2014 AFC Champions League group stage

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The group stage of the 2014 AFC Champions League will be played from 25 February to 23 April 2014. A total of 32 teams compete 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:

Format[edit]

In the group stage, each group is played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The winners and runners-up of each group advance to the round of 16.

Tiebreakers[edit]

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 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 are 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 5 4 0 1 10 7 +3 12
United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira 5 3 1 1 11 8 +3 10
Iran Esteghlal 5 1 1 3 4 6 −2 4
Qatar Al-Rayyan 5 1 0 4 8 12 −4 3
  JAZ RAY SHB EST
Al-Jazira 3–2 23 Apr 0–1
Al-Rayyan 2–3 0–2 1–0
Al-Shabab 1–3 4–3 2–1
Esteghlal 2–2 23 Apr 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 72'
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 Nouri Goal 47'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Iran Foolad 5 3 2 0 6 2 +4 11
Qatar El Jaish 5 2 2 1 5 4 +1 8
Uzbekistan Bunyodkor 5 1 2 2 5 6 −1 5
Saudi Arabia Al-Fateh 5 0 2 3 2 6 −4 2
  FAT BUN JSH FLD
Al-Fateh 0–0 0–0 23 Apr
Bunyodkor 3–2 1–2 1–1
El Jaish 2–0 23 Apr 0–0
Foolad 1–0 1–0 3–1
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)

Group C[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 5 3 1 1 13 6 +7 10
Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 5 3 0 2 7 5 +2 9
Iran Tractor Sazi 5 1 2 2 4 7 −3 5
Qatar Lekhwiya 5 1 1 3 4 10 −6 4
  AIN ITT LEK TRA
Al-Ain 22 Apr 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 22 Apr
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
18:30 UTC+3
Lekhwiya Qatar 0–0 Iran Tractor Sazi
Report
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)

1 April 2014
19:00 UTC+4:30
Tractor Sazi Iran 2–2 United Arab Emirates Al-Ain
Daghighi Goal 20'
Ahmadzadeh Goal 61'
Report Gyan Goal 54'
M. Abdulrahman Goal 59'
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)

Group D[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli 5 1 4 0 5 4 +1 7
Iran Sepahan 5 2 1 2 9 7 +2 7
Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 5 1 3 1 11 7 +4 6
Qatar Al-Sadd 5 1 2 2 6 13 −7 5
  AHL HIL SAD SEP
Al-Ahli 0–0 1–1 0–0
Al-Hilal 2–2 5–0 22 Apr
Al-Sadd 22 Apr 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'
Thiago 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 Thiago 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)

Group E[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
South Korea Pohang Steelers 5 3 2 0 11 6 +5 11
Thailand Buriram United 5 1 2 2 5 9 −4 5
Japan Cerezo Osaka 5 1 2 2 8 8 0 5
China Shandong Luneng Taishan 5 1 2 2 8 9 −1 5
  BUR CER POH SHD
Buriram United 2–2 1–2 1–0
Cerezo Osaka 4–0 0–2 1–3
Pohang Steelers 23 Apr 1–1 2–2
Shandong Luneng Taishan 1–1 23 Apr 2–4
Tiebreakers
  • Buriram United, Cerezo Osaka, and Shandong Luneng Taishan are ranked on head-to-head record (Cerezo Osaka is ranked ahead of Shandong Luneng Taishan on head-to-head goal difference between the three teams, as even though the two teams are tied on head-to-head points between the three teams, the two-way tiebreaker is not applied again according to the regulations).
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Thailand Buriram United 4 1 2 1 4 7 −3 5
Japan Cerezo Osaka 3 1 1 1 7 5 +2 4
China Shandong Luneng Taishan 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
25 February 2014
15:30 UTC+8
Shandong Luneng Taishan China 1–1 Thailand Buriram United
Liu Binbin Goal 83' Report Adisak Goal 90+2'
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)

11 March 2014
19:00 UTC+9
Cerezo Osaka Japan 1–3 China Shandong Luneng Taishan
Kakitani Goal 84' Report Aloísio Goal 5'
Vágner Love Goal 26'56'
Nagai Stadium, Osaka
Attendance: 11,865
Referee: Abdullah Al Hilali (Oman)
11 March 2014
18:00 UTC+7
Buriram United Thailand 1–2 South Korea Pohang Steelers
Adisak Goal 69' Report Kim Tae-su Goal 19'
Kim Seung-dae Goal 24'
New I-Mobile Stadium, Buriram
Attendance: 10,610
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)

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 5 2 2 1 7 5 +2 8
Australia Central Coast Mariners 5 2 0 3 4 6 −2 6
China Beijing Guoan 5 1 3 1 6 6 0 6
Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima 5 1 3 1 8 8 0 6
  BEI CCM SEO HIR
Beijing Guoan 2–1 1–1 2–2
Central Coast Mariners 1–0 0–1 2–1
FC Seoul 23 Apr 2–0 2–2
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1–1 23 Apr 2–1
Tiebreakers
  • Central Coast Mariners, Beijing Guoan, and Sanfrecce Hiroshima are ranked on head-to-head record.
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Australia Central Coast Mariners 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
China Beijing Guoan 4 1 2 1 5 5 0 5
Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
25 February 2014
19:30 UTC+9
FC Seoul South Korea 2–0 Australia Central Coast Mariners
Osmar Goal 32' (pen.)
Yun Il-lok Goal 56'
Report

11 March 2014
19:30 UTC+11
Central Coast Mariners Australia 2–1 Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Sterjovski Goal 23'32' Report Shiotani Goal 21'
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)

19 March 2014
19:00 UTC+9
Sanfrecce Hiroshima Japan 2–1 South Korea FC Seoul
Takahagi Goal 53'
Shiotani Goal 79'
Report Rafael Costa Goal 60'
19 March 2014
19:30 UTC+8
Beijing Guoan China 2–1 Australia Central Coast Mariners
Shao Jiayi Goal 45'
Utaka Goal 63'
Report Fitzgerald Goal 85' (pen.)

