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2013–14 OFC Champions League

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2013–14 OFC Champions League
Tournament details
Host countriesFiji (group stage)
American Samoa (preliminary stage)
Dates15–19 October 2013 (preliminary stage)
7 April – 18 May 2014 (final stage)
Teams12 (final stage)
15 (total) (from 11 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsNew Zealand Auckland City (6th title)
Runners-upVanuatu Amicale
Tournament statistics
Matches played29
Goals scored110 (3.79 per match)
Top scorer(s)French Polynesia Naea Bennett
Argentina Emiliano Tade
(6 goals each)
Best player(s)Argentina Emiliano Tade
Best goalkeeperVanuatu Chikau Mansale

The 2013–14 OFC Champions League was the 13th edition of the Oceanian Club Championship, Oceania's premier club football tournament organized by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), and the 8th season under the current OFC Champions League name.

Auckland City became the first team to win four consecutive and six overall titles after defeating Amicale in the final. As the winner of the 2014 OFC Champions League, they earned the right to represent the OFC at the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup. Both finalists also earned invitations to participate in the 2014 OFC President's Cup.[1][2]

Format change

Location of teams of the 2013–14 OFC Champions League.
Red pog.svg
Teams entering the group stage
Blue pog.svg
Teams entering the preliminary stage

The OFC decided to change the format once again for the 2014 edition:[3]

  • The competition consisted of two stages – preliminary stage and final stage (group stage, semi-finals, and final).
  • For the preliminary stage, like in the previous season, four teams from the four weakest associations took part in this stage, with the tournament played in round-robin format at a single venue. From this season, the preliminary stage winner was granted direct qualification to the group stage.
  • For the group stage, 12 teams took part in this stage (increase from 8 teams in the past), and more importantly, it was played in a single country. Four associations were awarded two berths each, three associations were awarded one berth each, and one berth was given to the preliminary stage winner. The 12 teams were divided into three groups of four teams (teams from the same association may not be placed into the same group), where each group was played in round-robin format, with the group winners and the best runner-up progressing to the semi-finals.
  • For the semi-finals, like in the previous season, the two ties were played in home-and-away format over two legs.
  • For the final, the OFC Executive Committee decided that it was played in home-and-away format over two legs, instead of over one match at a pre-determined venue like in the previous season.[2]

Teams

A total of 15 teams from all 11 OFC associations entered the competition. The four associations with the best results in the 2012–13 OFC Champions League (Fiji, New Zealand, Tahiti, Vanuatu) were awarded two berths each, and three other associations (New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands) were awarded one berth each. Those teams directly entered the group stage, to be joined by the winner of the preliminary stage, which was contested by teams from the four developing associations (American Samoa, Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga).

Association Team Qualifying method
Teams entering the group stage
Fiji Fiji Ba 2013 Fiji National Football League champion
Nadi 2013 Fiji National Football League runner-up
New Caledonia New Caledonia Magenta 2012 New Caledonia Division Honneur champion
New Zealand New Zealand Waitakere United 2012–13 ASB Premiership grand final champion
2012–13 ASB Premiership regular season premier
Auckland City 2012–13 ASB Premiership regular season runner-up
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Hekari United 2013 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League champion
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors 2013–14 Telekom S-League champion
French Polynesia Tahiti Dragon 2012–13 Tahiti Ligue 1 champion
Pirae 2013–14 Tahiti Ligue 1 regular phase winner
Vanuatu Vanuatu Tafea 2013 Vanuatu National Super League champion
Amicale 2013 Vanuatu National Super League runner-up
Teams entering the preliminary stage
American Samoa American Samoa Pago Youth 2012 FFAS Senior League champion
Cook Islands Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga 2012 Cook Islands Round Cup champion
Samoa Samoa Kiwi 2011–12 Samoa National League champion
Tonga Tonga Lotoha'apai United 2011–12 Tonga Major League champion

Schedule

The schedule of the competition was as follows.[4]

