 September 2020 (W), 10 December 2020 (E)
Semi-finals 3 October 2020 (W), 13 December 2020 (E)
Final 19 December 2020

The original schedule of the competition, as planned before the pandemic, was as follows.

Original schedule for 2020 AFC Champions League
Stage Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Preliminary stage Preliminary round 1 No draw 14 January 2020
Preliminary round 2 21 January 2020
Play-off stage Play-off round 28 January 2020
Group stage Matchday 1 10 December 2019 10–12 February 2020
Matchday 2 17–19 February 2020
Matchday 3 2–4 March 2020
Matchday 4 6–8 April 2020
Matchday 5 20–22 April 2020
Matchday 6 4–6 May 2020
Knockout stage Round of 16 18–19 May 2019 (W),
26–27 May 2019 (E)
25–26 May 2019 (W),
16–17 June 2020 (E)
Quarter-finals TBD 24–26 August 2020 14–16 September 2020
Semi-finals 29–30 September 2020 20–21 October 2020
Final 22 November 2020 28 November 2020

Qualifying play-offsEdit

In the qualifying play-offs, each tie was played as a single match. Extra time and a penalty shoot-out were used to decide the winner if necessary (Regulations Article 9.2).[3] The bracket of the qualifying play-offs for each region was determined based on the association ranking of each team, with the team from the higher-ranked association hosting the match.[25] Teams from the same association could not be placed into the same tie. The eight winners of the play-off round (four each from both West Region and East Region) advanced to the group stage to join the 24 direct entrants. All losers in each round from associations with only play-off slots entered the AFC Cup group stage.

Preliminary round 1Edit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
West Region
Chennai City   0–1   Al-Riffa
Al-Faisaly   1–2 (a.e.t.)   Al-Kuwait
Team 1  Score  Team 2
East Region
Ceres–Negros   3–2   Shan United
Tampines Rovers   3–5 (a.e.t.)   Bali United

Preliminary round 2Edit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
West Region
Bunyodkor   4–1   Al-Zawraa
Lokomotiv Tashkent   0–1   Istiklol
Shahr Khodro   2–1   Al-Riffa
Esteghlal   3–0   Al-Kuwait
Team 1  Score  Team 2
East Region
Kedah   5–1   Tai Po
Buriram United   2–1   Hồ Chí Minh City
Port   0–1   Ceres–Negros
Melbourne Victory   5–0   Bali United

Play-off roundEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
West Region
Al-Ain   1–0   Bunyodkor
Al-Ahli   1–0   Istiklol
Al-Sailiya   0–0 (a.e.t.)
(4–5 p)
  Shahr Khodro
Al-Rayyan   0–5   Esteghlal
Team 1  Score  Team 2
East Region
FC Seoul   4–1   Kedah
Shanghai SIPG   3–0   Buriram United
FC Tokyo   2–0   Ceres–Negros
Kashima Antlers   0–1   Melbourne Victory

Group stageEdit

The draw for the group stage was held on 10 December 2019, 16:30 MYT (UTC+8), at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[26] The 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four: four groups each in the West Region (Groups A–D) and the East Region (Groups E–H). Teams from the same association could not be drawn into the same group.

In the group stage, each group was played on a double round-robin basis, with matches played home-and-away before the suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but moved to centralised venues after restart. The winners and runners-up of each group advanced to the round of 16 of the knockout stage.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification AHL EST SHO WAH
1   Al-Ahli 4 2 0 2 4 6 −2 6 Advance to knockout stage 2–1 1–0 20 Sep
2   Esteghlal 4 1 2 1 6 4 +2 5 3–0 1–1 17 Sep
3   Al-Shorta 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 5 2–1 1–1 0–1
4   Al-Wahda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew[a] 1–1 14 Sep 23 Sep
Source: AFC
Notes:
  1. ^ Al-Wahda were unable to travel to Qatar to play the final four matches of the group stage due to several team members testing positive for COVID-19.[27] They were considered to have withdrawn from the competition, and all previous matches played by them shall be considered "null and void" and would not be considered in determining the final group rankings.[28]

