Guangzhou Evergrande sealed progression to the AFC Champions League last-16 despite a 3-2 defeat to Urawa Red Diamonds, a result that keeps the victors in with a shout at progression themselves.
FIFA.com previews matchday 5 of the AFC Champions League this week where several teams will look to secure early passage into the Round of 16, including Guangzhou Evergrande, Al Gharafa and Kashiwa Reysol.
Just two teams - Al Ahli and Kashiwa Reysol - have maintained a perfect record after three rounds in the AFC Champions League following a matchday that saw three K League clubs outsmart their Japanese rivals.
FIFA.com previews this week’s AFC Champions League action with a host of continental elite seeking to avoid being left behind on the back of successive defeats.
Australia came from a goal behind to secure a 2-1 friendly victory over regional rivals Korea Republic, with defender Robert Cornthwaite claiming the late winner for the visitors.
Evergreen striker Lee Donggook scored a double as Jeonbuk Motors beat Busan IPark 3-0 to move five points behind leaders FC Seoul who were held to a draw, while there was a milestone for Gangwon captain Kim Eunjung.