2018 Chinese FA Cup

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2018 The Chinese Football Association Cup
CFA Cup
Country China
Dates11 November 2017–30 November 2018
Teams64
ChampionsBeijing Sinobo Guoan
Runners-upShandong Luneng Taishan
AFC Champions LeagueBeijing Sinobo Guoan
Top goal scorer(s)Spain Jonathan Viera (5 goals)
Best playerChina Zhang Xizhe
2017
2019

Yanjing Beer 2018 Chinese FA Cup (Chinese: 燕京啤酒2018中国足球协会杯) was the 20th edition of the Chinese FA Cup. On 29 December 2017, Yanjing Beer extended their sponsorship contract for another four years (2018–2021).[1]

Schedule[edit]

The schedule was as follows.[2][3][4]

Round Date Clubs
remaining
Clubs
involved
Winners from
previous round
New entries
this round
New Entries Notes
Preliminary Round 11–18 November 2017 92 16 none 16
Qualifying Round 30 December 2017 – 7 January 2018 84 24 8 16
First Round 17–18 March 72 16 8 8 last 8 teams from the 2018 China League Two and last 8 teams from the qualifying round
Second Round 24–25 March 64 32 8 24 top 20 teams from the 2018 China League Two and top 4 teams from the qualifying round
Third Round 10–12 April 48 32 16 16 16 2018 China League One teams
Fourth Round 24–25 April 32 32 16 16 16 2018 Chinese Super League teams
Fifth Round 1–2 May 16 16 16 none
Quarter-Finals First Leg 9 June and 7–8 July
Second Leg 24–25 July
8 8 8 none
Semi-Finals First Leg 21–23 August
Second Leg 25–27 September
4 4 4 none
Final First Leg 24–25 November
Second Leg 1–2 December
2 2 2 none

Home Advantage Decision[edit]

According to Chinese FA Cup Procedure, in each round, home team advantages are decided as follows.[5]

Rounds Rules
First Round According to FA Cup draw.
Second Round
Third Round The team in lower tier in 2018 season decides whether they play at home.
Fourth Round
Fifth Round Teams in different tiers: The team in lower tier in 2018 season decides whether they play at home.
Teams in the same tier: The team ranked higher in 2017 season decides whether they play at home.
Quarter-Finals Teams in different tiers: The team in higher tier in 2018 season will hold the 1st leg and the other team hold the 2nd leg.
Teams in the same tier: The team ranked lower in 2017 season will hold the 1st leg and the other team hold the 2nd leg.
Semi-Finals
Final

Qualifying rounds[edit]

Association ranking[edit]

For the 2018 Chinese FA Cup Preliminary Round, the local football associations are allocated places according to the total number of FA Cup matches of all amateur clubs associated to local FAs from 2011 to 2016.[6] Shanghai Jiading City Development, who advanced to the third round of 2017 Chinese FA Cup, and the champions and the runners-up of 2017 "I Love Football" Chinese Football Nongovernmental Championships would joined the Qualifying Round directly.[6]

Rank Association Points Teams
1 Dalian FA 12 3
2 Guangdong FA 10
3 Qingdao FA 8 2
Jiangsu FA
Zhejiang FA
6 Wuhan FA 6
7 Shenyang FA 5
Shandong FA
Shanghai FA
10 Guangxi FA 3
11 Changchun FA 2
Rank Association Points Teams
11 Shanxi FA 2 2
Nanjing FA
14 Hebei FA 1
Henan FA
Nei Mongol FA
Xi'an FA
Hubei FA
19 Heilongjiang FA 0 1
Jilin FA
Liaoning FA
Yanbian FA
Rank Association Points Teams
19 Beijing FA 0 1
Tianjin FA
Gansu FA
Ningxia FA
Qinghai FA
Shaanxi FA
Xinjiang FA
Chengdu FA
Guangzhou FA
Hunan FA
Shenzhen FA
Rank Association Points Teams
19 Hainan FA 0 1
Anhui FA
Jiangxi FA
Fujian FA
Xiamen FA
Chongqing FA
Guizhou FA
Yunnan FA
Sichuan FA
Tibet FA
Kunming FA

Preliminary Round[edit]

29 teams registered to participate in the qualifying rounds of the 2018 Chinese FA Cup. Teams ranked 9–13 in the north group and Teams ranked 6–17 in the south group participated in this round.[2]

North Group[edit]

South Group[edit]

Qualifying Round[edit]

Teams ranked 1–8 in the north group, teams ranked 1–5 in the south group, 8 preliminary round winners, Shanghai Huajiao and Hangzhou Wuyue Qiantang, the champions and the runners-up of 2017 "I Love Football" Chinese Football Nongovernmental Championships and Shanghai Jiading City Development, who advanced to the third round of 2017 Chinese FA Cup will participate in this round.[2] Hangzhou Wuyue Qiantang, already qualified as top five teams in the south group, left a vacancy which was filled by Nanchang Honggutan Teneng. Shenyang West Winner, already qualified as top eight teams in the north group, withdrew and replaced by Chifeng Hongshan Shire.

Format[edit]

Format of Qualifying Round was a variation of Double-elimination tournament with three rounds as follows.

