2014 AFC Champions League group stage

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The group stage of the 2014 AFC Champions League was played from 25 February to 23 April 2014. A total of 32 teams competed in the group stage.[1]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the group stage was held on 10 December 2013, 16:00 UTC+8, at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[2] The 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four. Teams from the same association could not be drawn into the same group.

The following 32 teams (16 from West Asia Zone, 16 from East Asia Zone) were entered into the group stage draw, which included the 28 automatic qualifiers and the four qualifying play-off winners, whose identity was not known at the time of the draw:

Zone Teams
West Asia Zone
(Groups A–D)
East Asia Zone
(Groups E–H)

Format[edit]

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 round of 16.

Tiebreakers[edit]

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[1]

  1. Greater number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned
  2. Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned
  3. Greater number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned (away goals do not apply)
  4. Goal difference in all the group matches
  5. Greater number of goals scored in all the group matches
  6. Penalty shoot-out if only two teams are involved and they are both on the field of play
  7. Fewer score calculated according to the number of yellow and red cards received in the group matches (1 point for a single yellow card, 3 points for a red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for a direct red card, 4 points for a yellow card followed by a direct red card)
  8. Drawing of lots

Groups[edit]

The matchdays were 25–26 February, 11–12 March, 18–19 March, 1–2 April, 15–16 April, and 22–23 April 2014.[3]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab 6 5 0 1 12 8 +4 15
United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira 6 3 1 2 12 10 +2 10
Iran Esteghlal 6 2 1 3 7 7 0 7
Qatar Al-Rayyan 6 1 0 5 9 15 −6 3
  JAZ RAY SHB EST
Al-Jazira 3–2 1–2 0–1
Al-Rayyan 2–3 0–2 1–0
Al-Shabab 1–3 4–3 2–1
Esteghlal 2–2 3–1 0–1

25 February 2014
19:20 UTC+4
Al-Jazira United Arab Emirates 3–2 Qatar Al-Rayyan
Caicedo Goal 3'
Barrada Goal 9'
Al Ghilani Goal 73'
Report González Goal 59'
Uche Goal 90+2'

25 February 2014
19:30 UTC+3:30
Esteghlal Iran 0–1 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab
Report Khalili Goal 58'
Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 23,300
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)

11 March 2014
18:30 UTC+3
Al-Rayyan Qatar 1–0 Iran Esteghlal
Uche Goal 14' Report

11 March 2014
20:25 UTC+3
Al-Shabab Saudi Arabia 1–3 United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira
Otaif Goal 53' Report Mabkhout Goal 7'
Qasem Goal 12'
Jucilei Goal 56'

18 March 2014
19:30 UTC+3:30
Esteghlal Iran 2–2 United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira
Ghazi Goal 17'
Omranzadeh Goal 65'
Report Barrada Goal 6'56'

18 March 2014
20:30 UTC+3
Al-Shabab Saudi Arabia 4–3 Qatar Al-Rayyan
Al-Marshedi Goal 3'
Otaif Goal 22'
Rafinha Goal 48'56'
Report Uche Goal 9'41'
Al-Korbi Goal 18'

2 April 2014
19:40 UTC+4
Al-Jazira United Arab Emirates 0–1 Iran Esteghlal
Report Ghazi Goal 69'

2 April 2014
18:45 UTC+3
Al-Rayyan Qatar 0–2 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab
Report Al-Mehyani Goal 7'
Fallatah Goal 90+2'

16 April 2014
18:55 UTC+3
Al-Rayyan Qatar 2–3 United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira
Yakubu Goal 48' (pen.)
Haroon Goal 53'
Report Barrada Goal 45'
Mabkhout Goal 60'
Cho Yong-hyung Goal 90' (o.g.)

