AFC Champions League Play-Offs – East Asia Zone

Central Coast Mariners (AUS) 1-3 Guangzhou R&F (CHN)
Guangzhou R&F knocked Australia's Central Coast Mariners out of the AFC Champions League play-offs following their 3-1 victory at Central Coast Stadium. In the eighth minute Jiang Ning got on the end of a Tang Miao cross, slipped defender Storm Roux with ease and slotted in the opener for the visitors. The score stayed even, despite several excellent attempts from the visitors until 12 minutes into the second half when Lu Lin added a second for Guangzhou. His goal came from a cross from Jiang. In the 89th minute a Joshua Rose own goal added insult to injury for the hosts, Rose was trying to send it back to keeper Reddy only to send it into the net. However, they did pull a consolation goal back in the second minute of injury time thanks to Glen Trifiro's excellent free kick.

Beijing Guoan (CHN) 3-0 Bangkok Glass (THA)
Beijing Guoan defeated Bangkok Glass 3-1 in their AFC Champions League play-off at the Workers' Stadium in Beijing. The hosts took the lead in the 17th minute thanks to a Song Boxuan goal. Argentina's Pablo Batalla added their second, a penalty, in the 64th minute. The Argentine was the one to hit the final nail in the coffin when he got on the end of a Dejan Damjanovic cross in the 73rd minute. This result means Beijing goes into Group G where they will face off with Brisbane Roar, Urawa Red Diamonds and Suwon Samsung.

Kashiwa Reysol (JPN) 3-2 Chonbsuri FC (THA)
Kashiwa Reysol defeated Chonburi 3-2 at the end of extra time at the Kashiwa Hitachi Stadium. The teams finished 90 minutes with the score level on 2-2 thanks to a goal apiece in either half. Kosuke Taketomi opened the scoring for the hosts in the eighth minute Leandro Assumpcao responded for Chonburi just two minutes later. A penalty from Brazil's Leandro in the 58th minute saw Kashiwa in the lead once again. Just six minutes later an inspired Assumpcao crossed in to Krirkrit Thaweekam who scored the second equaliser. It was Leandro who scored the winner in the 116th minute, saving the sides the ignominy of a penalty shoot-out to end such a thrilling and evenly matched encounter.

Beijing Guoan (CHN) 3-0 Bangkok Glass (THA)
FC Seoul booked their place in Group H with an emphatic 7-0 thrashing of Hanoi T&T at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. Il-Lok Yun opened the orgy of scoring in the 14th minute. Then Hanoi's Nguyen Van Quyet own goal in the 20th minute. Nine minutes later Jo-Gook Jung added to the tally with his strike. In the 40th Sergio Aguero Escudero added another to take the score to 4-0. In the 46th minute Jung scored the second of his brace. In the 70th minute Seok-Hyun Lee added another to take the score to 6-0. Just two minutes later the visitors let in yet another, this time from Myong-Jin Ko. Yun, who scored the opener, also added two assists on a night in which his side were given space to shine.  This victory will send a message to their Group H rivals Guangzhou Evergrande, Western Sydney Wanderers and Kashima Antlers.

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