2013 AFC Champions League group stage

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The group stage of the 2013 AFC Champions League was played from 26 February to 1 May 2013. A total of 32 teams competed in the group stage.[1]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the group stage was held on 6 December 2012, 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 29 automatic qualifiers and the three qualifying play-off winners, whose identity was not known at the time of the draw:

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 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 were 26–27 February, 12–13 March, 2–3 April, 9–10 April, 23–24 April, and 30 April–1 May 2013.[3]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab 6 4 1 1 7 5 +2 13
Qatar El Jaish 6 3 2 1 14 9 +5 11
United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira 6 1 2 3 7 10 −3 5
Iran Tractor Sazi 6 1 1 4 8 12 −4 4
  JAZ SHB JSH TRA
Al-Jazira 1–1 1−1 2–0
Al-Shabab 2–1 2–0 1–0
El Jaish 3–1 3–0 3–3
Tractor Sazi 3–1 0−1 2–4

Tractor Sazi Iran3–1United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira
Seyed-Salehi Goal 36'
Kazemian Goal 60'
Ebrahimzadeh Goal 80'
Report Mabkhout Goal 79'
Attendance: 69,839
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)

Al-Shabab Saudi Arabia2–0Qatar El Jaish
Anderson Goal 33' (o.g.)
Al-Ghamdi Goal 39'
Report

El Jaish Qatar3–3Iran Tractor Sazi
Ribeiro Goal 35'88'
Adriano Goal 67' (pen.)
Report Paixão Goal 24'
Seyed-Salehi Goal 51'
Geílson Goal 90+2'

Al-Jazira United Arab Emirates1–1Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab
Esmaeel Goal 55' Report Fallatah Goal 44'

El Jaish Qatar3–1United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira
Ribeiro Goal 7'58'
Yousef Goal 17'
Report Khater Goal 45+2'


Al-Jazira United Arab Emirates1–1Qatar El Jaish
Bargash Goal 25' Report Adriano Goal 33'

Tractor Sazi Iran0–1Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab
Report Tagliabué Goal 84'
Attendance: 51,330

El Jaish Qatar3–0Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab
Ribeiro Goal 3'82'90+3' Report
Attendance: 8,112
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)

Al-Jazira United Arab Emirates2–0Iran Tractor Sazi
Oliveira Goal 7'
Khater Goal 90+2'
Report

Al-Shabab Saudi Arabia2–1United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira
Al-Shamrani Goal 47'
Al-Sulaitin Goal 80'
Report Diaky Goal 30'

Tractor Sazi Iran2–4Qatar El Jaish
Geílson Goal 3'66' Report Sayed Goal 48' (pen.)
Bakur Goal 52'71' (pen.)
Go Seul-Ki Goal 83'
Attendance: 1,100

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qatar Lekhwiya 6 3 2 1 10 7 +3 11
United Arab Emirates Al-Shabab Al-Arabi 6 3 0 3 8 9 −1 9
Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq 6 2 1 3 6 5 +1 7
Uzbekistan Pakhtakor 6 2 1 3 6 9 −3 7
  ETT SHA LEK PAK
Al-Ettifaq 4–1 0–0 2–0
Al-Shabab Al-Arabi 1−0 3–1 0–1
Lekhwiya 2−0 2–1 3−1
Pakhtakor 1–0 1−2 2–2
Tiebreakers
  • Al-Ettifaq are ranked ahead of Pakhtakor on head-to-head record.


Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 3
Uzbekistan Pakhtakor 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3

Pakhtakor Uzbekistan1–0Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq
Abdukholiqov Goal 73' Report

Lekhwiya Qatar2–1United Arab Emirates Al-Shabab Al-Arabi
Soria Goal 20'
Msakni Goal 33'
Report Edgar Goal 10'

Al-Ettifaq Saudi Arabia0–0Qatar Lekhwiya
Report

Lekhwiya Qatar3–1Uzbekistan Pakhtakor
Dia Goal 21'
Soria Goal 84'90+1'
Report Urunov Goal 40'


Pakhtakor Uzbekistan2–2Qatar Lekhwiya
Urunov Goal 26'
Traoré Goal 56' (o.g.)
Report Soria Goal 1'
Msakni Goal 67'

Al-Ettifaq Saudi Arabia4–1United Arab Emirates Al-Shabab Al-Arabi
Bashir Goal 16'71'
Al-Shehri Goal 42'
Al-Salem Goal 80'
Report Edgar Goal 51'