16 April 2014
20:35 UTC+3
Al-Shabab Saudi Arabia 2–1 Iran Esteghlal
Menegazzo Goal 82' (pen.)
Al-Dosari Goal 90+5'
Report Borhani Goal 47'

23 April 2014
21:00 UTC+4:30
Esteghlal Iran 3–1 Qatar Al-Rayyan
Kébé Goal 54'73'
Ghazi Goal 60'
Report Khalfan Goal 81'

23 April 2014
20:30 UTC+4
Al-Jazira United Arab Emirates 1–2 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab
Ali Goal 58' Report Al-Ruwaili Goal 35'89'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Iran Foolad 6 4 2 0 11 3 +8 14
Uzbekistan Bunyodkor 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8
Qatar El Jaish 6 2 2 2 6 6 0 8
Saudi Arabia Al-Fateh 6 0 2 4 3 11 −8 2
  FAT BUN JSH FLD
Al-Fateh 0–0 0–0 1–5
Bunyodkor 3–2 1–2 1–1
El Jaish 2–0 1–2 0–0
Foolad 1–0 1–0 3–1
Tiebreakers
  • Bunyodkor and El-Jaish are tied on head-to-head record and overall goal difference, and so are ranked on overall goals scored.

25 February 2014
20:00 UTC+3
Al-Fateh Saudi Arabia 0–0 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor
Report

25 February 2014
20:00 UTC+3
El Jaish Qatar 0–0 Iran Foolad
Report

11 March 2014
17:00 UTC+5
Bunyodkor Uzbekistan 1–2 Qatar El Jaish
Pardaev Goal 90+3' Report Nilmar Goal 34'69'

11 March 2014
16:30 UTC+3:30
Foolad Iran 1–0 Saudi Arabia Al-Fateh
Rahmani Goal 68' (pen.) Report
Ghadir Stadium, Ahvaz
Attendance: 37,391
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)

19 March 2014
18:00 UTC+5
Bunyodkor Uzbekistan 1–1 Iran Foolad
Shodiev Goal 90+2' Report Karami Goal 74'

1 April 2014
17:30 UTC+4:30
Foolad Iran 1–0 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor
Vali Goal 77' Report

1 April 2014
20:00 UTC+3
El Jaish Qatar 2–0 Saudi Arabia Al-Fateh
Nilmar Goal 58' (pen.)
Fayez Goal 89'
Report

16 April 2014
18:00 UTC+5
Bunyodkor Uzbekistan 3–2 Saudi Arabia Al-Fateh
Zoteev Goal 43'
Shodiev Goal 83'
Rakhmatullaev Goal 85'
Report Fuakumputu Goal 68'
Al-Hamdan Goal 79'

16 April 2014
17:30 UTC+4:30
Foolad Iran 3–1 Qatar El Jaish
Rahmani Goal 21'
Rezaei Goal 45'
Chimba Goal 90+3'
Report Nilmar Goal 10'
Ghadir Stadium, Ahvaz
Attendance: 38,452
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)

23 April 2014
20:15 UTC+3
Al-Fateh Saudi Arabia 1–5 Iran Foolad
Al-Nakhli Goal 62' Report Chimba Goal 10'36' (pen.)44' (pen.)
Rezaei Goal 78'90+4' (pen.)

23 April 2014
20:15 UTC+3
El Jaish Qatar 1–2 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor
Muntari Goal 52' Report Symonenko Goal 13'
Rashidov Goal 90+4'

Group C[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 6 3 2 1 14 7 +7 11
Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 6 3 1 2 8 6 +2 10
Qatar Lekhwiya 6 2 1 3 5 10 −5 7
Iran Tractor Sazi 6 1 2 3 4 8 −4 5
  AIN ITT LEK TRA
Al-Ain 1–1 2–1 3–1
Al-Ittihad 2–1 3–1 2–0
Lekhwiya 0–5 2–0 0–0
Tractor Sazi 2–2 1–0 0–1

26 February 2014
16:00 UTC+3:30
Tractor Sazi Iran 1–0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
Ansarifard Goal 82' Report
Sahand Stadium, Tabriz
Attendance: 35,420
Referee: Liu Kwok Man (Hong Kong)

26 February 2014
20:00 UTC+4
Al-Ain United Arab Emirates 2–1 Qatar Lekhwiya
Diaky Goal 13'
Gyan Goal 65'
Report Weiss Goal 40'
Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain
Attendance: 4,936
Referee: Peter Green (Australia)

12 March 2014
20:20 UTC+3
Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 2–1 United Arab Emirates Al-Ain
Fallatah Goal 68'75' Report Gyan Goal 38'

18 March 2014
18:30 UTC+3
Lekhwiya Qatar 2–0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
Soria Goal 22'
Nam Tae-hee Goal 79' (pen.)
Report