  • Round 1: Team 1 VS Team 2; Team 3 VS Team 4
  • Round 2: Winners from the Round 1 would compete against each other and the winner would qualify and be ranked the 1st; Losers from the Round 1 would compete against each other and the loser would be eliminated and ranked the 4th.
  • Round 3: The remaining two teams would compete against each other and the winner would qualify and be ranked the 2nd while the loser would be eliminated and ranked the 3rd.[2]

Group A[edit]

  First Round Second Round Third Round
                           
  1 Dalian Tongshun 1(6)  
2 Guangzhou Haoxin 1(7)  
  W1 Guangzhou Haoxin (Q) 3
  W2 Liuzhou Ranko 1  
3 Liuzhou Ranko 4
  4 Hunan Sports Lottery 3  
    L3 Liuzhou Ranko 0
  W4 Dalian Tongshun (Q) 5
  L1 Dalian Tongshun 2
  L2 Hunan Sports Lottery 0

Group B[edit]

  First Round Second Round Third Round
                           
  1 Wuhan Chufeng Heli 4  
2 Nanjing Shaye 1  
  W1 Wuhan Chufeng Heli (Q) 5
  W2 Baotou Fanmeng 1  
3 Shenyang City Gongyong 2
  4 Baotou Fanmeng 3  
    L3 Baotou Fanmeng 0
  W4 Nanjing Shaye (Q) 5
  L1 Nanjing Shaye 1
  L2 Shenyang City Gongyong 0

Group C[edit]

  First Round Second Round Third Round
                           
  1 Changzhou Tianshan 1  
2 Nanchang Honggutan Teneng 0  
  W1 Changzhou Tianshan 0
  W2 Ningbo Yinbo (Q) 4  
3 Qingdao Elite United 0
  4 Ningbo Yinbo 3  
    L3 Changzhou Tianshan (Q) 5
  W4 Nanchang Honggutan Teneng 0
  L1 Nanchang Honggutan Teneng 1(3)
  L2 Qingdao Elite United 1(1)

Group D[edit]

  First Round Second Round Third Round
                           
  1 Hubei Huachuang 0(3)  
2 Chongqing High Wave 0(0)  
  W1 Hubei Huachuang 0
  W2 Dalian Bay (Q) 2  
3 Dalian Bay 1(5)
  4 Qingdao Kunpeng 1(3)  
    L3 Hubei Huachuang 1
  W4 Qingdao Kunpeng (Q) 2
  L1 Chongqing High Wave 4
  L2 Qingdao Kunpeng 5

Group E[edit]

  First Round Second Round Third Round
                           
  1 Hainan Dingli Flying Tiger 3(4)  
2 Chifeng Hongshan Shire 3(3)  
  W1 Hainan Dingli Flying Tiger 1
  W2 Shanghai Jiading City Development (Q) 6  
3 Shanghai Jiading City Development 9
  4 Changzhi Popeye 2  
    L3 Hainan Dingli Flying Tiger 0
  W4 Chifeng Hongshan Shire (Q) 1
  L1 Chifeng Hongshan Shire 4
  L2 Changzhi Popeye 0

Group F[edit]

  First Round Second Round Third Round
                           
  1 Jinan Dayou 1  
2 Dalian Ruiheng 2  
  W1 Dalian Ruiheng 1(2)
  W2 Hangzhou Wuyue Qiantang (Q) 1(4)  
3 Hangzhou Wuyue Qiantang 2
  4 Shanghai Huajiao 1  
    L3 Dalian Ruiheng 0
  W4 Jinan Dayou (Q) 3
  L1 Jinan Dayou 1
  L2 Shanghai Huajiao 0

First round[edit]

Shenzhen Pengcheng and Sichuan Jiuniu replaced Qiqihar Zhongjian and Lhasa Chengtou who withdrew from 2018 China League Two in the original draw.[7]

Second round[edit]

Baotou Nanjiao and Fujian Tianxin replaced Chengdu Qianbao and Shanghai JuJu Sports who withdrew from 2018 China League Two in the original draw.[7]

Notes
  1. ^ Jilin Baijia was given home advantage according to the rules, but the match was later switched to be hosted by Shanghai Sunfun.

Third round[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Jilin Baijia was given home advantage according to the rules, but the match was later switched to be hosted by Wuhan Zall.

Fourth round[edit]

Fifth Round[edit]

Bracket (quarter-finals onwards)[edit]

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                   
Jiangsu Suning (1) 0 2 2  
Guangzhou R&F (1) 0 3 3  
  Guangzhou R&F (1) 1 0 1  
  Beijing Sinobo Guoan (1) 5 3 8  
Shanghai SIPG (1) 1 2 3 (4)
Beijing Sinobo Guoan (1) (p) 2 1 3 (5)  
  Beijing Sinobo Guoan (1) 1 2 3
  Shandong Luneng Taishan (1) 1 2 3
Guizhou Hengfeng (1) 0 0 0  
Shandong Luneng Taishan (1) 0 3 3  
  Shandong Luneng Taishan (1) 1 3 4
  Dalian Yifang (1) 0 0 0  
Sichuan Jiuniu (3) 0 0 0
Dalian Yifang (1) 3 2 5  

Quarter-Finals[edit]

1st Leg[edit]

2nd Leg[edit]

Dalian Yifang won 5–0 on aggregate.