Stage Date
Preliminary stage
(Host: American Samoa)
Matchday 1 15 October 2013
Matchday 2 17 October 2013
Matchday 3 19 October 2013
Group stage
(Host: Fiji)
Matchday 1 7–9 April 2014
Matchday 2 10–12 April 2014
Matchday 3 13–15 April 2014
Semi-finals
(Home-and-away)
First leg 26–27 April 2014
Second leg 3–4 May 2014
Final
(Home-and-away)
First leg 10–11 May 2014
Second leg 17–18 May 2014

Preliminary stage

The preliminary stage was played in Pago Pago, American Samoa from 15 to 19 October 2013 (all times UTC−11).[5] The draw to determine the fixtures was held on 8 October 2013 at the OFC Headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand.[6] The four teams played each other on a round-robin basis. The group winner advanced to the group stage to join the 11 automatic qualifiers.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Samoa Kiwi 3 3 0 0 12 3 +9 9
Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga 3 2 0 1 14 4 +10 6
Tonga Lotoha'apai United 2 0 0 2 2 7 −5 0
American Samoa Pago Youth 2 0 0 2 2 16 −14 0
Lotoha'apai United Tonga0–3Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga
Report Best 10'
Harmon 83'
Fowler 87'
Attendance: 900
Referee: Salesh Chand (Fiji)
Kiwi Samoa5–1American Samoa Pago Youth
Gaughan 14' (pen.), 30', 66'
Cowan 23', 39'
Report Kang 60'

Note: The Kiwi v Pago Youth match was originally scheduled to be played on 15 October 2013, 15:00 local time, but was postponed to the next day due to heavy rain.[7]


Lotoha'apai United Tonga2–4Samoa Kiwi
Moala 10'
M. Uhatahi 15'
Report Mason 12'
Cowan 32', 51'
Gaughan 59'
Attendance: 800
Referee: Isaac Trevis (New Zealand)
Pago Youth American Samoa1–11Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga
Kang 1' Report Paulus 17', 71' (pen.)
Best 45+1'
Strickland 50' (pen.)
Margetts 54', 60' (pen.), 78', 87'
Ruka 85'
Turepu 90'
Harmon 90+3'
Attendance: 900
Referee: Campbell-Kirk Waugh (New Zealand)

Pago Youth American SamoaCancelledTonga Lotoha'apai United
Referee: Salesh Chand (Fiji)

Note: The Pago Youth v Lotoha'apai United match was cancelled due to heavy rain and the fact that neither team could advance to the group stage.[8]

Tupapa Maraerenga Cook Islands0–3Samoa Kiwi
Report Cowan 22'
Mason 27'
Gaughan 88'

Group stage

The group stage was played in Ba and Lautoka, Fiji from 7 to 15 April 2014 (all times UTC+12).[1] The 12 teams were divided into three groups of four, with the restriction that teams from the same association not be placed into the same group. The draw to determine the fixtures was held on 7 February 2014 at the OFC Headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand.[9][10][11] In each group, the four teams played each other on a round-robin basis. The group winners and the best runner-up advanced to the semi-finals.

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
French Polynesia Pirae 3 3 0 0 13 2 +11 9
Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors 3 1 1 1 10 3 +7 4
New Zealand Waitakere United 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Samoa Kiwi 3 0 0 3 0 18 −18 0
Kiwi Samoa0–2New Zealand Waitakere United
Report French 19'
Totori 32'
Referee: Nawen Hopken (Vanuatu)
Solomon Warriors Solomon Islands1–2French Polynesia Pirae
Naka 56' Report Vahirua 12'
Tepa 26'
Referee: Salesh Chand (Fiji)

Pirae French Polynesia8–0Samoa Kiwi
N. Bennett 5', 6', 22', 90'
Vahirua 25'
Li Fung Kuee 37' (pen.), 45+2'
Dallera 73'
Report
Referee: Bertrand Billon (New Caledonia)
Waitakere United New Zealand1–1Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
Seda 86' (o.g.) Report Naka 45'
Referee: Salesh Chand (Fiji)