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification PAK SAH SHK HIL
1   Pakhtakor 4 3 1 0 6 1 +5 10 Advance to knockout stage 2–1 3–0 0–0
2   Shabab Al-Ahli 4 2 1 1 3 2 +1 7 0–0 1–0 1–2
3   Shahr Khodro 4 0 0 4 0 6 −6 0 0–1 0–1 0–0
4   Al-Hilal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew[a] 2–1 23 Sep 2–0
Source: AFC
Notes:
  1. ^ Al-Hilal failed to name the required 13 players and were unable to play their final match of the group stage against Shabab Al-Ahli due to them having only 11 players left with the remaining team members testing positive for COVID-19. They were considered to have withdrawn from the competition, and all previous matches played by them shall be considered "null and void" and would not be considered in determining the final group rankings.[13]

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification PRS TAW DUH SHJ
1   Persepolis 6 3 1 2 8 5 +3 10 Advance to knockout stage 1–0 0–1 4–0
2   Al-Taawoun 6 3 0 3 4 8 −4 9[a] 0–1 2–0 0–6
3   Al-Duhail 6 3 0 3 7 8 −1 9[a] 2–0 0–1 2–1
4   Sharjah 6 2 1 3 13 11 +2 7 2–2 0–1 4–2
Source: AFC
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Al-Taawoun 6, Al-Duhail 0.

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification NAS SAD SEP AIN
1   Al-Nassr 6 3 2 1 9 5 +4 11 Advance to knockout stage 2–2 2–0 0–1
2   Al-Sadd 6 2 3 1 14 8 +6 9 1–1 3–0 4–0
3   Sepahan 6 2 1 3 6 8 −2 7 0–2 2–1 0–0
4   Al-Ain 6 1 2 3 5 13 −8 5 1–2 3–3 0–4
Source: AFC

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BEI MVC SEO CHI
1   Beijing FC 6 5 1 0 12 4 +8 16 Advance to knockout stage 3–1 3–1 1–1
2   Melbourne Victory 6 2 1 3 6 9 −3 7 0–2 2–1 1–0
3   FC Seoul 6 2 0 4 10 9 +1 6 1–2 1–0 5–0
4   Chiangrai United 6 1 2 3 5 11 −6 5 0–1 2–2 2–1
Source: AFC

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ULS TOK SSH PRG
1   Ulsan Hyundai 6 5 1 0 14 5 +9 16 Advance to knockout stage 1–1 3–1 2–0
2   FC Tokyo 6 3 1 2 6 5 +1 10 1–2 0–1 1–0
3   Shanghai Shenhua 6 2 1 3 9 13 −4 7 1–4 1–2 3–3
4   Perth Glory 6 0 1 5 5 11 −6 1 1–2 0–1 1–2
Source: AFC

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification VIS SUW GZE JDT
1   Vissel Kobe 4 2 0 2 4 5 −1 6 Advance to knockout stage 0–2 0–2 5–1
2   Suwon Samsung Bluewings 4 1 2 1 3 2 +1 5 0–1 0–0 25 Nov
3   Guangzhou Evergrande 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 5 1–3 1–1 4 Dec
4   Johor Darul Ta'zim 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew[a] 1 Dec 2–1 19 Nov
Source: AFC
Notes:
  1. ^ Johor Darul Ta'zim were unable to travel to Qatar to play the final four matches of the group stage due to the COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions after they were denied permission to travel by the Malaysian government.[29] They were considered to have withdrawn from the competition, and all previous matches played by them shall be considered "null and void" and would not be considered in determining the final group rankings.[30]

