Group H: Kawasaki Frontale (JPN) 2-2 Ulsan Hyundai FC (KOR)
Kawasaki: A late equaliser revived Kawasaki Frontale’s fading hopes of progress to the last 16 as they drew 2-2 at home to Ulsan Hyundai on Matchday Four of 2019 AFC Champions League Group H.
It took just eight minutes for the home side to take the lead as Ulsan conceded for the first time in this year’s tournament. Following a corner, the ball broke to Ryota Oshima at the edge of the Ulsan box.
Oshima played the perfect pass through a crowd of bodies and found Yu Kobayashi, who rifled home from an angle.
But 10 minutes later, Ulsan equalised against the run of play when Sin Jin-ho’s corner from the left dropped for Park Yong-woo to direct home from close range at the far post.
Group F: Melbourne Victory (AUS) 1-1 Guangzhou Evergrande FC (CHN)
Melbourne: Australia's Melbourne Victory picked up their first point in their 2019 AFC Champions League Group F campaign after coming back from a goal down to salvage a 1-1 draw with Guangzhou Evergrande of China PR on Tuesday.
With their hopes of progressing from Group F all but extinguished after their 4-0 loss to Guangzhou on Matchday Three, Kevin Muscat made eight changes to his starting 11 from their A-League game last Friday.
Doha: Al Sadd coach Jesualdo Ferreira insists there is plenty of work to do in order to qualify for the 2019 AFC Champions League last 16 after the Qatari side secured a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Uzbekistan’s Pakhtakor on Monday.
Xavi scored his second free-kick – and third goal – in two games as Al Sadd took an early lead at Jassim bin Hamad Stadium before Egor Krimets leveled proceedings as the sides went in level at the interval.
But with the clock ticking down, Baghdad Bounedjah capitalised on a defensive error before slotting home to seal all three points as the 2018 semi-finalists moved to the top of the Group D standings.
Preview - Group G: Beijing FC (CHN) v Buriram United (THA)
Beijing: Beijing FC will look to deal Buriram United back-to-back defeats when the teams go head-to-head in Group G of the 2019 AFC Champions League at the Workers’ Stadium on Wednesday.
Cedric Bakambu netted a hat-trick as Beijing recorded a 3-1 victory away at Buriram on Matchday Three to move above the Thai side and level on four points with second-placed Urawa Red Diamonds.
Their domestic form, meanwhile, has been impeccable, with Saturday’s 1-0 win over Hebei CFFC maintaining their perfect record as they made it six successive victories to remain top of the Chinese Super League.
Preview - Group G: Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC (KOR) v Urawa Red Diamonds (JPN)
Jeonju: Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors will aim to record successive defeats over Urawa Red Diamonds in Group G of the 2019 AFC Champions League when the sides face off at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium on Wednesday.
Brazilian striker Adriano scored the only goal of the game as the 2016 winners defeated the 2017 champions 1-0 a fortnight ago to move two points clear at the top of the standings.
Jeonbuk’s 3-0 victory over Sangju Sangmu on Saturday was the perfect response to exiting the Korean FA Cup a few days earlier as they assumed the familiar position of top of the K League 1 table.
Tashkent: Al Ittihad coach José Luis Sierra was satisfied to return to Saudi Arabia with a point after Monday's 1-1 draw in Uzbekistan, despite the side spurning several opportunities.
Joint leading scorers in this year's AFC Champions League after Monday's Matchday Four fixtures, Jeddah side Al Ittihad could feel somewhat disappointed with the solitary goal to show for their 20 shots registered against PFC Lokomotiv.
Romarinho's 12th minute opener gave hope for a third win in four Continental ties, but Temurkhuja Abdukholiqov restored parity for the hosts nine minutes before half-time and, despite, a barrage of efforts on goal from both sides the score remained 1-1 at full-time.
Preview - Group E: Johor Darul Ta’zim (MAS) v Shandong Luneng FC (CHN)
Johor Bahru: Johor Darul Ta’zim will look to keep their 2019 AFC Champions League campaign alive when the Malaysian champions host China PR’s Shandong Luneng at the Stadium Tan Sri Dato Haji Hassan Yunos on Wednesday.
JDT currently prop up the Group E standings after losing 2-1 away to Shandong on Matchday Three and anything but a victory could see them eliminated from the competition with two games to spare.
But the hosts, who welcome Adam Nor Azlin back from suspension, produced a strong second-half performance in China – with Safawi Rasid scoring a wonderful goal – and go into the game on the back of a 3-1 victory over PKNS at the weekend which kept them top of the Malaysia Super League.