2011 AFC CL - knockout stages

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2011 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby nzfooty » Sat May 21, 2011 11:27 am

Round of 16

24 May

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (South Korea) v (China) Tianjin Teda
Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju

Gamba Osaka (Japan) v (Japan) Cerezo Osaka
Osaka Expo '70 Stadium, Suita

Sepahan (Iran) v (Uzbekistan) Bunyodkor
Foolad Shahr Stadium, Isfahan

Al-Ittihad (Saudi Arabia) v (Saudi Arabia) Al-Hilal
Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium, Jeddah


25 May

Suwon Samsung Bluewings (South Korea) v (Japan) Nagoya Grampus
Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon

FC Seoul (South Korea) v (Japan) Kashima Antlers
Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul

Zob Ahan (Iran) v (Saudi Arabia) Al-Nassr
Foolad Shahr Stadium, Isfahan

Al-Sadd (Qatar) v (Saudi Arabia) Al-Shabab
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha

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Re: 2011 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby nzfooty » Tue May 24, 2011 6:32 pm

Just a reminder that two matches will kick-off in around 90 minutes time:

Gamba Osaka v Cerezo Osaka
Contrasting fortunes in the J.League. Gamba have made a good start with with a 4-0-1 record while Cerezo are 0-5-1. Still, this a cup match, and when local rivals clash anything can happen.

Jeonbuk FC v Tianjin Teda
Tianjin are a rarity - a Chinese team in the knock-out stages. Unfortunately for them, they are up against probably K-League's strongest teams in the 2011 CL.

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Re: 2011 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby nzfooty » Tue May 24, 2011 10:11 pm

nzfooty wrote:
Gamba Osaka v Cerezo Osaka
Contrasting fortunes in the J.League. Gamba have made a good start with with a 4-0-1 record while Cerezo are 0-5-1. Still, this a cup match, and when local rivals clash anything can happen.


0-1. Woof!
Gamba Osaka 0 - 1 Cerezo Osaka
(T. Inui 88')

nzfooty wrote:Jeonbuk FC v Tianjin Teda
Tianjin are a rarity - a Chinese team in the knock-out stages. Unfortunately for them, they are up against probably K-League's strongest teams in the 2011 CL.


No surprises here...
Jeonbuk FC 3 - 0 Tianjin Teda
(Eninho 32', 43', 84')

The 43' has also been credited to Lee Seung-hyun by some.

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Re: 2011 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby mustoe02 » Wed May 25, 2011 1:56 pm

0-1. Woof!


Do we have ourselves an AC Jimbo fan?

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Re: 2011 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby nzfooty » Wed May 25, 2011 4:44 pm

mustoe02 wrote:
0-1. Woof!


Do we have ourselves an AC Jimbo fan?


Indeed. I listen to Football Weekly as often as I can.

Two other results from last night:
Sepahan (Iran) 3-1 (Uzbekistan) Bunyodkor
(F. Januário 27', I. Toure 32', H. Aghily 69' pen - S. Djordjevic 57')

Al-Ittihad (Saudi Arabia) 3-1 (Saudi Arabia) Al-Hilal
(N. Assis 15', A. Ziaya 17', N. Assis 60' - A. Al-Dosari 82')

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Re: 2011 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby sjc_three » Wed May 25, 2011 4:54 pm

mustoe02 wrote:
0-1. Woof!


Do we have ourselves an AC Jimbo fan?

Funnily enough was just catching up this morning on an episode I'd missed a few weeks ago, the one where they're taking the piss out of the number of times he used woof in one piece! It's a brilliant show. Shame the season's over, although at least we've got the OV to see us through till August!

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Re: 2011 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby eujin » Wed May 25, 2011 7:05 pm

Injuries, poor form, mid-table obscurity...
But it's still the Japanese champions, Korean champions, record J-League winners and, err, Suwon coming up against each other today.

I see that the final will be held at the home venue of one of the teams. I wonder if a Korean team got to the final they'd be able to fill their stadium. What would it take?

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Re: 2011 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby eujin » Wed May 25, 2011 9:58 pm

Everything seems to be going swimmingly for the Koreans with both clubs up 2-0 with about twenty minutes left to play....

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Re: 2011 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby eujin » Wed May 25, 2011 10:22 pm

FC Seoul nicked a third at the end, but with a combined scoreline of 8-0 in the first knockout round, Korea are once again very much the best league in the East.

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Re: 2011 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby mustoe02 » Thu May 26, 2011 12:00 am

I see that the final will be held at the home venue of one of the teams. I wonder if a Korean team got to the final they'd be able to fill their stadium. What would it take?


Cracking point, but we both know that it would take more than a Korean side at home to become Champions of Asia to fill most anywhere, except perhaps Gyeongnam. Jeju Utd, had they got there, would still only have got 4,000 at most.

If they could only arrange things so the finalists got to play at home to Man Utd...

Still, hooray for Korea. Let's all pat ourselves on the 등. :-)

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Re: 2011 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby eujin » Thu May 26, 2011 12:19 am

You don't think Suwon vs Seoul at Big Bird would do it?

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Re: 2011 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby daeguowl » Thu May 26, 2011 1:58 am

Do they give a huge chunk of tickets to corporate sponsors? Could imagine that some of those might go unused

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Re: 2011 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby nzfooty » Thu May 26, 2011 7:14 am

Suwon Samsung Bluewings (South Korea) 2-0 (Japan) Nagoya Grampus
Yeom Ki-Hun 23'
Lee Sang-Ho 57'

FC Seoul (South Korea) 3-0 (Japan) Kashima Antlers
Bang Seung-Hwan 38'
Damjanović 55'
Ko Myong-Jin 90+2'

Zob Ahan (Iran) 4-1 (Saudi Arabia) Al-Nassr
Ghazi 1' ------------------------ Al-Mutwa 66'
Castro 5', 63'
Kheiri 74'

Al-Sadd (Qatar) 1-0 (Saudi Arabia) Al-Shabab
Koni 12'

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Re: 2011 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby anamerican » Thu May 26, 2011 11:54 am

FC SEOUL (KOR)
SUWON SAMSUNG BLUEWINGS (KOR)
CEREZO OSAKA (JPN)
JEONBUK HYUNDAI MOTORS (KOR)

FOOLAD MOBAREKEH SEPAHAN (IRN)
AL ITTIHAD (KSA)
AL SADD (QAT)
ZOBAHAN (IRN)

LAST EIGHT.

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Re: 2011 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby mustoe02 » Thu May 26, 2011 1:46 pm

You don't think Suwon vs Seoul at Big Bird would do it?


No I don't. The K-League grand championship final thing a couple of years ago was that tie exactly and whilst the ground was as full as I've ever seen it, it was still only two-thirds full (though the official attendance was over 100% capacity, impressively). I know the media outlets would go big on it if it were to happen and that could inflate the crowds, but I find it very hard to imagine the place being full to capacity- though would love to be proved wrong.

Does anyone know when the draw for the quarter finals is?


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