2014 AFC Champions League knock-out stage

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The knock-out stage of the 2014 AFC Champions League will be played from 6 May to 1 November 2014. A total of 16 teams compete in the knock-out stage.[1]

Qualified teams[edit]

The winners and runners-up of each of the eight groups in the group stage qualify for the knock-out stage. Both West Asia Zone and East Asia Zone have eight teams qualified.

Group Winners Runners-up
West Asia Zone (Groups A–D)
A Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira
B Iran Foolad Uzbekistan Bunyodkor
C United Arab Emirates Al-Ain Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
D Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal Qatar Al-Sadd
East Asia Zone (Groups E–H)
E South Korea Pohang Steelers Japan Cerezo Osaka
F South Korea FC Seoul Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
G China Guangzhou Evergrande South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
H Australia Western Sydney Wanderers Japan Kawasaki Frontale


In the knock-out stage, the 16 teams play a single-elimination tournament, with the teams split between the two zones until the final. Each tie is played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. The away goals rule, extra time (away goals do not apply in extra time) and penalty shoot-out are used to decide the winner if necessary.[1]


The schedule of each round is as follows.[2]

Round First leg Second leg
Round of 16 6–7 May 2014 13–14 May 2014
Quarter-finals 19–20 August 2014 26–27 August 2014
Semi-finals 16–17 September 2014 30 September–1 October 2014
Final 25 October 2014 1 November 2014


In the round of 16, the winners of one group played the runners-up of another group in the same zone, with the group winners hosting the second leg.[1] The matchups were determined as follows:

The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 28 May 2014, 16:00 UTC+8, at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[3] The "country protection" rule was not applied, so teams from the same association could be drawn into the same tie.[4]

There was no draw for the semi-finals, with the matchups determined by the quarter-final draw: Winner QF1 vs. Winner QF2 (West Asia Zone) and Winner QF3 vs. Winner QF4 (East Asia Zone), with winners QF2 and QF4 hosting the second leg.

The draw to decide the order of two legs of the final was held after the quarter-final draw.[3]

  Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1 0 1  
 South Korea Pohang Steelers 2 1 3  
   South Korea Pohang Steelers 0  
   South Korea FC Seoul 0  
 Japan Kawasaki Frontale 2 2 4
 South Korea FC Seoul (a) 3 1 4  
   South Korea Winner QF3  
   Winner QF4  
 Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3 0 3  
 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers (a) 1 2 3  
   Australia Western Sydney Wanderers 1
   China Guangzhou Evergrande 0  
 Japan Cerezo Osaka 1 1 2
 China Guangzhou Evergrande 5 0 5  
   Winner SF2
   Winner SF1
 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor 0 0 0  
 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 1 3 4  
   Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 1
   Qatar Al-Sadd 0  
 Qatar Al-Sadd (a) 0 2 2
 Iran Foolad 0 2 2  
   Winner QF1
   Winner QF2  
 United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira 1 1 2  
 United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 2 2 4  
   United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 2
   Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 0  
 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 1 3 4
 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab 0 1 1  

Round of 16[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
West Asia Zone
Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 4–1 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab 1–0 3–1
Al-Jazira United Arab Emirates 2–4 United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 1–2 1–2
Al-Sadd Qatar 2–2 (a) Iran Foolad 0–0 2–2
Bunyodkor Uzbekistan 0–4 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 0–1 0–3
East Asia Zone
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors South Korea 1–3 South Korea Pohang Steelers 1–2 0–1
Cerezo Osaka Japan 2–5 China Guangzhou Evergrande 1–5 1–0
Kawasaki Frontale Japan 4–4 (a) South Korea FC Seoul 2–3 2–1
Sanfrecce Hiroshima Japan 3–3 (a) Australia Western Sydney Wanderers 3–1 0–2

First leg[edit]

6 May 2014
19:00 UTC+9
Cerezo Osaka Japan 1–5 China Guangzhou Evergrande
Hasegawa Goal 30' Report Muriqui Goal 22'84'
Elkeson Goal 34' (pen.)37'
Gao Lin Goal 78'
Nagai Stadium, Osaka
Attendance: 17,612
Referee: Muhammad Taqi Al-Jaafari (Singapore)

6 May 2014
20:00 UTC+4
Al-Jazira United Arab Emirates 1–2 United Arab Emirates Al-Ain
Fayez Goal 58' Report Gyan Goal 11'
O. Abdulrahman Goal 15'

