2014 AFC Champions League knockout stage

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

Qualified teams[edit]

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

Zone 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 played a single-elimination tournament, with the teams split between the two zones until the final. Each tie was 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 were used to decide the winner if necessary.[1]


The schedule of each round was 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 0 0 (0)  
  South Korea FC Seoul (p) 0 0 0 (3)  
Japan Kawasaki Frontale 2 2 4
South Korea FC Seoul (a) 3 1 4  
  South Korea FC Seoul 0 0 0  
  Australia Western Sydney Wanderers 0 2 2  
Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3 0 3  
Australia Western Sydney Wanderers (a) 1 2 3  
  Australia Western Sydney Wanderers (a) 1 1 2
  China Guangzhou Evergrande 0 2 2  
Japan Cerezo Osaka 1 1 2
China Guangzhou Evergrande 5 0 5  
  Australia Western Sydney Wanderers 1 0 1
  Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 0 0 0
Uzbekistan Bunyodkor 0 0 0  
Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 1 3 4  
  Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 1 0 1
  Qatar Al-Sadd 0 0 0  
Qatar Al-Sadd (a) 0 2 2
Iran Foolad 0 2 2  
  Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 3 1 4
  United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 0 2 2  
United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira 1 1 2  
United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 2 2 4  
  United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 2 3 5
  Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 0 1 1  
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]

Cerezo Osaka Japan1–5China Guangzhou Evergrande
Hasegawa Goal 30' Report Muriqui Goal 22'84'
Elkeson Goal 34' (pen.)37'
Gao Lin Goal 78'

Al-Jazira United Arab Emirates1–2United Arab Emirates Al-Ain
Fayez Goal 58' Report Gyan Goal 11'
O. Abdulrahman Goal 15'

Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia1–0Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab
Fallatah Goal 77' Report

Sanfrecce Hiroshima Japan3–1Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
Ishihara Goal 51'65'
Shibasaki Goal 90+1'
Report Juric Goal 78' (pen.)

Al-Sadd Qatar0–0Iran Foolad
Attendance: 6,320
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)

Second leg[edit]

Pohang Steelers won 3–1 on aggregate.

Guangzhou Evergrande China0–1Japan Cerezo Osaka
Report Liao Lisheng Goal 49' (o.g.)
Attendance: 38,431

Guangzhou Evergrande won 5–2 on aggregate.

Al-Ain United Arab Emirates2–1United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira
Gyan Goal 61'81' Report Mabkhout Goal 17'

Al-Ain won 4–2 on aggregate.

Al-Shabab Saudi Arabia1–3Saudi 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.

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

FC Seoul South Korea1–2Japan Kawasaki Frontale
Escudero Goal 8' Report Kobayashi Goal 29'
Morishima Goal 90+2'

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

Foolad Iran2–2Qatar Al-Sadd
Chimba Goal 77' (pen.)87' Report Belhadj Goal 16'
Ibrahim Goal 29'
Attendance: 48,753

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

Al-Hilal won 4–0 on aggregate.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
West Asia Zone
Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia 1–0 Qatar Al-Sadd 1–0 0–0
Al-Ain United Arab Emirates 5–1 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 2–0 3–1
East Asia Zone
Pohang Steelers South Korea 0–0 (a.e.t.)
South Korea FC Seoul 0–0 0–0 (a.e.t.)
Western Sydney Wanderers Australia 2–2 (a) China Guangzhou Evergrande 1–0 1–2

First leg[edit]

Al-Ain United Arab Emirates2–0Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
Ismail Goal 48'
Gyan Goal 61'

Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia1–0Qatar Al-Sadd
Al-Faraj Goal 71' Report

Pohang Steelers South Korea0–0South Korea FC Seoul

Second leg[edit]

Al-Sadd Qatar0–0Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal

Al-Hilal won 1–0 on aggregate.

Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia1–3United Arab Emirates Al-Ain
Ismail Goal 35' (o.g.) Report Gyan Goal 40'
O. Abdulrahman Goal 66'
Diaky Goal 84'

Al-Ain won 5–1 on aggregate.

0–0 on aggregate. FC Seoul won 3–0 on penalties.

Guangzhou Evergrande China2–1Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
Diamanti Goal 61'
Elkeson Goal 90+1'
Report Juric Goal 58' (pen.)
Attendance: 39,874
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)

2–2 on aggregate. Western Sydney Wanderers won on away goals.

  1. ^ The Al-Ittihad and Al-Ain match was played behind closed doors due to punishment by AFC.[5]


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
West Asia Zone
Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia 4–2 United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 3–0 1–2
East Asia Zone
FC Seoul South Korea 0–2 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers 0–0 0–2

First leg[edit]

Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia3–0United Arab Emirates Al-Ain
Al-Shamrani Goal 61'64'
Neves Goal 70'

FC Seoul South Korea0–0Australia Western Sydney Wanderers

Second leg[edit]

Al-Ain United Arab Emirates2–1Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
Lee Myung-joo Goal 10'
Kembo Goal 78'
Report Al-Shamrani Goal 66'

Al-Hilal won 4–2 on aggregate.

Western Sydney Wanderers Australia2–0South Korea FC Seoul
Poljak Goal 3'
Cole Goal 64'
Attendance: 18,896

Western Sydney Wanderers won 2–0 on aggregate.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Western Sydney Wanderers Australia 1–0 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 1–0 0–0
Western Sydney Wanderers Australia1–0Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
Juric Goal 64' Report
Attendance: 20,053

Western Sydney Wanderers won 1–0 on aggregate.


  1. ^ a b c "AFC Champions League 2014 Competition Regulations" (PDF). AFC.
  2. ^ "AFC Calendar of Competitions 2014" (PDF). AFC.
  3. ^ a b "Holders Guangzhou face Australian debutants". AFC. 28 May 2014.
  4. ^ "ACL 2014 KO Stage Draw Mechanics" (PDF). AFC.
  5. ^ "AFC Disciplinary Committee decisions". AFC. 12 August 2014.

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