2015 AFC Champions League group stage

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The 2015 AFC Champions League group stage was played from 24 February to 6 May 2015. A total of 32 teams competed in the group stage to decide the 16 places in the knockout stage of the 2015 AFC Champions League.[1]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the group stage was held on 11 December 2014, 16:00 UTC+8, at the Petaling Jaya Hilton Hotel 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 Zone, 16 from East Zone) were entered into the group stage draw, which included the 24 automatic qualifiers and the eight qualifying play-off winners, whose identity was not known at the time of the draw:

Zone Teams
West Zone
(Groups A–D)
East 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;
  4. Greater number of away goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  5. If, after applying criteria 1 to 4, teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 4 are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 6 to 10 apply;
  6. Goal difference in all the group matches;
  7. Greater number of goals scored in all the group matches;
  8. Penalty shoot-out if only two teams are involved and they are both on the field of play;
  9. 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);
  10. Team who belongs to the member association with the higher AFC ranking.

Groups[edit]

The matchdays were 24–25 February, 3–4 March, 17–18 March, 7–8 April, 21–22 April, and 5–6 May 2015.[3]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification LEK PER NSR BYD
1 Qatar Lekhwiya 6 4 1 1 9 5 +4 13 Advance to knockout stage 3–0 1–1 1–0
2 Iran Persepolis 6 4 0 2 7 7 0 12 3–0 1–0 2–1
3 Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr 6 2 2 2 7 6 +1 8 1–3 3–0 1–1
4 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor 6 0 1 5 2 7 −5 1 0–1 0–1 0–1
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Persepolis Iran3–0Qatar Lekhwiya
Bengar Goal 60'
Norouzi Goal 66'
Nouri Goal 83' (pen.)
Report

Bunyodkor Uzbekistan0–1Iran Persepolis
Report Nouri Goal 21' (pen.)
Lekhwiya Qatar1–1Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr
Weiss Goal 51' Report Musa Goal 47' (o.g.)

Bunyodkor Uzbekistan0–1Qatar Lekhwiya
Report Nam Tae-hee Goal 28' (pen.)
Attendance: 9,820
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)
Al-Nassr Saudi Arabia3–0Iran Persepolis
Mierzejewski Goal 32'
Estoyanoff Goal 86'
Al-Raheb Goal 90+5'
Report

Persepolis Iran1–0Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr
Taremi Goal 62' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Ma Ning (China)
Lekhwiya Qatar1–0Uzbekistan Bunyodkor
Weiss Goal 43' Report

Bunyodkor Uzbekistan0–1Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr
Report Mierzejewski Goal 33'
Lekhwiya Qatar3–0Iran Persepolis
Msakni Goal 69'
Nam Tae-hee Goal 83'
Afif Goal 90+3'
Report

Al-Nassr Saudi Arabia1–3Qatar Lekhwiya
Al-Raheb Goal 36' Report Msakni Goal 28'
Nam Tae-hee Goal 32'
Soria Goal 58' (pen.)
Persepolis Iran2–1Uzbekistan Bunyodkor
Nouri Goal 49' (pen.)
Jurabaev Goal 73' (o.g.)
Report Rashidov Goal 61'
Attendance: 100,000

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification AIN NAF PAK SHB
1 United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 6 3 3 0 7 2 +5 12 Advance to knockout stage 3–0 1–1 0–0
2 Iran Naft Tehran 6 2 2 2 8 8 0 8 1–1 1–1 2–1
3 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor 6 1 3 2 6 8 −2 6 0–1 2–1 0–2
4 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab 6 1 2 3 5 8 −3 5 0–1 0–3 2–2
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Pakhtakor Uzbekistan2–1Iran Naft Tehran
Makharadze Goal 48'
Sergeev Goal 85'
Report Ghorbani Goal 59'
Al-Ain United Arab Emirates0–0Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab
Report

Naft Tehran Iran1–1United Arab Emirates Al-Ain
Kouroshi Goal 50' Report Gyan Goal 58' (pen.)
Attendance: 3,300
Referee: Tan Hai (China)
Al-Shabab Saudi Arabia2–2Uzbekistan Pakhtakor
Al-Khaibari Goal 35'
Hazazi Goal 84'
Report Sergeev Goal 62'
Makharadze Goal 71' (pen.)