Kiwi Samoa0–8Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
Report Naka 6'
Lea'alafa 8', 20', 26', 89'
Ifunaoa 42'
Donga 59'
Feni 68'
Referee: Ravitesh Behari (Fiji)
Pirae French Polynesia3–1New Zealand Waitakere United
Li Fung Kuee 1'
N. Bennett 17'
Tepa 90+2'
Report Stevens 56'
Referee: Bertrand Billon (New Caledonia)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Vanuatu Amicale 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8 9
New Zealand Auckland City 3 2 0 1 6 1 +5 6
French Polynesia Dragon 3 1 0 2 5 4 +1 3
Fiji Nadi 3 0 0 3 0 14 −14 0

Group B matches were originally scheduled to be played in Prince Charles Park, Nadi, but the venue was withdrawn after inspection by the OFC.[12]

Amicale Vanuatu1–0French Polynesia Dragon
Sakama 19' Report
Referee: Gerald Oiaka (Solomon Islands)
Auckland City New Zealand3–0Fiji Nadi
Moreira 12'
Kim 23'
Tade 40'
Report
Referee: Bertrand Billon (New Caledonia)

Dragon French Polynesia0–3New Zealand Auckland City
Report Kim 14'
Tade 48'
Moreira 59'
Referee: Nawen Hopken (Vanuatu)
Nadi Fiji0–6Vanuatu Amicale
Report Đorđević 59'
Vasilić 73', 89', 90+3'
Tangis 85', 90'

Nadi Fiji0–5French Polynesia Dragon
Report A. Tehau 33'
T. Tehau 62'
Chong Hue 69'
Tetauira 75'
Vero 84' (pen.)
Amicale Vanuatu1–0New Zealand Auckland City
Fred 45+1' Report

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Fiji Ba 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 7
New Caledonia Magenta 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
Vanuatu Tafea 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 3
Papua New Guinea Hekari United 3 0 2 1 4 6 −2 2
Tafea Vanuatu3–1Papua New Guinea Hekari United
Damalip 9'
Nawo 29'
Mansale 81'
Report Tanito 41' (pen.)
Magenta New Caledonia0–2Fiji Ba
Report Vakatalesau 19'
Zahid 90+1'

Ba Fiji4–0Vanuatu Tafea
Dunadamu 48', 51'
Rao 83'
Nakama 90'
Report
Hekari United Papua New Guinea2–2New Caledonia Magenta
Dabinyaba 51'
Muri 65'
Report Kaï 62'
Wajoka 71'
Referee: Gerald Oiaka (Solomon Islands)

Tafea Vanuatu1–3New Caledonia Magenta
Kalo 63' (pen.) Report Nicholls 31'
Kaï 45'
Gnipate 81'
Referee: Gerald Oiaka (Solomon Islands)
Ba Fiji1–1Papua New Guinea Hekari United
Suwamy 66' (pen.) Report Tanito 37'
Referee: Nawen Hopken (Vanuatu)

Ranking of second-placed teams

Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
B New Zealand Auckland City 3 2 0 1 6 1 +5 6
A Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors 3 1 1 1 10 3 +7 4
C New Caledonia Magenta 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4

Semi-finals

In the semi-finals, the four teams were divided into two ties. In each tie, the two teams played each other on a home-and-away two-legged basis. The winners advanced to the final. The first legs were played on 26 and 27 April 2014, and the second legs were played on 3 May 2014.[13]

First leg

Auckland City New Zealand3–0French Polynesia Pirae
Tade 36', 90+3'
Moreira 68'
Report
Referee: Bruce George (Vanuatu)

Ba Fiji1–2Vanuatu Amicale
Suwamy 11' Report Fred 59'
Tangis 60'

Second leg

Amicale Vanuatu0–0Fiji Ba
Report

Amicale won 2–1 on aggregate.


Pirae French Polynesia2–1New Zealand Auckland City
Tepa 4'
N. Bennett 40'
Report Moreira 45'
Referee: Isidore Assiene-Ambassa (New Caledonia)

Auckland City won 4–2 on aggregate.

