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2.14
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63.83
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2.14
1.27
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63%
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16.45
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Are you a fan of Asian football? Learn more about the AFC Champions League and AFC Champions League Predictions in this article.

WHAT IS AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE?

The AFC Champions League is abbreviated as ACL. This is an annual continental club football competition which is organized by the Asian Football Confederation. The former format of the competition is the Asian Club Championship started in 1967.

AFC Champions LeagueAFC Champions League

THE HISTORY OF THE AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

1967-1972: Asian Club Championship 

In 1967, the AFC Champions League was established under the name the Asian Champion Club Tournament. This was the competition for the champions of AFC nations. Its first tournament staged as a straightforward knockout format and the following three editions including a group stage. Israeli clubs dominated the first four editions of the competition, Lebanese won the 1970 tournament and AI-Shorta won the next season. After the 1972 edition had to be canceled by the Asian Football Confederation because two Arab teams refused to commit to playing against Israel side Maccabi Netanya, the  AFC announced to discontinue the tournament, and Israel were expelled from the confederation. 

1985-2002: The Asian Club Championship was reborn

  • In 1985: Asia’s Premier Club Tournament was held as the return of the Asian Club Championship. 
  • In 1990, the AFC introduced the Asian Cup Winners Cup for cup winners of each AFC nation.
  • In 1995, the Asian Super Cup was born. The competition was joined by the winners of the Asian Club Championship and the Asian Cup Winners’ Cup.

2002- present: AFC Champions League

In the 2002-03 season, the Asian Club Championship, Asian Cup Winners’ Cup, and Asian Super Cup combined to become the AFC Champions League. League champions and cup winners would be eligible for the qualifying playoffs with the best eight teams from East Asia and the eight best teams from West Asia progressing to the group stage. The first winners of the AFC Champions League were Al-Ain after they defeated BEC Tero Sasana 2–1 on aggregate.

Beginning from 2021, the group stage is expanded from 32 to 40 teams. Both the West and East Regions have five groups of four teams. The slot allocation for the top six member associations in each region remains unchanged. 

 

Al- Hilal- AFC Champions League Winners 2019Al- Hilal- AFC Champions League Winners 2019

HOW IS THE FORMAT OF THE AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE?

Qualification

Since 2009, the AFC Champions League commences with a double round-robin group stage of 32 teams, which is preceded by qualifying matches for teams that do not get direct entry to the competition proper. Teams are divided into east and west zones to progress separately in the tournament.

The number of teams entering into the competition is determined annually via criteria as set by the AFC Competitions Committee

Tournament

The tournament proper begins with a group stage of 40 teams divided into 10 groups. When making the draw for this stage, seeding is used. Teams from the same country are not being drawn into groups together. There are two competing zones for the five East Asian groups and for the five West Asian groups. Each team meets the others in its group twice at home and away stadiums in a round-robin format. The top two best teams of each group then progress to the next round. 

For this Play-off round, the winning team from one group plays against the runners-up from another group from their competing zone. 

The away goals rule is used to define the points of teams:

  • If the score of the two games is tied after 180 minutes, the team who scored more goals at their rival’s stadium advances. 
  • If the total points are still tied, clubs will play extra time
  • If the score of the extra time is still equal, the rule of penalty shootouts is used.

The Group Stage and Round of 16 matches are played through the first half of the year( Feb-May). Whereas, the Knockout Stage is played during the second half of the year( Aug-Nov). The Knockout games are played in a two-legged tournament, including the Final.

Allocation

32 AFC nations have had teams taking part in Qualification. Only 19 teams of AFC countries have reached the Group Stage of the AFC Champions League.

The 2022 AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SCHEDULE

Stage

Round

Draw date

Match date

Preliminary stage

Preliminary round 1

No draw

1 March 2022 (E), 15 March 2022 (W)

Preliminary round 2

8 March 2022 (E), 5 April 2022 (W)

Play-off stage

Play-off round

15 March 2022 (E), 20 April 2022 (W)

Group stage

Matchday 1

17 January 2022

15–16 April 2022 (E), 10–11 May 2022 (W)

Matchday 2

18–19 April 2022 (E), 13–14 May 2022 (W)

Matchday 3

21–22 April 2022 (E), 16–17 May 2022 (W)

Matchday 4

24–25 April 2022 (E), 19–20 May 2022 (W)

Matchday 5

27–28 April 2022 (E), 22–23 May 2022 (W)