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification YOK SSI JEO SYD
1   Yokohama F. Marinos 6 4 1 1 13 5 +8 13 Advance to knockout stage 1–2 4–1 4–0
2   Shanghai SIPG 6 3 0 3 6 10 −4 9 0–1 0–2 0–4
3   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 6 2 1 3 8 10 −2 7 1–2 1–2 1–0
4   Sydney FC 6 1 2 3 8 10 −2 5 1–1 1–2 2–2
Source: AFC

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stage, the 16 teams played a single-elimination tournament, with the teams split into the two regions until the final. Each tie was played as a single-leg match at centralised venues, instead of the usual home-and-away two-legged basis as planned before the COVID-19 pandemic. Extra time and a penalty shoot-out were used to decide the winners if necessary.

BracketEdit

The bracket was decided after the draw for the quarter-finals. The draw for the West Region quarter-finals was held on 28 September 2020, 11:00 AST (UTC+3), and the draw for the East Region quarter-finals was held on 8 December 2020, 11:30 AST (UTC+3), both in Doha, Qatar.[31][32][33][34]

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
27 September – Al Rayyan
 
 
  Al-Nassr1
 
30 September – Doha (Jassim)
 
  Al-Taawoun0
 
  Al-Nassr2
 
26 September – Al Wakrah
 
  Al-Ahli0
 
  Al-Ahli (p)1 (4)
 
3 October – Doha (Jassim)
 
  Shabab Al-Ahli1 (3)
 
  Al-Nassr1 (3)
 
27 September – Al Rayyan
 
  Persepolis (p)1 (5)
 
  Persepolis1
 
30 September – Doha (Jassim)
 
  Al-Sadd0
 
  Persepolis2
 
26 September – Al Wakrah
 
  Pakhtakor0
 
  Pakhtakor2
 
19 December – Al Wakrah
 
  Esteghlal1
 
  Persepolis1
 
6 December – Al Rayyan
 
  Ulsan Hyundai2
 
  Ulsan Hyundai3
 
10 December – Al Wakrah
 
  Melbourne Victory0
 
  Ulsan Hyundai2
 
6 December – Al Rayyan
 
  Beijing FC0
 
  Beijing FC1
 
13 December – Doha (Jassim)
 
  FC Tokyo0
 
  Ulsan Hyundai (a.e.t.)2
 
7 December – Doha (Khalifa)
 
  Vissel Kobe1
 
  Vissel Kobe2
 
10 December – Al Wakrah
 
  Shanghai SIPG0
 
  Vissel Kobe (p)1 (7)
 
7 December – Doha (Khalifa)
 
  Suwon Samsung Bluewings1 (6)
 
  Yokohama F. Marinos2
 
 
  Suwon Samsung Bluewings3
 

Round of 16Edit

In the round of 16, the winners of one group played against the runners-up of another group from the same region and the matchups were determined by the group stage draw.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
West Region
Al-Ahli   1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 p)
  Shabab Al-Ahli
Pakhtakor   2–1   Esteghlal
Persepolis   1–0   Al-Sadd
Al-Nassr   1–0   Al-Taawoun
Team 1  Score  Team 2
East Region
Beijing FC   1–0   FC Tokyo
Ulsan Hyundai   3–0   Melbourne Victory
Vissel Kobe   2–0   Shanghai SIPG
Yokohama F. Marinos   2–3   Suwon Samsung Bluewings

Quarter-finalsEdit

In the quarter-finals, the four teams from the West Region played in two ties, and the four teams from the East Region played in two ties, with the matchups decided by draw, without any seeding or country protection. The draw for the West Region quarter-finals was held on 28 September 2020,[31][32] and the draw for the East Region quarter-finals was held on 8 December 2020.[33][34]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
West Region
Al-Nassr   2–0   Al-Ahli
Persepolis   2–0   Pakhtakor
Team 1  Score  Team 2
East Region
Ulsan Hyundai   2–0   Beijing FC
Vissel Kobe   1–1 (a.e.t.)
(7–6 p)
  Suwon Samsung Bluewings

