24 teams from the 40 CONCACAF member countries qualify for the competition:
12 teams from the 7 UNCAF countries (2 teams each from El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala and Panama; and 1 team each from Nicaragua and Belize);
9 teams from the 3 NAFU countries (4 teams each from the United States and Mexico and 1 team from Canada);
3 teams from the 30 CFU countries (3 teams from the CFU Club Championship).
Belize does not enter a team, since the country lacks an adequate stadium. As a result, El Salvador gets a 3rd team in the competition.
24 teams are drawn into 8 groups of 3 teams.
Teams are seeded into 3 pots of 8 teams each, based on their country and ranking from their own championship as follows:
pot A: 2 teams each from the United States and Mexico; and 1 team each from Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala and Panama;
pot B: 2 teams each from the United States and Mexico; and 1 team each from Canada, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Honduras;
pot C: the 3 CFU representatives; 2 teams from El Salvador and 1 team each from Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua.
Each of the groups consists of one team from each of the three pots.
Teams from the same country cannot be drawn into the same group (does not apply for the additional team from El Salvador that replaces the Belize representative).
Teams from the United States and Mexico cannot be drawn into the same group.
Each team plays the others from its own group twice - home and away - for a total of 4 games each, over 6 game weeks.
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.
1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. away goals in hth matches; 5. total goal difference; 6. total goals scored; 7. total away goals scored; 8. draw.
<b>Qualification for the Knockout stage:</b>
1 place of each group: qualify for the Knockout stage
8 teams from the Group stage contest the winner in a knockout format.
Teams are ranked 1st to 8th based on their Group stage record.
8 teams are paired as follows:
1st ranked vs 8th ranked (match 1);
2nd ranked vs 7th ranked (match 2);
3rd ranked vs 6th ranked (match 3);
4th ranked vs 5th ranked (match 4);
Winners are decided over two legs, with the higher ranked teams hosting the second legs.
4 teams are paired as follows:
winner match 1 vs winner match 4 (match A);
winner match 2 vs winner match 3 (match B).
Winners are decided over two legs, with the winners of matches 1 and 2 hosting the second legs.
The two Semi-finals winners meet each other with the winner becoming 2012/2013 CONCACAF Champions League winner.
Winner is decided over two legs, with the winner of match A hosting the second leg.
<b>Tie-breakers for the knockout matches over two legs:</b>
1. aggregate score from the two legs, 2.* away goals, 3. extra time, 4. penalties.
* - the away goals rule does not apply during extra time.
<b>Qualification for FIFA competitions:</b>
winner: 2013 FIFA Club World Cup</p>
|1||P. Pemberton (GK)|
|Coach: Ó. Ramírez|
|90' +4||The referee blows for full time and Alajuelense and Tigres tie 2-2.|
|90' +1||L. Valle has scored a goal for Alajuelense!|
|Valle takes a shot from the top of the area. Valle scores to the left of Fernández! Valle ties the game 2-2.|
|88'||J. Toledo gets yellow.|
|87'||Navarro takes a shot from the right of Pemberton's goal that is easily collected by the keeper.|
|86'||Tigres are controlling possession as they look to hold on to their 2-1 lead.|
|83'||A. Stringel enters the game and replaces E. Borelli.|
|Toledo receives a yellow card for kicking the ball away after the whistle had blown.|
|81'||Acosta for Alajuelense blasts a shot from well out that goes over Tigres' goal.|
|80'||W. Chévez enters the game and replaces Anderson Andrade.|
|79'||Alajuelense take the corner and Guarch heads the ball clear.|
|78'||Sánchez takes a shot from the top of the 18 that Fernández saves.|
|75'||Gurch receives a through ball into the center of the Alajuelense area. Guarch's effort is over Pemberton's goal as Guarch was under heavy pressure from the defense!|
|74'||Tigres were on the attack down the left flank before the whistle blew for off sides.|
|70'||Calvo is called for a foul on Navarro at center field.|
|68'||A promising attack from Alajuelense is stopped for off sides.|
|66'||If Tigres win tonight they will take control of Group 6 with 6 points.|