18 March 2014
20:15 UTC+4
Al-Ain United Arab Emirates 3–1 Iran Tractor Sazi
Gyan Goal 16'73'
M. Abdulrahman Goal 37'
Report Fakhreddini Goal 42'
Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain
Attendance: 7,103
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)

2 April 2014
20:30 UTC+3
Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 3–1 Qatar Lekhwiya
Fallatah Goal 16'
Ab. Assiri Goal 26'79'
Report Lami Goal 21'
King Abdul Aziz Stadium, Mecca
Attendance: 15,498
Referee: Abdullah Al Hilali (Oman)

15 April 2014
18:30 UTC+3
Lekhwiya Qatar 0–5 United Arab Emirates Al-Ain
Report Diaky Goal 26'
Brosque Goal 43'
M. Abdulrahman Goal 57'
Gyan Goal 70'90+2'

15 April 2014
20:30 UTC+3
Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 2–0 Iran Tractor Sazi
Ab. Assiri Goal 18'
Fallatah Goal 60'
Report
King Abdul Aziz Stadium, Mecca
Attendance: 30,405
Referee: Ben Williams (Australia)

22 April 2014
19:30 UTC+4
Al-Ain United Arab Emirates 1–1 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
Sharahili Goal 22' (o.g.) Report Al-Ghamdi Goal 36' (pen.)

22 April 2014
20:00 UTC+4:30
Tractor Sazi Iran 0–1 Qatar Lekhwiya
Report Bougherra Goal 73' (pen.)
Sahand Stadium, Tabriz
Attendance: 1,960
Referee: Wang Di (China PR)

Group D[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 6 2 3 1 12 7 +5 9
Qatar Al-Sadd 6 2 2 2 8 14 −6 8
United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli 6 1 4 1 6 6 0 7
Iran Sepahan 6 2 1 3 9 8 +1 7
  AHL HIL SAD SEP
Al-Ahli 0–0 1–1 0–0
Al-Hilal 2–2 5–0 1–0
Al-Sadd 2–1 2–2 3–1
Sepahan 1–2 3–2 4–0
Tiebreakers
  • Al-Ahli and Sepahan are ranked on head-to-head record.

26 February 2014
18:30 UTC+3
Al-Sadd Qatar 3–1 Iran Sepahan
Ibrahim Goal 18'
Belhadj Goal 87'
Tabata Goal 90+2'
Report Sharifi Goal 78'
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)

26 February 2014
20:25 UTC+3
Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia 2–2 United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli
Al-Shamrani Goal 60'74' Report Jiménez Goal 53'
Grafite Goal 58'

12 March 2014
19:00 UTC+3:30
Sepahan Iran 3–2 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
Bulku Goal 18'
Sharifi Goal 72'
Sukaj Goal 90+1'
Report Castillo Goal 28'
Neves Goal 33'

12 March 2014
20:15 UTC+4
Al-Ahli United Arab Emirates 1–1 Qatar Al-Sadd
Grafite Goal 68' Report Belhadj Goal 24'
Al-Rashid Stadium, Dubai
Attendance: 5,749
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)

19 March 2014
19:00 UTC+3:30
Sepahan Iran 1–2 United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli
Van Dijk Goal 74' Report Khalil Goal 39'
Al Hammadi Goal 90+5'

19 March 2014
18:45 UTC+3
Al-Sadd Qatar 2–2 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
Al-Bloushi Goal 26'
Belhadj Goal 66'
Report Neves Goal 45+1'56'

1 April 2014
20:20 UTC+4
Al-Ahli United Arab Emirates 0–0 Iran Sepahan
Report
Al-Rashid Stadium, Dubai
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)

1 April 2014
20:40 UTC+3
Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia 5–0 Qatar Al-Sadd
Al-Qahtani Goal 3' (pen.)
Al-Deayea Goal 28'
Al-Shamrani Goal 34'58'62'
Report

15 April 2014
20:30 UTC+4:30
Sepahan Iran 4–0 Qatar Al-Sadd
Sharifi Goal 48'56'
Sukaj Goal 63'
Majid Goal 90+3' (o.g.)
Report

