Buriram upset Guangzhou, Kashiwa rout Jeonbuk
Buriram United maintained their 100 per cent record in AFC Champions League Group H, thanks to a 2-1 victory over Guangzhou Evergrande.
A 63rd-minute penalty from Suchao Nuchnum gave the Thai side the lead, but Cleo struck seven minutes later to bring Guangzhou level. However, Frank Acheampong's goal 11 minutes from time secured the points for Buriram, who sit two points clear at the top of the pool.
More misery for Jeonbuk, Tianjin deny Seongnam
Last season's beaten finalists Jeonbuk suffered their second defeat with a 5-1 rout at Kashiwa Reysol.
The Japanese side went in front five minutes before the interval through Daisuke Nasu, with Leandro Domingues then adding two goals in a minute on the stroke of half-time. Bowen Huang pulled one back for Jeonbuk after 51 minutes, but late strikes from Junya Tanaka and Akimi Barada put the result beyond doubt.
In Group G, A-League leaders Central Coast Mariners played out a 1-1 draw with Nagoya Grampus at Gosford.
Marcus Tanaka supplied the finishing touch to a free-kick to give the Japanese visitors a 22nd-minute lead. But the Mariners took just seven minutes to equalise through Patrick Zwaanswijk's header.
The match between Seongnam Chunma and Tianjin Taida also finished 1-1, with Lucian Goian cancelling out Han Sang-woon's 15th-minute opener for the South Korean hosts.