Pakhtakor Uzbekistan0–1United Arab Emirates Al-Ain
Report Stoch Goal 61'
Naft Tehran Iran2–1Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab
Motahari Goal 86'
Padovani Goal 90'
Report Hazazi Goal 43' (pen.)
Attendance: 1,560

Al-Ain United Arab Emirates1–1Uzbekistan Pakhtakor
Kembo Goal 20' Report Sergeev Goal 45+2'
Al-Shabab Saudi Arabia0–3Iran Naft Tehran
Report Amiri Goal 57'
Motahari Goal 83'
Aliyari Goal 90+1'

Naft Tehran Iran1–1Uzbekistan Pakhtakor
Rezaei Goal 25' Report Kozak Goal 36'
Attendance: 1,840
Al-Shabab Saudi Arabia0–1United Arab Emirates Al-Ain
Report Gyan Goal 58'

Al-Ain United Arab Emirates3–0Iran Naft Tehran
Abdulrahman Goal 63'
Gyan Goal 74'
Kembo Goal 87'
Report

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification HIL SAD FOO LOK
1 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 6 4 1 1 9 4 +5 13 Advance to knockout stage 2–1 2–0 3–1
2 Qatar Al-Sadd 6 3 1 2 9 9 0 10 1–0 1–0 6–2
3 Iran Foolad 6 1 3 2 2 4 −2 6 0–0 0–0 1–0
4 Uzbekistan Lokomotiv Tashkent 6 1 1 4 10 13 −3 4 1–2 5–0 1–1
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Foolad Iran0–0Qatar Al-Sadd
Report
Attendance: 37,843
Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia3–1Uzbekistan Lokomotiv Tashkent
Kariri Goal 11'
Al-Salem Goal 14'
Neves Goal 71'
Report Mirzayev Goal 39'

Lokomotiv Tashkent Uzbekistan1–1Iran Foolad
Zoteev Goal 6' Report Jama'ati Goal 32'
Attendance: 7,456
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)
Al-Sadd Qatar1–0Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
Ibrahim Goal 29' Report
Attendance: 6,843
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)

Foolad Iran0–0Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
Report
Attendance: 37,452
Al-Sadd Qatar6–2Uzbekistan Lokomotiv Tashkent
Ibrahim Goal 27' (pen.)50'
Al-Haydos Goal 34'
Belhadj Goal 40'
Hassan Goal 63'
Grafite Goal 66'
Report Kojašević Goal 56'
J. J. Hasanov Goal 77' (pen.)

Lokomotiv Tashkent Uzbekistan5–0Qatar Al-Sadd
Bikmaev Goal 7'14'
Shoakhmedov Goal 55'
Kojašević Goal 79'
Koryan Goal 90+1'
Report
Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia2–0Iran Foolad
Al-Shamrani Goal 46'
Al-Shahrani Goal 61'
Report

Lokomotiv Tashkent Uzbekistan1–2Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
Abdukholiqov Goal 90+4' Report Al Abed Goal 56'
Al-Zori Goal 72'
Al-Sadd Qatar1–0Iran Foolad
Muriqui Goal 42' Report

Foolad Iran1–0Uzbekistan Lokomotiv Tashkent
Jahantigh Goal 89' Report
Attendance: 2,142
Referee: Ma Ning (China)
Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia2–1Qatar Al-Sadd
Al-Salem Goal 20'
Kasola Goal 69' (o.g.)
Report Al-Haydos Goal 32' (pen.)