Matchday 6

30 April – 1 May 2022 (E), 25–26 May 2022 (W)

Knockout stage

Round of 16

29–31 August 2022

Quarter-finals

TBD

12–14 September 2022

Semi-finals

11–12 October 2022

Final

29 October 2022

PRIZE AND TROPHY OF THE COMPETITION

According to the announcement of the 2020 AFC Champions League, the prize money of the league is shown as below: 

Prize money of the AFC Champions League

Phase

Purse

(USD)

Travel Subsidy

(per match)

Preliminary stage

N/A

$40,000

Playoff stage

N/A

$40,000

Group stages

Win: $50,000

Draw: $10,000

$60,000

Round of 16

$100,000

$60,000

Quarter-finals

$150,000

$60,000

Semi-finals

$250,000

$60,000

Final

Champions: $4,000,000

Runners-up: $2,000,000

$120,000

 

The champion of the competition will be awarded the league’s trophy which is engraved with the AFC Champions League logo

 

AFC Champions League TrophyAFC Champions League Trophy

TOP 10 PERFORMANCE BY NATION IN THE AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

As of the 2021 season, South Korea is the dominant of the league with 12 times reaching the winning titles and 6 times being its runner-up. The next-placed nations are respectively Japan and Saudi Arabia

Top 10 AFC Champions League Nation Winners

Nation

Titles

Runners-up

South Korea

12

6

Japan

7

4

Saudi Arabia

6

9

Iran

3

6

China

3

2

Israel

3

1

Qatar

2

1

Thailand

2

1

United Arab Emirates

1

3

Australia

1

1

 

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REFERENCE SOURCES

  • https://www.the-afc.com/competitions/afc-champions-league/
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFC_Champions_League
Group A
Overall table PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1 Al Hilal Riyadh 13 6 4 1 1 11 5 6
2 Al-Rayyan SC 13 6 4 1 1 10 7 3
3 Sharjah SCC 5 6 1 2 3 7 11 -4
4 FC Istiklol 3 6 1 0 5 5 10 -5
Group B
Overall table PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1 Al Shabab Riyadh 16 6 5 1 0 18 1 17
2 Mumbai City FC 7 6 2 1 3 3 11 -8
3 Al Quwa Al Jawiya 7 6 2 1 3 7 10 -3
4 Al Jazira SC 4 6 1 1 4 4 10 -6
Group C
Overall table PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1 Foolad Khuzestan 12 6 3 3 0 5 2 3
2 Shabab Al Ahli Dubai 10 6 2 4 0 14 7 7
3 Al Gharafa 5 6 1 2 3 7 14 -7
4 Ahal FK 4 6 1 1 4 6 9 -3
Group D
Overall table PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1 Al Duhail 15 6 5 0 1 17 9 8
2 Al Taawon Buraidah 7 6 2 1 3 13 12 1
3 Sepahan 7 6 2 1 3 8 12 -4
4 Pakhtakor Tashkent 6 6 2 0 4 10 15 -5
Group E
Overall table PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1 Al Faisaly Harmah 9 6 2 3 1 5 4 1
2 Nasaf 9 6 2 3 1 8 5 3
3 Al Sadd 7 6 2 1 3 10 11 -1
4 Al-Wehdat 6 6 1 3 2 9 12 -3
Group F
Overall table PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1 Daegu FC 13 6 4 1 1 14 4 10
2 Urawa Red Diamonds 13 6 4 1 1 20 2 18
3 Lion City Sailors FC 7 6 2 1 3 8 14 -6
4 Shandong Taishan 1 6 0 1 5 2 24 -22
Group G
Overall table PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1 BG Pathum United 12 6 3 3 0 11 2 9
2 Melbourne City 12 6 3 3 0 10 3 7
3 Jeonnam Dragons 8 6 2 2 2 5 5 0
4 United City 0 6 0 0 6 1 17 -16
Group H
Overall table PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1 Yokohama F-Marinos 13 6 4 1 1 9 3 6
2 Jeonbuk Motors 12 6 3 3 0 7 4 3
3 Hoang Anh Gia Lai 5 6 1 2 3 4 7 -3
4 Sydney FC 2 6 0 2 4 3 9 -6
Group I
Overall table PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1 Johor Darul Takzim 13 6 4 1 1 11 7 4
2 Kawasaki Frontale 11 6 3 2 1 17 4 13
3 Ulsan Hyundai 10 6 3 1 2 14 7 7
4 Guangzhou FC 0 6 0 0 6 0 24 -24
Group J
Overall table PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1 Vissel Kobe 8 4 2 2 0 10 3 7
2 Kitchee 7 4 2 1 1 7 6 1
3 Chiangrai Utd 1 4 0 1 3 2 10 -8
3 Shanghai Port 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0