15 April 2014
20:30 UTC+4
Al-Ahli United Arab Emirates 0–0 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
Report
Al-Rashid Stadium, Dubai
Attendance: 9,400
Referee: Kim Jong-hyeok (South Korea)

22 April 2014
20:50 UTC+3
Al-Sadd Qatar 2–1 United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli
Ibrahim Goal 34'
Tabata Goal 79'
Report Grafite Goal 15'
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 3,680
Referee: Peter Green (Australia)

22 April 2014
20:50 UTC+3
Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia 1–0 Iran Sepahan
Al-Shamrani Goal 45+2' Report

Group E[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
South Korea Pohang Steelers 6 3 3 0 11 6 +5 12
Japan Cerezo Osaka 6 2 2 2 10 9 +1 8
Thailand Buriram United 6 1 3 2 5 9 −4 6
China Shandong Luneng Taishan 6 1 2 3 9 11 −2 5
  BUR CER POH SHD
Buriram United 2–2 1–2 1–0
Cerezo Osaka 4–0 0–2 1–3
Pohang Steelers 0–0 1–1 2–2
Shandong Luneng Taishan 1–1 1–2 2–4

25 February 2014
19:30 UTC+9
Pohang Steelers South Korea 1–1 Japan Cerezo Osaka
Bae Chun-suk Goal 61' Report Kakitani Goal 11'
Pohang Steel Yard, Pohang
Attendance: 10,426
Referee: Ben Williams (Australia)


18 March 2014
19:00 UTC+9
Cerezo Osaka Japan 4–0 Thailand Buriram United
Kakitani Goal 4'
Minamino Goal 34'82'
Forlán Goal 90+3'
Report
Nagai Stadium, Osaka
Attendance: 11,259
Referee: Abdullah Balideh (Qatar)

2 April 2014
18:00 UTC+7
Buriram United Thailand 2–2 Japan Cerezo Osaka
Theeraton Goal 10'
Suchao Goal 41'
Report Yamashita Goal 65'88'


Group F[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
South Korea FC Seoul 6 3 2 1 9 6 +3 11
Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima 6 2 3 1 9 8 +1 9
China Beijing Guoan 6 1 3 2 7 8 −1 6
Australia Central Coast Mariners 6 2 0 4 4 7 −3 6
  BEI CCM SEO HIR
Beijing Guoan 2–1 1–1 2–2
Central Coast Mariners 1–0 0–1 2–1
FC Seoul 2–1 2–0 2–2
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1–1 1–0 2–1
Tiebreakers
  • Beijing Guoan and Central Coast Mariners are tied on head-to-head record, and so are ranked by overall goal difference.

11 March 2014
19:30 UTC+8
Beijing Guoan China 1–1 South Korea FC Seoul
Utaka Goal 20' Report Go Yo-han Goal 71'
Workers Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 33,813
Referee: Banjar Al-Dosari (Qatar)




Group G[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
China Guangzhou Evergrande 6 3 1 2 10 8 +2 10
South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 6 2 2 2 8 7 +1 8
Australia Melbourne Victory 6 2 2 2 9 9 0 8
Japan Yokohama F. Marinos 6 2 1 3 7 10 −3 7
  GUA JEO MEL YFM
Guangzhou Evergrande 3–1 4–2 2–1
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1–0 0–0 3–0
Melbourne Victory 2–0 2–2 1–0
Yokohama F. Marinos 1–1 2–1 3–2
Tiebreakers
  • Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Melbourne Victory are tied on head-to-head record, and so are ranked by overall goal difference.





Group H[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Australia Western Sydney Wanderers 6 4 0 2 11 5 +6 12
Japan Kawasaki Frontale 6 4 0 2 7 5 +2 12
South Korea Ulsan Hyundai 6 2 1 3 8 10 −2 7
China Guizhou Renhe 6 1 1 4 4 10 −6 4
  GUI KAW ULS WSW
Guizhou Renhe 0–1 3–1 0–1
Kawasaki Frontale 1–0 3–1 2–1
Ulsan Hyundai 1–1 2–0 0–2
Western Sydney Wanderers 5–0 1–0 1–3
Tiebreakers
  • Western Sydney Wanderers and Kawasaki Frontale are tied on head-to-head record, and so are ranked by overall goal difference.





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