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification AHS AHU NSF TRA
1 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli 6 3 3 0 11 7 +4 12 Advance to knockout stage 2–1 2–1 2–0
2 United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli 6 2 2 2 8 8 0 8 3–3 0–0 3–2
3 Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 8 0–0 0–1 2–1
4 Iran Tractor Sazi 6 1 1 4 7 11 −4 4 2–2 1–0 1–2
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Nasaf Qarshi Uzbekistan2–1Iran Tractor Sazi
Shomurodov Goal 46'
Karimov Goal 52'
Report Edinho Goal 32'
Al-Ahli United Arab Emirates3–3Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
Al Hammadi Goal 19'79'
Khalil Goal 43'
Report Osvaldo Goal 2'
Al-Mogahwi Goal 41'
Al-Jassim Goal 57'
Attendance: 7,200
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)

Tractor Sazi Iran1–0United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli
Ahmadzadeh Goal 40' Report
Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia2–1Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi
Al Soma Goal 22'
Al-Amari Goal 78'
Report Geworkýan Goal 65'

Al-Ahli United Arab Emirates0–0Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi
Report
Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia2–0Iran Tractor Sazi
Al-Jassim Goal 71'79' Report
Attendance: 45,482
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)

Tractor Sazi Iran2–2Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
Edinho Goal 60'
Saghebi Goal 77'
Report Al Soma Goal 74'90'
Attendance: 32,500
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)
Nasaf Qarshi Uzbekistan0–1United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli
Report Ribeiro Goal 81'

Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia2–1United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli
Abu Radeah Goal 78'
Bruno César Goal 90+4'
Report Ribeiro Goal 16'

Al-Ahli United Arab Emirates3–2Iran Tractor Sazi
Ribeiro Goal 58'
Khalil Goal 77'88'
Report Bayrami Goal 21'
Nariman Jahan Goal 67'
Attendance: 3,540
Nasaf Qarshi Uzbekistan0–0Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
Report
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Masaaki Toma (Japan)

Group E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification KSW JHM SLT BBD
1 Japan Kashiwa Reysol 6 3 2 1 14 9 +5 11 Advance to knockout stage 3–2 2–1 5–1
2 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 6 3 2 1 14 6 +8 11 0–0 4–1 3–0
3 China Shandong Luneng Taishan 6 2 1 3 13 17 −4 7 4–4 1–4 3–1
4 Vietnam Becamex Bình Dương 6 1 1 4 6 15 −9 4 1–0 1–1 2–3
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors South Korea0–0Japan Kashiwa Reysol
Report
Becamex Bình Dương Vietnam2–3China Shandong Luneng Taishan
Oseni Goal 48'
Wang Qiang Goal 56' (o.g.)
Report Wang Yongpo Goal 47'
Yang Xu Goal 61'81'

Kashiwa Reysol Japan5–1Vietnam Becamex Bình Dương
Kudo Goal 42'67'
Vranković Goal 44' (o.g.)
Kim Chang-soo Goal 56'
Otani Goal 75'
Report Oseni Goal 82'


Shandong Luneng Taishan China4–4Japan Kashiwa Reysol
Wang Yongpo Goal 4'
Júnior Urso Goal 34'
Montillo Goal 37'
Yang Xu Goal 49' (pen.)
Report Leandro Goal 23'
Kudo Goal 29'
Cristiano Goal 32'76'

Kashiwa Reysol Japan3–2South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Eduardo Goal 9'
Taketomi Goal 20'39'
Report Lee Dong-gook Goal 67'81'

Group F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification GAM SNM BUR GRF
1 Japan Gamba Osaka 6 3 1 2 10 7 +3 10 Advance to knockout stage 2–1 1–1 0–2
2 South Korea Seongnam FC 6 3 1 2 7 5 +2 10 2–0 2–1 0–0
3 Thailand Buriram United 6 3 1 2 12 7 +5 10 1–2 2–1 5–0
4 China Guangzhou R&F 6 1 1 4 3 13 −10 4 0–5 0–1 1–2
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Gamba Osaka Japan0–2China Guangzhou R&F
Report Hamdallah Goal 10'
Wang Song Goal 80'
Attendance: 8,848
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)

Seongnam FC South Korea2–0Japan Gamba Osaka
Bueno Goal 8' (pen.)
Hwang Ui-jo Goal 67'
Report

Guangzhou R&F China0–1South Korea Seongnam FC
Report Hwang Ui-jo Goal 27'
Attendance: 8,638
Gamba Osaka Japan1–1Thailand Buriram United
Abe Goal 39' Report Theeraton Goal 62'
Attendance: 6,469

Seongnam FC South Korea0–0China Guangzhou R&F
Report
Buriram United Thailand1–2Japan Gamba Osaka
Theeraton Goal 9' Report Lins Goal 41'
Omori Goal 87'
Attendance: 23,987
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)