Al-Shabab Al-Arabi United Arab Emirates3–1Qatar Lekhwiya
Obaid Goal 46'
Ciel Goal 76'
Edgar Goal 90+2'
Report Msakni Goal 36'

Al-Ettifaq Saudi Arabia2–0Uzbekistan Pakhtakor
Al-Shehri Goal 24'
Al-Jamaan Goal 41'
Report

Lekhwiya Qatar2–0Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq
Luiz Jr. Goal 12'
Muftah Goal 65'
Report

Pakhtakor Uzbekistan1–2United Arab Emirates Al-Shabab Al-Arabi
Makharadze Goal 19' (pen.) Report Dhahi Goal 1'
Makharadze Goal 64' (o.g.)

Group C[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli 6 4 2 0 16 8 +8 14
Qatar Al-Gharafa 6 3 1 2 13 11 +2 10
Iran Sepahan 6 3 0 3 12 13 −1 9
United Arab Emirates Al-Nasr 6 0 1 5 7 16 −9 1
  AHL GHA NAS SEP
Al-Ahli 2–0 2−2 4−1
Al-Gharafa 2–2 3−1 3–1
Al-Nasr 1–2 2–4 1–2
Sepahan 2–4 3–1 3–0

Sepahan Iran3–0United Arab Emirates Al-Nasr
Sukaj Goal 22'81'
Ebrahimi Goal 87'
Report

Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia2–0Qatar Al-Gharafa
Al-Bassas Goal 35'
Victor Simões Goal 90+4'
Report
Attendance: 9,556
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)

Al-Gharafa Qatar3–1Iran Sepahan
Cissé Goal 16'58'
Siddiq Goal 90+2'
Report Ahmadi Goal 13'

Al-Nasr United Arab Emirates1–2Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
Morimoto Goal 13' Report Al Hosni Goal 17'36'

Al-Nasr United Arab Emirates2–4Qatar Al-Gharafa
Fardan Goal 56'
Correa Goal 58'
Report Cissé Goal 24'
Shami Goal 31'
Nenê Goal 45+1' (pen.)
Quaye Goal 84'
Attendance: 5,132

Sepahan Iran2–4Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
Sukaj Goal 3'
Talebi Goal 86'
Report Victor Simões Goal 23'65'
Bruno César Goal 39'
Al Hosni Goal 46'

Al-Gharafa Qatar3–1United Arab Emirates Al-Nasr
Quaye Goal 8'
Nenê Goal 55'
Al Shammari Goal 79'
Report Morimoto Goal 16'

Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia4–1Iran Sepahan
Al-Bassas Goal 44'62'
Bruno César Goal 68' (pen.)
Al-Khamees Goal 90+1'
Report Đalović Goal 82'

Al-Gharafa Qatar2–2Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
Alex Goal 24'
Cissé Goal 54' (pen.)
Report Al Hosni Goal 31'
Palomino Goal 68'

Al-Nasr United Arab Emirates1–2Iran Sepahan
Taher Goal 71' Report Đalović Goal 29'
Gholami Goal 79'

Sepahan Iran3–1Qatar Al-Gharafa
Jahan Alian Goal 11'
Gholami Goal 48'
Khalatbari Goal 55'
Report Siddiq Goal 44'
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)

Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia2–2United Arab Emirates Al-Nasr
Bakshwin Goal 8' (pen.)
Al-Jassim Goal 77'
Report Léo Lima Goal 23' (pen.)
Malullah Goal 55'
Attendance: 1,730
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)

Group D[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Iran Esteghlal 6 4 1 1 11 5 +6 13
Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 6 4 0 2 10 6 +4 12
United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 6 2 0 4 6 9 −3 6
Qatar Al-Rayyan 6 1 1 4 7 14 −7 4
  AIN HIL RAY EST
Al-Ain 3–1 2–1 0–1
Al-Hilal 2–0 3–1 1–2
Al-Rayyan 2–1 0–2 3–3
Esteghlal 2–0 0–1 3–0

Al-Ain United Arab Emirates3–1Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
Abdulrahman Goal 27'
Brosque Goal 46'
Gyan Goal 90+2'
Report Al-Zori Goal 9'

Al-Rayyan Qatar3–3Iran Esteghlal
Tabata Goal 37' (pen.)
Omranzadeh Goal 58' (o.g.)
Nilmar Goal 87'
Report Samuel Goal 27'
Borhani Goal 45+1'
Nekounam Goal 86' (pen.)

