Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Kuala Lumpur: Reigning champions Johor Darul Ta'zim will face Hong Kong's South China in the AFC Cup quarter-finals following the official draw for the Knockout Stage in Malaysia on Thursday.
The Southern Tigers were unstoppable in the Group Stage as they raced to first place in Group H, winning all six of their matches and racking up 21 goals while conceding just three.
Teams through to the last eight of the AFC Cup: Air Force Club (Iraq), Al Ahed (Lebanon), Al Jaish (Syria), Al Muharraq (Bahrain), Johor Darul Ta’zim (Malaysia), JSW Bengaluru (India), South China (Hong Kong) Tampines Rovers (Singapore).
Quarter-final 1 West: Air Force Club v Al Jaish
Quarter-final 2 West: Al Ahed v Al Muharraq
Quarter-final 3 East: South China v Johor Darul Ta’zim
Quarter-final 4 East: JSW Bengaluru v Tampines Rovers
The clubs drawn first for Quarter-final 1 through to Quarter-final 4 will host the first leg of the quarter-finals while the clubs drawn second will host the second leg.
The winners of Quarter-final 1 and Quarter-final 3 will host the first leg of the semi-finals while the winners of Quarter-final 2 and Quarter-final 4 will host the second leg.
The AFC Cup final will be held over a single match and the host was determined by a draw between the Semi-final 1 and Semi-final 2 winners.
AFC Cup 2016 Knockout Stage Match Schedule
September 13, 2016
Quarter-final 1 West (1st Leg)
Quarter-final 3 East (1st Leg)
September 14, 2016
Quarter-final 2 West (1st Leg)
Quarter-final 4 East (1st Leg)
September 20, 2016
Quarter-final 1 West (2nd Leg)
Quarter-final 3 East (2nd Leg)
September 21, 2016
Quarter-final 2 West (2nd Leg)
Quarter-final 4 East (2nd Leg)
September 27, 2016
Semi-final 1: Winner of QF1 v Winner of QF2 (1st Leg)
September 28, 2016
Semi-final 2: Winner of QF3 v Winner of QF4 (1st Leg)
October 18, 2016
Semi-final 1: Winner of QF2 v Winner of QF1 (2nd Leg)
October 19, 2016
Semi-final 2: Winner of QF4 v Winner of QF3 (2nd Leg)
November 5, 2016
Final: Winner of SF1 v Winner of SF2