Guangzhou R&F China0–5Japan Gamba Osaka
Report Patric Goal 14'45'
Abe Goal 44'68'
Usami Goal 70'

Buriram United Thailand5–0China Guangzhou R&F
Diogo Goal 12'38'56'
Túñez Goal 36'
Macena Goal 59'
Report

Group G[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BJG SSB BRI URA
1 China Beijing Guoan 6 3 2 1 6 3 +3 11 Advance to knockout stage 1–0 0–1 2–0
2 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings 6 3 2 1 11 8 +3 11 1–1 3–1 2–1
3 Australia Brisbane Roar 6 2 1 3 7 9 −2 7 0–1 3–3 1–2
4 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds 6 1 1 4 5 9 −4 4 1–1 1–2 0–1
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Brisbane Roar Australia0–1China Beijing Guoan
Report Shao Jiayi Goal 90+3'
Attendance: 6,851
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)


Brisbane Roar Australia3–3South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Borrello Goal 13'
Clut Goal 22'80'
Report Seo Jung-jin Goal 39'50'
Jong Tae-se Goal 71'

Urawa Red Diamonds Japan1–1China Beijing Guoan
Makino Goal 74' Report Yu Dabao Goal 33'
Attendance: 13,683

Urawa Red Diamonds Japan1–2South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Ljubijankić Goal 69' Report Ko Cha-won Goal 74'
Kaio Goal 89'
Attendance: 13,924
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)
Beijing Guoan China0–1Australia Brisbane Roar
Report Kaluđerović Goal 39'

Brisbane Roar Australia1–2Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
Kaluđerović Goal 70' Report Koroki Goal 24'
Muto Goal 57'
Attendance: 5,941

Group H[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification GET SEO WSW KSM
1 China Guangzhou Evergrande 6 3 1 2 9 9 0 10 Advance to knockout stage 1–0 0–2 4–3
2 South Korea FC Seoul 6 2 3 1 5 4 +1 9 0–0 0–0 1–0
3 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers 6 2 2 2 9 7 +2 8 2–3 1–1 1–2
4 Japan Kashima Antlers 6 2 0 4 10 13 −3 6 2–1 2–3 1–3
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Kashima Antlers Japan1–3Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
Doi Goal 68' Report Shoji Goal 54' (o.g.)
Takahagi Goal 86'
Bridge Goal 90+3'
Guangzhou Evergrande China1–0South Korea FC Seoul
Goulart Goal 31' Report

Western Sydney Wanderers Australia2–3China Guangzhou Evergrande
La Rocca Goal 57'
Castelen Goal 90+5'
Report Goulart Goal 19'58'64'
FC Seoul South Korea1–0Japan Kashima Antlers
Kim Jin-kyu Goal 66' Report

Guangzhou Evergrande China4–3Japan Kashima Antlers
Goulart Goal 10'62'
Elkeson Goal 57'
Zhao Xuri Goal 90+2'
Report Takasaki Goal 36'
Doi Goal 51'
Shibasaki Goal 90+3'

Western Sydney Wanderers Australia1–1South Korea FC Seoul
Bulut Goal 12' Report Go Yo-han Goal 72'

Western Sydney Wanderers Australia1–2Japan Kashima Antlers
Rukavytsya Goal 24' Report Doi Goal 66'
Kanazaki Goal 90+1'
Attendance: 5,221
FC Seoul South Korea0–0China Guangzhou Evergrande
Report

Guangzhou Evergrande China0–2Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
Report Bridge Goal 33'
Juric Goal 90+3'
Attendance: 35,641
Kashima Antlers Japan2–3South Korea FC Seoul
Akasaki Goal 8'
Shibasaki Goal 79'
Report Lee Woong-hee Goal 36'
Osmar Goal 51'
Molina Goal 90+1'

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "AFC Champions League 2015 Competition Regulations" (PDF). AFC.
  2. ^ "AFC Champions League 2015 Draw". AFC. 12 December 2014.
  3. ^ "AFC Calendar of Competitions 2015" (PDF). AFC.

External links[edit]