Semi-finalsEdit

In the semi-finals, the two quarter-final winners from the West Region played against each other, and the two quarter-final winners from the East Region played against each other.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
West Region
Al-Nassr   1–1 (a.e.t.)
(3–5 p)
  Persepolis
Team 1  Score  Team 2
East Region
Ulsan Hyundai   2–1 (a.e.t.)   Vissel Kobe

FinalEdit

In the final, the two semi-final winners played against each other, at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar.[12]

Persepolis  1–2  Ulsan Hyundai
  • Abdi   45'
Live Report
Stats Report

AwardsEdit

Main awardsEdit

Award Player Team
Most Valuable Player[2]   Yoon Bit-garam   Ulsan Hyundai
Top Scorer[1]   Abderrazak Hamdallah   Al-Nassr
Fair Play Award   Ulsan Hyundai

Note: Abderrazak Hamdallah finished ahead of Júnior Negrão to win the Top Scorer award despite scoring the same number of goals, and also having the same number of assists (first tiebreaker), since he played fewer minutes throughout the competition (second tiebreaker).[1]

All Star SquadEdit

Source:[35]

Position Player Team
Goalkeeper   Jo Su-huk   Ulsan Hyundai
  Hamed Lak   Persepolis
Defenders   Dave Bulthuis   Ulsan Hyundai
  Saeid Aghaei   Persepolis
  Hossein Kanaanizadegan   Persepolis
  Sultan Al-Ghanam   Al-Nassr
  Anzur Ismailov   Pakhtakor Tashkent
Midfielders   Ahmad Nourollahi   Persepolis
  Siamak Nemati   Persepolis
  Bashar Resan   Persepolis
  Renato Augusto   Beijing Guoan
  Yoon Bit-garam   Ulsan Hyundai
  Kim In-sung   Ulsan Hyundai
  Sin Jin-ho   Ulsan Hyundai
  Ko Seung-beom   Suwon Samsung Bluewings
  Hotaru Yamaguchi   Vissel Kobe
Forwards   Mehdi Abdi   Persepolis
  Omar Al Somah   Al-Ahli
  Douglas   Vissel Kobe
  Gotoku Sakai   Vissel Kobe
  Abderazak Hamdallah   Al-Nassr
  Bjørn Maars Johnsen   Ulsan Hyundai
  Júnior Negrão   Ulsan Hyundai

Opta Best XIEdit

Source:[36]

Position Player Team
Goalkeeper   Brad Jones   Al-Nassr
Defenders   Wang Gang   Beijing Guoan
  Yu Yang   Beijing Guoan
  Min Sang-gi   Suwon Samsung Bluewings
  Theerathon Bunmathan   Yokohama F. Marinos
Midfielders   Yoon Bit-garam   Ulsan Hyundai
  Teruhito Nakagawa   Yokohama F. Marinos
  Jonathan Viera   Beijing Guoan
Forwards   Ado Onaiwu   Yokohama F. Marinos
  Abderrazak Hamdallah   Al-Nassr
  Alan   Beijing Guoan

Fans' awardsEdit

The AFC took polls of fans in its website after the tournament.

Single awards
Award Player Team
Fans' Best Player   Hamed Lak   Persepolis
Best Goal   Mehdi Abdi   Persepolis
Fans' Best XI[37]
Position Player Team
Goalkeeper   Hamed Lak   Persepolis
Defenders   Sultan Al-Ghanam   Al-Nassr
  Shojae Khalilzadeh   Persepolis
  Hossein Kanaanizadegan   Persepolis
  Saeid Aghaei   Persepolis
Midfielders   Teruhito Nakagawa   Yokohama F. Marinos
  Bashar Resan   Persepolis
  Takuya Kida   Yokohama F. Marinos
Forwards   Abderrazak Hamdallah   Al-Nassr
  Júnior Negrão   Ulsan Hyundai
  Mehdi Abdi   Persepolis