Final

In the final, the two teams played each other on a home-and-away two-legged basis. The draw to determine the order of two legs was held on 30 April 2014 at the OFC Headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand.[14] The first leg was played on 10 May 2014, and the second leg was played on 18 May 2014.[15]

First leg

Amicale Vanuatu1–1New Zealand Auckland City
Fred 75' Report Tade 29'

Second leg

Auckland City New Zealand2–1Vanuatu Amicale
De Vries 67'
Tade 87'
Report Tangis 45+1'
Attendance: 3,000

Auckland City won 3–2 on aggregate.

Awards

Preliminary stage[16]
Award Player Team
Golden Ball New Zealand Byron Paulus Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga
Golden Boot New Zealand Adam Cowan Samoa Kiwi
Samoa Joseph Gaughan Samoa Kiwi
Golden Gloves American Samoa Taufaiula Mavaega American Samoa Pago Youth
Final stage (Group stage, Semi-finals, Final)[17]
Award Player Team
Golden Ball Argentina Emiliano Tade New Zealand Auckland City
Golden Boot French Polynesia Naea Bennett French Polynesia Pirae
Argentina Emiliano Tade New Zealand Auckland City
Golden Gloves Vanuatu Chikau Mansale Vanuatu Amicale
Fair Play Award Football fans of Vanuatu

Top goalscorers

Preliminary stage
Rank Player Team Goals
1 New Zealand Adam Cowan Samoa Kiwi 5
Samoa Joseph Gaughan Samoa Kiwi
3 New Zealand Sam Margetts Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga 4
Final stage (Group stage, Semi-finals, Final)
Rank Player Team Goals
1 French Polynesia Naea Bennett French Polynesia Pirae 6
Argentina Emiliano Tade New Zealand Auckland City
3 Solomon Islands Micah Lea'alafa Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors 4
Portugal João Moreira New Zealand Auckland City
Vanuatu Kensi Tangis Vanuatu Amicale
6 Vanuatu Dominique Fred Vanuatu Amicale 3
French Polynesia Raimana Li Fung Kuee French Polynesia Pirae
Solomon Islands James Naka Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
French Polynesia Jimmy Tepa French Polynesia Pirae
Serbia Nikola Vasilić Vanuatu Amicale

See also

References

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  2. ^ a b "OFC Executive Committee decisions". Oceania Football Confederation. April 23, 2014. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "Changes afoot for OFC Champions League". Oceania Football Confederation. June 24, 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-06-27. Retrieved 2013-06-24.
  4. ^ "2014 Calendar of Events". Oceania Football Confederation. Archived from the original on 2013-10-19.
  5. ^ "OFC Champions League Preliminary dates set". Oceania Football Confederation. September 27, 2013.
  6. ^ "Draw reveals route to Champions League". Oceania Football Confederation. October 8, 2013.
  7. ^ "Heavy rain in Pago Pago leads to postponed match". Oceania Football Confederation. October 16, 2013. Archived from the original on October 16, 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
  8. ^ "CANCELLATION: Pago Youth vs. Lotoha'apai United". Oceania Football Confederation. October 20, 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-10-23. Retrieved 2013-10-20.
  9. ^ "OFC Champions League Draw". Oceania Football Confederation. February 6, 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-02-22.
  10. ^ "2014 OFC Champions League Draw revealed". Oceania Football Confederation. February 7, 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-02-22.
  11. ^ "2014 OFC Champions League – Full schedule" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-22.
  12. ^ "Nadi withdrawn as OFC Champions League venue". Oceania Football Confederation. February 26, 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-03-02.
  13. ^ "OFC Champions League Media Accreditation". Oceania Football Confederation. April 23, 2014. Archived from the original on April 24, 2014. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
  14. ^ "OFC Champions League Final venues take shape". Oceania Football Confederation. May 1, 2014.
  15. ^ "Media Accreditation open for finals". Oceania Football Confederation. May 7, 2014. Archived from the original on May 8, 2014. Retrieved May 7, 2014.
  16. ^ "Kiwi victory earns OFC Champions League berth". Oceania Football Confederation. October 20, 2013. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2013-10-20.
  17. ^ "Auckland City comeback earns Morocco return". Oceania Football Confederation. May 18, 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-05-18. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
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