2018 OFC Champions League knockout stage

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The 2018 OFC Champions League knockout stage was played from 7 April to 20 May 2018.[1] A total of eight teams competed in the knockout stage to decide the champions of the 2018 OFC Champions League.

Qualified teams[edit]

The winners and runners-up of each of the four groups in the group stage advanced to the quarter-finals.

Group Winners Runners-up
A Vanuatu Nalkutan Papua New Guinea Toti City
B French Polynesia Dragon Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
C New Zealand Auckland City Fiji Lautoka
D New Zealand Team Wellington Solomon Islands Marist

Format[edit]

In the knockout stage, the eight teams played on a single-elimination basis. In the quarter-finals, each tie was played as a single match, while in the semi-finals and final, each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. The away goals rule (for two-legged ties), extra time and penalty shoot-out were used to decide the winner if necessary.

Bracket[edit]

The bracket of the knockout stage was determined as follows:

Round Matchups
Quarter-finals (Group winners host match, matchups decided by draw, teams from same group cannot play each other)
  • QF1
  • QF2
  • QF3
  • QF4
Semi-finals (Matchups and order of legs decided by draw, involving winners QF1, QF2, QF3, QF4)
  • SF1
  • SF2
Final (Order of legs decided by draw)
  • Winner SF1 vs. Winner SF2

The bracket was decided after the draw for the knockout stage (quarter-finals, semi-finals, final) was held on 5 March 2018 at the OFC Headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand.[2][3]

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                             
New Zealand Team Wellington 11  
Papua New Guinea Toti City 0  
  New Zealand Team Wellington (a) 0 2 2  
  New Zealand Auckland City 0 2 2  
New Zealand Auckland City 2
  Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors 0  
    New Zealand Team Wellington 6 4 10
  Fiji Lautoka 0 3 3
  French Polynesia Dragon 1  
Fiji Lautoka 2  
Fiji Lautoka 1 1 2
  Solomon Islands Marist 1 0 1  
Vanuatu Nalkutan 1
  Solomon Islands Marist 2  

Schedule[edit]

The schedule of each round was as follows.[4][1]

Round First leg Second leg
Quarter-finals 7–8 April 2018
Semi-finals 22 April 2018 29 April 2018
Final 13 May 2018 20 May 2018

Quarter-finals[edit]

In the quarter-finals, the winners of one group played the runners-up of another group (teams from same group cannot play each other), with the group winners hosting the match, and the matchups decided by draw.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Team Wellington New Zealand 11–0 Papua New Guinea Toti City
Auckland City New Zealand 2–0 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
Dragon French Polynesia 1–2 Fiji Lautoka
Nalkutan Vanuatu 1–2 Solomon Islands Marist
Team Wellington New Zealand11–0Papua New Guinea Toti City
Report

Auckland City New Zealand2–0Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
Report
Attendance: 350

Dragon French Polynesia1–2Fiji Lautoka
Report
Attendance: 3,000

Nalkutan Vanuatu1–2Solomon Islands Marist
Report

Semi-finals[edit]

In the semi-finals, the four quarter-final winners played in two ties, with the matchups and order of legs decided by draw.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Lautoka Fiji 2–1 Solomon Islands Marist 1–1 1–0
Team Wellington New Zealand 2–2 (a) New Zealand Auckland City 0–0 2–2
Lautoka Fiji1–1Solomon Islands Marist
Report
Marist Solomon Islands0–1Fiji Lautoka
Report

Lautoka won 2–1 on aggregate.


Team Wellington New Zealand0–0New Zealand Auckland City
Report
Auckland City New Zealand2–2New Zealand Team Wellington
Report

2–2 on aggregate. Team Wellington won on away goals.

Final[edit]

In the final, the two semi-final winners played each other, with the order of legs decided by draw.

Team Wellington New Zealand6–0Fiji Lautoka
Report
Lautoka Fiji3–4New Zealand Team Wellington
Report
Attendance: 1,000

Team Wellington won 10–3 on aggregate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "OFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2018 KNOCKOUT STAGE" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation.
  2. ^ "Quarter final fixtures confirmed". Oceania Football Confederation. 5 March 2018.
  3. ^ "2018 OFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE KNOCKOUT STAGE OFFICIAL DRAW". YouTube. 5 March 2018.
  4. ^ "OFC Champions League schedule revealed". Oceania Football Confederation. 11 January 2018.

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