Esteghlal Iran2–0United Arab Emirates Al-Ain
Samuel Goal 64'
Majidi Goal 73'
Report
Attendance: 21,330

Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia3–1Qatar Al-Rayyan
Al-Qahtani Goal 57'74'
Al-Shalhoub Goal 88'
Report Ismail Goal 86'

Al-Ain United Arab Emirates2–1Qatar Al-Rayyan
Ekoko Goal 34'
Brosque Goal 70'
Report Nilmar Goal 32'

Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia1–2Iran Esteghlal
Al-Dossari Goal 68' Report Montazeri Goal 80'
Borhani Goal 86'

Al-Rayyan Qatar2–1United Arab Emirates Al-Ain
Nilmar Goal 59'
Al-Marri Goal 86'
Report Ahmed Goal 78'

Esteghlal Iran0–1Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
Report Al Abed Goal 35'

Esteghlal Iran3–0Qatar Al-Rayyan
Majidi Goal 45'
Beikzadeh Goal 73'
Borhani Goal 90+1'
Report
Attendance: 28,330

Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia2–0United Arab Emirates Al-Ain
Al-Dossari Goal 4'
Wesley Goal 24'
Report

Al-Ain United Arab Emirates0–1Iran Esteghlal
Report Nekounam Goal 80' (pen.)

Al-Rayyan Qatar0–2Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
Report Al Abed Goal 78'
Al-Harthi Goal 83'

Group E[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
South Korea FC Seoul 6 3 2 1 11 5 +6 11
Thailand Buriram United 6 1 4 1 6 6 0 7
China Jiangsu Sainty 6 2 1 3 5 10 −5 7
Japan Vegalta Sendai 6 1 3 2 5 6 −1 6
  BUR SEO JIA SEN
Buriram United 0–0 2–0 1–1
FC Seoul 2–2 5–1 2–1
Jiangsu Sainty 2–0 0–2 0–0
Vegalta Sendai 1–1 1–0 1–2
Tiebreakers
  • Buriram United and Jiangsu Sainty are tied on head-to-head record, and so are ranked by overall goal difference.


Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Thailand Buriram United 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
China Jiangsu Sainty 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3

Vegalta Sendai Japan1–1Thailand Buriram United
Ryang Yong-Gi Goal 53' (pen.) Report Osmar Goal 76'
Attendance: 10,206

FC Seoul South Korea5–1China Jiangsu Sainty
Damjanović Goal 8'61'
Yun Il-Lok Goal 33'56'
Molina Goal 87'
Report Salihi Goal 80'
Attendance: 6,231
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)

Buriram United Thailand0–0South Korea FC Seoul
Report


FC Seoul South Korea2–1Japan Vegalta Sendai
Escudero Goal 6'
Kim Jin-Kyu Goal 22'
Report Wilson Goal 87' (pen.)


Buriram United Thailand2–0China Jiangsu Sainty
Suchao Goal 39'
Charyl Goal 60'
Report

Buriram United Thailand1–1Japan Vegalta Sendai
Osmar Goal 53' Report Nakahara Goal 90+3'
Attendance: 19,237


FC Seoul South Korea2–2Thailand Buriram United
Jung Seung-Yong Goal 55'
Kim Hyun-Sung Goal 74'
Report Ekkachai Goal 56'
Theeraton Goal 75'

Vegalta Sendai Japan1–2China Jiangsu Sainty
Sugai Goal 24' Report Liu Jianye Goal 38'
Salihi Goal 62'

Group F[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
China Guangzhou Evergrande 6 3 2 1 14 5 +9 11
South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 6 2 4 0 10 6 +4 10
Japan Urawa Red Diamonds 6 3 1 2 11 11 0 10
Thailand Muangthong United 6 0 1 5 4 17 −13 1
  GUA JEO MUA URA
Guangzhou Evergrande 0–0 4–0 3–0
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1–1 2–0 2–2
Muangthong United 1–4 2–2 0–1
Urawa Red Diamonds 3–2 1–3 4–1
Tiebreakers
  • Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors are ranked ahead of Urawa Red Diamonds on head-to-head record.


Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 4
Japan Urawa Red Diamonds 2 0 1 1 3 5 −2 1

Guangzhou Evergrande China3–0Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
Barrios Goal 16'
Muriqui Goal 65'
Suzuki Goal 90+1' (o.g.)
Report
Attendance: 39,876

Muangthong United Thailand2–2South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Gjurovski Goal 45+1' (pen.)
Kim Yoo-Jin Goal 89'
Report Lee Dong-Gook Goal 6' (pen.)
Oris Goal 78'
Attendance: 10,317

Urawa Red Diamonds Japan4–1Thailand Muangthong United
Kashiwagi Goal 8'
Sekiguchi Goal 65'
Haraguchi Goal 69'
Thritthi Goal 78' (o.g.)
Report Siaka Goal 90'
Attendance: 23,246

Guangzhou Evergrande China4–0Thailand Muangthong United
Conca Goal 51'90+2' (pen.)
Muriqui Goal 58'
Gao Lin Goal 84'
Report
Attendance: 39,841

Muangthong United Thailand1–4China Guangzhou Evergrande
Sarawut Goal 53' Report Muriqui Goal 40'43'
Zheng Zhi Goal 56'
Feng Xiaoting Goal 86'
Attendance: 10,207

Urawa Red Diamonds Japan3–2China Guangzhou Evergrande
Koroki Goal 52'
Abe Goal 63'
Márcio Richardes Goal 67' (pen.)
Report Barrios Goal 37'
Muriqui Goal 87'
Attendance: 19,687
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)

Group G[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Uzbekistan Bunyodkor 6 2 4 0 6 3 +3 10
China Beijing Guoan 6 2 3 1 4 2 +2 9
South Korea Pohang Steelers 6 1 4 1 5 6 −1 7
Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima 6 0 3 3 2 6 −4 3
  BEI BUN POH HIR
Beijing Guoan 0–1 2–0 2–1
Bunyodkor 0–0 2–2 0–0
Pohang Steelers 0–0 1–1 1–1
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0–0 0–2 0–1

Pohang Steelers South Korea0–0China Beijing Guoan
Report
Attendance: 6,832

Beijing Guoan China2–1Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Lang Zheng Goal 21'
Piao Cheng Goal 79'
Report Ishihara Goal 75'
Attendance: 29,616

Bunyodkor Uzbekistan2–2South Korea Pohang Steelers
Pyschur Goal 15'
Murzoev Goal 90+4'
Report Lee Myung-Joo Goal 60'
Lee Gwang-Hoon Goal 67'
Attendance: 5,000

Bunyodkor Uzbekistan0–0China Beijing Guoan
Report
Attendance: 7,520

Beijing Guoan China0–1Uzbekistan Bunyodkor
Report Musaev Goal 32'
Attendance: 37,811


Pohang Steelers South Korea1–1Uzbekistan Bunyodkor
Park Sung-Ho Goal 90+3' Report Pyschur Goal 79'
Attendance: 7,357

Group H[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Japan Kashiwa Reysol 6 4 2 0 14 4 +10 14
Australia Central Coast Mariners 6 2 1 3 5 9 −4 7
China Guizhou Renhe 6 1 3 2 6 7 −1 6
South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings 6 0 4 2 4 9 −5 4
  CCM GUI KSW SUW
Central Coast Mariners 2–1 0–3 0–0
Guizhou Renhe 2–1 0–1 2–2
Kashiwa Reysol 3–1 1–1 0–0
Suwon Samsung Bluewings 0–1 0–0 2–6

Guizhou Renhe China0–1Japan Kashiwa Reysol
Report Cléo Goal 45+1'


Central Coast Mariners Australia2–1China Guizhou Renhe
Bojić Goal 50'
Sainsbury Goal 80'
Report Rose Goal 71' (o.g.)

Suwon Samsung Bluewings South Korea2–6Japan Kashiwa Reysol
Choi Jae-Soo Goal 52'
Ristić Goal 73' (pen.)
Report Tanaka Goal 16'67'
Kurisawa Goal 51'75'
Kudo Goal 55'90+3'
Attendance: 7,845
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)



References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "AFC Champions League 2013 Competition Regulations". AFC. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-03-02.
  2. ^ "ACL 2013 – Group Stage Draw". AFC. 6 December 2012.
  3. ^ "AFC Calendar of Competitions 2013" (PDF). AFC.

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