Shandong Luneng Taishan won 3–0 on aggregate.

3–3 on aggregate. Beijing Sinobo Guoan won 5–4 on penalties.

Guangzhou R&F won 3–2 on aggregate.

Semi-Finals[edit]

1st Leg[edit]

2nd Leg[edit]

Shandong Luneng Taishan won 4–0 on aggregate.

Beijing Sinobo Guoan won 8–1 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

1st Leg[edit]

Beijing Sinobo Guoan (1)1–1Shandong Luneng Taishan (1)
Attendance: 48,856
GK 1 China Hou Sen
RB 28 China Jiang Tao
CB 3 China Yu Yang
CB 19 China Yu Dabao (c)
LB 4 China Li Lei
CM 5 Brazil Renato Augusto Substituted off 90+1'
CM 6 China Chi Zhongguo
CM 8 China Piao Cheng
AM 23 Spain Jonathan Viera Yellow card 90+4'
AM 10 China Zhang Xizhe
CF 17 Democratic Republic of the Congo Cédric Bakambu
Substitutes:
GK 25 China Guo Quanbo
DF 15 China Liu Huan
DF 18 China Jin Taiyan
DF 24 China Zhang Yu
DF 30 China Lei Tenglong Substituted in 90+1'
MF 26 China Lü Peng
FW 7 China Wei Shihao
Manager:
Germany Roger Schmidt
GK 20 China Han Rongze
RB 35 China Dai Lin
CB 4 Brazil Gil
CB 6 China Wang Tong
LB 5 China Zheng Zheng
RM 17 China Wu Xinghan Yellow card 40' Substituted off 54'
CM 22 China Hao Junmin (c)
CM 33 China Jin Jingdao
LM 13 China Zhang Chi
CF 19 Italy Graziano Pellè Yellow card 45'
CF 9 Brazil Diego Tardelli Substituted off 84'
Substitutes:
GK 1 China Liu Zhenli
DF 3 China Liu Junshuai
DF 11 China Liu Yang Yellow card 76' Substituted in 54'
MF 7 China Cui Peng
MF 16 China Zhou Haibin Substituted in 84'
MF 23 China Song Long
FW 29 China Cheng Yuan
Manager:
China Li Xiaopeng

Assistant referees:
Abdukhamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan)
Jakhongir Saidov (Uzbekistan)
Fourth official:
Li Haixin (Guangzhou FA)
Video assistant referee:
Gu Chunhan (Wuhan FA)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Zhang Long (Xi'an FA)

2nd Leg[edit]

Shandong Luneng Taishan (1)2–2Beijing Sinobo Guoan (1)
GK 20 China Han Rongze
RB 35 China Dai Lin Yellow card 62' Yellow-red card 90+5'
CB 4 Brazil Gil
CB 6 China Wang Tong
LB 5 China Zheng Zheng Yellow card 56'
RM 17 China Wu Xinghan Substituted off 29'
CM 22 China Hao Junmin (c)
CM 33 China Jin Jingdao Substituted off 84'
LM 13 China Zhang Chi Substituted off 65'
CF 19 Italy Graziano Pellè
CF 9 Brazil Diego Tardelli Yellow card 57'
Substitutes:
GK 1 China Liu Zhenli
DF 3 China Liu Junshuai Substituted in 84'
DF 11 China Liu Yang Substituted in 65'
MF 7 China Cui Peng Yellow card 71' Substituted in 29'
MF 16 China Zhou Haibin
MF 23 China Song Long
FW 29 China Cheng Yuan
Manager:
China Li Xiaopeng
GK 1 China Hou Sen
RB 28 China Jiang Tao
CB 3 China Yu Yang Yellow card 64'
CB 19 China Yu Dabao (c) Yellow card 38'
LB 4 China Li Lei
CM 5 Brazil Renato Augusto
CM 6 China Chi Zhongguo Substituted off 90+4'
CM 8 China Piao Cheng Substituted off 90+6'
AM 23 Spain Jonathan Viera Yellow card 90+3'
AM 10 China Zhang Xizhe Substituted off 87'
CF 17 Democratic Republic of the Congo Cédric Bakambu
Substitutes:
GK 25 China Guo Quanbo
DF 15 China Liu Huan
DF 18 China Jin Taiyan
DF 24 China Zhang Yu Substituted in 90+4'
DF 30 China Lei Tenglong Substituted in 87'
MF 26 China Lü Peng Substituted in 90+6'
FW 7 China Wei Shihao
Manager:
Germany Roger Schmidt

Assistant referees:
Tevita Makasini (Tonga)
Mark Rule (New Zealand)
Fourth official:
Jin Jingyuan (Chongqing FA)
Video assistant referee:
Ma Ning (Jiangsu FA)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Wang Di (Shanghai FA)

3–3 on aggregate. Beijing Sinobo Guoan won on away goals.

Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player of The Round[edit]