Adelaide United secured their place in the last 16 of the AFC Champions League despite being held to a goalless draw at home to Bunyodkor.
The Australian side top Group E by only a point, following Pohang Steelers' 2-0 win over Gamba Osaka, and are only three ahead of third-placed Bunyodkor. But with the second- and third-placed teams playing each other in the final round of fixtures, only one or the other can match Adelaide's ten-point tally.
Pohang were made to wait until the 45th minute for their opening goal today, Kim Jin-Yong breaking the deadlock before Derek Asamoah's 77th-minute strike ended the Japanese side's hopes of a result - and of qualification.
Tokyo, Ulsan emerge victorious
Group F is a more clear-cut affair following a high-scoring day of action. FC Tokyo and Ulsan Hyundai will play off for top spot on 16 May after both comfortably wrapped up their qualification today.
Tokyo enjoyed a 4-2 win over Australian champions Brisbane Roar, with the bulk of the scoring coming in the first half.
Hideto Takahashi immediately cancelled out Besart Berisha's fourth-minute opener, and Kenta Mukuhura put the Japanese side ahead in the 20th minute. Thomas Broich levelled, but Kazuma Watanabe scored from a penalty a minute before half-time and secured victory on the hour.
Ulsan were 3-2 winners at Beijing Guoan, opening up a 2-0 first-half lead through Ko Seul-Ki and Kim Seung-Yong. Xizhe Zhang pulled a goal back shortly after half-time, but Maranhao's 79th-minute goal proved crucial.
Beijing had Reinaldo sent off in the 87th minute and, although they pulled a goal back in the last minute through Jiayi Shao, they remain winless in the group.
Jazira flying, Ittihad advance
A hat-trick in the space of 26 first-half minutes by Ricardo Oliveira guided Al Jazira to a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Nasaf as they opened up a five-point gap at the top of Group A.
Al Jazira had already qualified for the last 16 and today's result illustrated the gap between them and the rest of the group. Jader Bari put the hosts ahead after just six minutes with Oliveira doubling the lead with a penalty nine minutes later.
The Brazilian got his second after 33 minutes before completing his hat-trick with a penalty four minutes from the break. Ilhom Shamuradov pulled one back for the visitors (69) but it was nothing more than a consolation.
Al Jazira have now won four and drawn one of their five games while Nasaf are still searching for their first victory, having taken just one point so far.
Esteghlal moved into second with a 3-0 victory over Al Rayyan. An Arash Borhani penalty midway through the first half put them ahead with Esmaeil Sharifat (76) and a second from Borhani in the last minute rounding off victory.
It saw the hosts leapfrog Al Rayyan to lead by two points going into the final game with Esteghlal set to take on bottom side Nasaf as they look to progress.
Al Ittihad similarly underlined their dominance in Group B, also extending their lead at the top to five points thanks to a 2-1 win at 10-man Pakhtakor Tashkent.
However, it took a last-minute goal by Mohammed Abusabaan to secure all three points. Al Ittihad took the lead through Ibrahim Hazzazi (60) but Irkali Klimiashvili equalised eight minutes later.
Egor Krimets was given a straight red card just two minutes after that and eventually the visitors took full advantage with Abusabaan's late strike.
Bani Yas leapfrogged Pakhtakor with a 4-0 win at Al Arabi - who are still pointless with just one game left. Fawzi Basheer (17) and Francisco Yeste (40) gave the visitors a 2-0 half-time lead before Nawaf Mubarak (53) and Andre Senghor (77) wrapped up an easy victory.
Bani Yas and Pakhtakor meet in the last game to decide who will progress with Al Ittihad.