StatisticsEdit

Statistical leadersEdit

Category[38] Player Team Figure
Goals   Abderrazak Hamdallah   Al-Nassr 7
  Júnior Negrão   Ulsan Hyundai 7
Chances created   Yoon Bit-garam   Ulsan Hyundai 22
Clearances   Maicon Pereira Roque   Al-Nassr 34
Duels won   Dragan Ćeran   Pakhtakor Tashkent 54
Shooting accuracy   Baghdad Bounedjah   Al-Sadd 61.1%
Passing accuracy   Kamal Kamyabinia   Persepolis 91.6%
Saves   Jo Su-huk   Ulsan Hyundai 26

Top scorersEdit

  Team eliminated / inactive for this round.
  Player is not in the team but team still active for this round.
Rank Player Team MD1 MD2 MD3 MD4 MD5 MD6 R16 QF SF F Total
1   Abderrazak Hamdallah   Al-Nassr 1 1 2 1 1 1 7
  Júnior Negrão   Ulsan Hyundai 1 1 2 1 2
3   Trent Buhagiar   Sydney FC 1 1 2 1 5
  Bjørn Maars Johnsen   Ulsan Hyundai 2 2 1
5   Alan   Beijing FC 1 1 1 1 4
  Issa Alekasir   Persepolis 1 1 2
  Baghdad Bounedjah   Al-Sadd 1 2 1
  Ado Onaiwu   Yokohama F. Marinos 2 1 1
  Yoon Bit-garam   Ulsan Hyundai 2 2
10   Mehdi Abdi   Persepolis 1 1 1 3
  Akram Afif   Al-Sadd 1 1 1
  Almoez Ali   Al-Duhail 1 1 1
  Hassan Al-Haydos   Al-Sadd 1 2
  Cho Gue-sung   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1 2
  Kyogo Furuhashi   Vissel Kobe 1 1 1
  Giovanni Moreno   Shanghai Shenhua 1 2
  Teruhito Nakagawa   Yokohama F. Marinos 2 1
  Park Chu-young   FC Seoul 1 1 1
  Welliton   Sharjah 3
  Yu Hanchao   Shanghai Shenhua 1 1 1
  Yun Ju-tae   FC Seoul 2 1

Note: Goals scored in the qualifying play-offs and matches voided by AFC are not counted when determining top scorer (Regulations Article 64.4).[3]

Toyota Player of the Week awardsEdit

Stage Matchday Player of the Week Team Ref.
Group stage Matchday 1   Keijiro Ogawa   Vissel Kobe [39]
Matchday 2   Teruhito Nakagawa   Yokohama F. Marinos [40]
  Li Shenglong   Shanghai SIPG [41]
Matchday 3 – East   Terry Antonis   Suwon Samsung Bluewings [42]
  Song Bum-keun   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors [43]
Matchday 3 – West   Abderrazak Hamdallah   Al-Nassr [44]
Matchday 4 – East   Bill   Chiangrai United [45]
Matchday 4 – West   Khaled Ba Wazir   Sharjah [46]
Matchday 5 – East   Theerathon Bunmathan   Yokohama F. Marinos [47]
Matchday 5 – West   Caio   Sharjah [48]
Matchday 6 – East   Daiki Niwa   FC Tokyo [49]
Matchday 6 – West   Mehdi Ghayedi   Esteghlal [50]
Knockout stage Round of 16 – East   Kim Tae-hwan   Suwon Samsung Bluewings [51]
Round of 16 – West   Issa Alekasir   Persepolis [52]
Quarter-finals – East   Park Sang-hyeok   Suwon Samsung Bluewings [53]
Quarter-finals – West   Sultan Al-Ghanam   Al-Nassr [54]
Semi-finals – East   Daiya Maekawa   Vissel Kobe [55]
Semi-finals – West   Shoja' Khalilzadeh   Persepolis [56]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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