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2012 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby nzfooty » Fri May 18, 2012 10:56 pm

2012 AFC CL Group Stage thread can be found here:
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Round of 16

22 May

Al-Jazira (United Arab Emirates) v (Saudi Arabia) Al-Ahli
Sepahan (Iran) v (Iran) Esteghlal

23 May

Al-Ittihad (Saudi Arabia) v (Iran) Persepolis
Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia) v (United Arab Emirates) Baniyas

29 May

Adelaide United (Australia) v (Japan) Nagoya Grampus
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (South Korea) v (Uzbekistan) Bunyodkor

30 May

Ulsan (South Korea) v (Japan) Kashiwa Reysol
Guangzhou Evergrande (China) v (Japan) FC Tokyo


Quarter-finals
The first legs will be played 19 September 2012, and the second legs will be played 2–3 October 2012

Semi-finals
The first legs will be played 24 October 2012, and the second legs will be played 31 October 2012.

Final
9 or 10 November

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Re: 2012 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby eujin » Sat May 19, 2012 3:01 am

Terrible really, but I did notice all four of the Qatari teams got knocked out in the groups. Does this tell us something about the strength of the Qatar Stars League that we didn't already know after Al Sadd's triumph last year? Bin Hammam's no longer running the AFC. Curious case, they've still got the core of last year's squad, but are currently lying fourth in the domestic league, behind a couple of sides who can't be any better than Hwang's Pohang. It does seem that the Qatari league throws up a wider variety of clubs, whereas we always seem to get more or less the same names from Saudi and Iran.

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Re: 2012 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby nzfooty » Sat May 19, 2012 11:13 am

eujin wrote:Terrible really, but I did notice all four of the Qatari teams got knocked out in the groups. Does this tell us something about the strength of the Qatar Stars League that we didn't already know after Al Sadd's triumph last year? Bin Hammam's no longer running the AFC. Curious case, they've still got the core of last year's squad, but are currently lying fourth in the domestic league, behind a couple of sides who can't be any better than Hwang's Pohang. It does seem that the Qatari league throws up a wider variety of clubs, whereas we always seem to get more or less the same names from Saudi and Iran.


You might be interested in this bunch of club statistics some dedicated individual put together:
Australian clubs in the AFC Champions League
Chinese clubs in the AFC Champions League
Iraqi clubs in the AFC Champions League
Japanese clubs in the AFC Champions League
Qatari clubs in the AFC Champions League
South Korean clubs in the AFC Champions League
Thai clubs in the AFC Champions League

Unfortunately, there is nothing similar on Saudi Arabia and Iran which would allow us to quickly confirm your observations.

It is interesting that the Qatari league is providing three players for the national team. Only the K-League, and the J.League (with 4) are greater contributors.

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Re: 2012 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby eujin » Sat May 19, 2012 6:24 pm

nzfooty wrote:You might be interested in this bunch of club statistics some dedicated individual put together:

There are two new teams from the Qatar League from 2012 for that list, Lekhwiya and al Arabi, bringing us up to seven teams. One of the missing teams is al Jaish, who according to wikipedia are an army team. For an army team though they don't seem to have many Qatari players.

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Re: 2012 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby nzfooty » Wed May 23, 2012 7:15 am

22 May

Al-Jazira (United Arab Emirates) 3 – 3 (Saudi Arabia) Al-Ahli [aet, 2-4]
Sepahan (Iran) 2 – 0 (Iran) Esteghlal

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Re: 2012 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby nzfooty » Thu May 24, 2012 6:45 am

Round of 16

22 May

Al-Jazira (United Arab Emirates) 3 – 3 (Saudi Arabia) Al-Ahli [aet, 2-4]
Sepahan (Iran) 2 – 0 (Iran) Esteghlal

23 May

Al-Ittihad (Saudi Arabia) 3 – 0 (Iran) Persepolis
Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia) 7 – 1 (United Arab Emirates) Baniyas


29 May

Adelaide United (Australia) v (Japan) Nagoya Grampus
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (South Korea) v (Uzbekistan) Bunyodkor

30 May

Ulsan (South Korea) v (Japan) Kashiwa Reysol
Guangzhou Evergrande (China) v (Japan) FC Tokyo

Quarter-finals
(19 Sep & 2–3 Oct)

Qualified:
[*] Al-Ahli (Saudi Arabia)
[*]Sepahan (Iran)
[*]Al-Ittihad (Saudi Arabia)
[*]Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia)

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Re: 2012 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby anamerican » Thu May 24, 2012 2:51 pm

I forgot about the time....
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Re: 2012 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby Holyjoe » Thu May 24, 2012 5:27 pm

nzfooty wrote:Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia) 7 – 1 (United Arab Emirates) Baniyas[/b]


Yoo Byung-soo scored four of those goals... still banging them in on a reasonably regular basis for Al-Hilal.

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Re: 2012 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby anamerican » Tue May 29, 2012 9:12 am

Little bump. Seongnam's hosting a match tonight and Ulsan tomorrow.
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Re: 2012 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby just because » Tue May 29, 2012 9:27 am

Holyjoe wrote:
nzfooty wrote:Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia) 7 – 1 (United Arab Emirates) Baniyas[/b]


Yoo Byung-soo scored four of those goals... still banging them in on a reasonably regular basis for Al-Hilal.

Good to see...he has become somewhat forgotten.

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Re: 2012 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby anamerican » Tue May 29, 2012 1:13 pm

I'm under family pressure to NOT go to Tancheon tonight. ㅜ ㅜ
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Re: 2012 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby just because » Tue May 29, 2012 7:00 pm

Bit surprised to see it is just a one-off game....

Why wouldnt they make it a home and away two game contest....not like they are constricted for time, the quarter finals are not until September.

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Re: 2012 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby eujin » Tue May 29, 2012 8:17 pm

just because wrote:Bit surprised to see it is just a one-off game....

Why wouldnt they make it a home and away two game contest....not like they are constricted for time, the quarter finals are not until September.

It's been a one-off match for a few years now. I think it was a bit of an afterthought from the days where only the group winners went through to the quarter finals. Now we have both first and second placed teams qualifying from the groups, but the first placed teams still have the advantage of the home tie.

I don't know if the AFC would make more money from an extra match. They pay for a lot of the flying around and stuff, so early rounds with a lot of teams might be a money drainer rather than a money maker.

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Re: 2012 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby Spatula City » Tue May 29, 2012 9:42 pm

anamerican wrote:I'm under family pressure to NOT go to Tancheon tonight. ㅜ ㅜ

That sucks man, maybe they'll win one for you in absentia. The wife and I will be at the Big Crown tomorrow night, praying that our recent league form was simply because we're going all in to win this Champions League!

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Re: 2012 AFC CL - knockout stages

Postby Suwonesque » Tue May 29, 2012 9:48 pm

Seongnam 1 goal down at Tancheon at the second half. Bunyodkor had a penalty. First half finished 0-0.
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