Saudi Arabian duo Al Shabab and Al Ahli became the first teams to book their places in the knockout stage of the AFC Champions League with wins today, while Vegalta Sendai collected their first ever win in the competition.
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An enthralling Serie A match between Novara and Catania ended in a 3-3 draw after the home side came from behind to lead but were denied in stoppage time by a strike from Alejandro Gomez.
Juventus strengthened their hold on third place in the 2010/11 Serie A tonight with a hard-fought 3-1 win at Catania.
With preparations for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup gathering momentum, the regions elite have enjoyed some notable results on the international stage of late with Japan and Iran among those impressing.
Catania forward Takayuki Morimoto struck twice as Japan beat Guatemala 2-1 in a friendly in Osaka, while Iran clinched a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Korea Republic.