|62'||Acosta rockets a shot from 30 yards out that is over Pemberton's goal.|
|60'||Meneses delivers a cross that finds a teammate at the back post, but the header is wide of Tigres' goal for a goal kick.|
|58'||M. Viniegra has scored a goal for Tigres UANL! Assist by A. Acosta.|
|Acosta takes an in-swinging free kick from the left flank. The cross is delivered into the area and Viniegra connects and heads the ball past the keeper for a Tigres goal! Tigres lead 2-1.|
|57'||J. Salvatierra gets yellow.|
|56'||Guarch fouls Meneses on the left flank for an Alajuelense free kick. The free kick is delivered dangerously into the Tigres' area, but goes out for a goal kick.|
|54'||Meneses attempts a cross from the left flank that goes well over Tigres' goal for a goal kick.|
|52'||An in-swinging cross by Tigres is blocked for a corner. The corner is headed clear by the Alajuelense defense.|
|50'||Alajuelense are applying pressure in the early minutes of the second half. Both teams are looking for the all important next goal.|
|46'||L. Valle enters the game and replaces C. Oviedo.|
|Alajuelense kick off and the second half is underway! Alajuelense are on the attack right away and win a corner. Calvo takes an inswinging corner that fails to find a target and Tigres clear the danger.|
|45' +3||The referee blows for half time and we are all tied up, 1-1 here in this group 6 match.|
|45' +1||Guarch and Pemberton compete for a ball that bounces in front of Pemberton in the 18 yard box. The ball goes over the line for goal kick and both Pemberton and Guarch are slow to get up.|
|44'||Tigres have scored against Alajuelense, who have posted shutouts in 3 out of 4 CCL home game appearances.|
|41'||A. Zamora has scored a goal for Tigres UANL!|
|Tigres deliver a cross into the area and Alajuelense fail to clear. Zamora slides the ball past Pemberton from six yards out! The game is tied 1-1!|
|40'||Tigres take the corner and head the ball over the goal for a goal kick.|
|39'||Pulido controls a long cross to the back post and fires a shot! Palma blocks the shot for a Tigres corner kick.|
|37'||A low cross finds Pulido in the center of the area, but he is unable to control the delivery and Alajuelense clear the danger.|
|35'||A shot from the right of Pemberton's goal is over the goal for a Alajuelense goal kick.|
|33'||Tigres are on the attack looking for an equalizer before half time.|
|31'||A cross to the back post nearly finds Guevara for Alajuelense, but the ball goes over the goal line for a goal kick.|
|29'||Pemberton is fit to resume play, and the game is back on.|
|28'||Play is momentarily stopped as Pemberton is down on the field.|
|27'||A blistering shot is saved by Pemberton.|
|26'||The corner taken by Tigres was dangerous, but Alajuelense clear the danger.|
|25'||Dueñas takes a shot that is blocked for a Tigres corner.|
|22'||D. Calvo has scored a goal for Alajuelense!|
|The substitute Calvo volleys the ball at the top corner of the 18 yard box. Calvo scores! Calvo's shot is over Fernández into the top corner of Tigres' goal. Alajuelense lead 1-0!|
|20'||A promising attack by Tigres is stopped as Guarch was flagged for off sides.|
|19'||D. Calvo enters the game and replaces K. Sancho.|
|18'||Tigres are playing in their first ever way game in the CONCACAF Champions League.|
|15'||Andrade broke down the right flank before delivering a cross that goes over the goal line for a goal kick.|
|12'||Oviedo is called for a foul on Toledo for a Tigres free kick near midfield.|
|9'||Navarro takes the corner for Tigres and Rivas connects with a header that goes over the Alajuelense goal.|
|8'||An inswinging cross is delivered into the Alajuelense area and Pemberton collects for Alajuelense.|
|5'||Alajuense win a corner after some creative attacking play down the left flank. The corner is taken short and the resulting effort on goal is wide of Fernández's goal.|
|3'||Alajuense blasts a shot from the top of the 18 yard box that goes wide left of Tigres' goal.|
|1'||Tigres kick off and this match is underway!|
|Welcome to Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto for this group 6 match between Tigres UANL and Alajuelense. Your official for this match is Elmer Bonilla of Slovenia. Tigres are looking to continue their winning ways after an opening victory over Real Estelí, while Alajuelense are looking to get off to a good start with a victory tonight.|