1 April 2014
19:30 UTC+9
FC Seoul South Korea 2–2 Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Yun Il-lok Goal 53'
Rafael Costa Goal 90+4' (pen.)
Report Notsuda Goal 20'
Hwang Seok-ho Goal 70'
Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 8,897
Referee: Fahad Al Marri (Qatar)

16 April 2014
19:30 UTC+8
Beijing Guoan China 2–2 Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Shao Jiayi Goal 55'
Guerrón Goal 60'
Report Ishihara Goal 66'
Zhao Hejing Goal 70' (o.g.)
Workers Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 36,738
Referee: Marai Al Awaji (Saudi Arabia)

Group G[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
China Guangzhou Evergrande 5 2 1 2 8 7 +1 7
South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 5 2 1 2 8 7 +1 7
Australia Melbourne Victory 5 2 1 2 9 9 0 7
Japan Yokohama F. Marinos 5 2 1 2 6 8 −2 7
  GUA JEO MEL YFM
Guangzhou Evergrande 3–1 4–2 22 Apr
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1–0 22 Apr 3–0
Melbourne Victory 2–0 2–2 1–0
Yokohama F. Marinos 1–1 2–1 3–2
Tiebreakers
  • Since all four teams are tied on points, so they are ranked on their head-to-head record, Guangzhou Evergrande ranked before Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, other teams are ranked by overall goal difference.
26 February 2014
19:00 UTC+9
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors South Korea 3–0 Japan Yokohama F. Marinos
Lee Seung-gi Goal 61'69'
Leonardo Goal 72' (pen.)
Report
26 February 2014
20:00 UTC+8
Guangzhou Evergrande China 4–2 Australia Melbourne Victory
Huang Bowen Goal 59'
Diamanti Goal 65'85'
Elkeson Goal 71'
Report Contreras Goal 37'
Broxham Goal 41'
Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou
Attendance: 39,841
Referee: Abdulrahman Abdou (Qatar)


18 March 2014
20:00 UTC+8
Guangzhou Evergrande China 3–1 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Gao Lin Goal 17'21'
Liao Lisheng Goal 61'
Report Lee Dong-gook Goal 39'
Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou
Attendance: 39,987
Referee: Abdullah Al Hilali (Oman)

2 April 2014
19:30 UTC+9
Yokohama F. Marinos Japan 3–2 Australia Melbourne Victory
Ito Goal 21'
Nakamachi Goal 27'
Hyodo Goal 89'
Report Troisi Goal 7' (pen.)
J. Jeggo Goal 90+2'

15 April 2014
19:30 UTC+10
Melbourne Victory Australia 2–0 China Guangzhou Evergrande
Milligan Goal 2'
Troisi Goal 90+1'
Report

Group H[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Australia Western Sydney Wanderers 5 3 0 2 6 5 +1 9
Japan Kawasaki Frontale 5 3 0 2 4 4 0 9
South Korea Ulsan Hyundai 5 2 1 2 7 7 0 7
China Guizhou Renhe 5 1 1 3 4 5 −1 4
  GUI KAW ULS WSW
Guizhou Renhe 0–1 3–1 0–1
Kawasaki Frontale 1–0 22 Apr 2–1
Ulsan Hyundai 1–1 2–0 0–2
Western Sydney Wanderers 22 Apr 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.
26 February 2014
19:30 UTC+11
Western Sydney Wanderers Australia 1–3 South Korea Ulsan Hyundai
Šantalab Goal 1' Report Kim Shin-wook Goal 35'
Ko Chang-hyun Goal 43'
Kang Min-soo Goal 66'
Parramatta Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 11,212
Referee: Abdullah Al Hilali (Oman)
26 February 2014
19:00 UTC+9
Kawasaki Frontale Japan 1–0 China Guizhou Renhe
Renato Goal 31' Report

12 March 2014
19:30 UTC+9
Ulsan Hyundai South Korea 2–0 Japan Kawasaki Frontale
Yoo Jun-soo Goal 84'
Kim Shin-wook Goal 90+3'
Report

19 March 2014
19:30 UTC+11
Western Sydney Wanderers Australia 1–0 Japan Kawasaki Frontale
Haliti Goal 3' Report
Parramatta Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 9,292
Referee: Ng Kai Lam (Hong Kong)
19 March 2014
19:30 UTC+9
Ulsan Hyundai South Korea 1–1 China Guizhou Renhe
Rafinha Goal 58' (pen.) Report Yang Hao Goal 87'


15 April 2014
19:30 UTC+9
Ulsan Hyundai South Korea 0–2 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
Report Bridge Goal 60'
Šantalab Goal 80'
15 April 2014
20:00 UTC+8
Guizhou Renhe China 0–1 Japan Kawasaki Frontale
Report Nakamura Goal 38'

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