6 May 2014
20:50 UTC+3
Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 1–0 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab
Fallatah Goal 77' Report

7 May 2014
19:00 UTC+9
Sanfrecce Hiroshima Japan 3–1 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
Ishihara Goal 51'65'
Shibasaki Goal 90+1'
Report Jurić Goal 78' (pen.)
Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 8,423
Referee: Abdullah Al Hilali (Oman)

7 May 2014
18:00 UTC+5
Bunyodkor Uzbekistan 0–1 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
Report S. Al-Dawsari Goal 38'

7 May 2014
19:00 UTC+3
Al-Sadd Qatar 0–0 Iran Foolad
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 6,320
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)

Second leg[edit]

Pohang Steelers won 3–1 on aggregate.

13 May 2014
20:00 UTC+8
Guangzhou Evergrande China 0–1 Japan Cerezo Osaka
Report Liao Lisheng Goal 49' (o.g.)
Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou
Attendance: 38,431
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)

Guangzhou Evergrande won 5–2 on aggregate.

13 May 2014
20:00 UTC+4
Al-Ain United Arab Emirates 2–1 United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira
Gyan Goal 61'81' Report Mabkhout Goal 17'

Al-Ain won 4–2 on aggregate.

13 May 2014
20:45 UTC+3
Al-Shabab Saudi Arabia 1–3 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
Al-Ruwaili Goal 80' Report Fallatah Goal 8'
F. Al-Muwallad Goal 72'90+1'

Al-Ittihad won 4–1 on aggregate.

14 May 2014
19:30 UTC+10
Western Sydney Wanderers Australia 2–0 Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Cole Goal 55'
Šantalab Goal 85'
Parramatta Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 10,639
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)

3–3 on aggregate. Western Sydney Wanderers won on away goals.

14 May 2014
19:30 UTC+9
FC Seoul South Korea 1–2 Japan Kawasaki Frontale
Escudero Goal 8' Report Kobayashi Goal 29'
Morishima Goal 90+2'
Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 12,287
Referee: Abdulrahman Abdou (Qatar)

4–4 on aggregate. FC Seoul won on away goals.

14 May 2014
19:30 UTC+4:30
Foolad Iran 2–2 Qatar Al-Sadd
Chimba Goal 77' (pen.)87' Report Belhadj Goal 16'
Ibrahim Goal 29'
Ghadir Stadium, Ahvaz
Attendance: 48,753
Referee: Kim Dong-jin (South Korea)

2–2 on aggregate. Al-Sadd won on away goals.

14 May 2014
21:00 UTC+3
Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia 3–0 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor
Al-Qahtani Goal 20'
Al-Shamrani Goal 47'
S. Al-Dawsari Goal 58'

Al-Hilal won 4–0 on aggregate.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
West Asia Zone
Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia QF1 Qatar Al-Sadd 1–0 26 Aug
Al-Ain United Arab Emirates QF2 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 2–0 26 Aug
East Asia Zone
Pohang Steelers South Korea QF3 South Korea FC Seoul 0–0 27 Aug
Western Sydney Wanderers Australia QF4 China Guangzhou Evergrande 1–0 27 Aug

First leg[edit]

19 August 2014
20:00 UTC+4
Al-Ain United Arab Emirates 2–0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
Ismail Goal 48'
Gyan Goal 61'
Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain
Attendance: 18,830
Referee: Abdullah Al Hilali (Oman)

19 August 2014
20:55 UTC+3
Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia 1–0 Qatar Al-Sadd
Al-Faraj Goal 71' Report

20 August 2014
19:30 UTC+9
Pohang Steelers South Korea 0–0 South Korea FC Seoul

Second leg[edit]


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
West Asia Zone
Winner QF1 SF1 Winner QF2 16 Sep 30 Sep
East Asia Zone
Winner QF3 South Korea SF2 Winner QF4 17 Sep 1 Oct

First leg[edit]

16 September 2014
Winner QF1 v Winner QF2

17 September 2014
Winner QF3 South Korea v Winner QF4

Second leg[edit]

30 September 2014
Winner QF2 v Winner QF1

1 October 2014
Winner QF4 v South Korea Winner QF3


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Winner SF2 Winner SF1 25 Oct 1 Nov

First leg[edit]

25 October 2014
Winner SF2 v Winner SF1

Second leg[edit]

1 November 2014
Winner SF1 v Winner SF2


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