Kashima Antlers were undeniable as the defending champions beat Newcastle Jets 4-1 Asian Champions League qualifying in Japan.
Ivan Kolev has defended the decision to play Marko Simic in Persija's ACL qualifier against Newcastle just hours after he faced assault charges.
Newcastle Jets skipper Nigel Boogaard and sub Matthew Ridenton were the extra-time heroes as the Jets beat Indonesian club Persija Jakarta 3-1.
Melbourne Victory's opening ACL opponents will be first-timers Daegu FC after the South Koreans claimed their first trophy this week -- the FA Cup.
Jose Morais will take over as head coach at Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors after long-serving incumbent Choi Kang-hee departs at the end of the season.
Malaysia's first entrant into the Asian Champions League group stage, Johor Darul Ta'zim, has big aspirations for further growth.
Sydney FC are sounding a confident note despite being grouped with the top teams in China and Japan in the 2019 AFC Champions League.
Separated from male supporters, hundreds of Iranian women watched as Kashima Antlers of Japan won the AFC Champions League for the first time.
Goals from Leo Silva and Serginho gave Kashima Antlers a two-goal advantage going into the second leg of the Asian Champions League final.
Peter Velappan, hailed as "one of the most important architects" of Asian football, passed away aged 83 on Saturday.
Jeonbuk, 21 points ahead of Suwon in South Korea's K-League, had been expected to win but conceded three goals in the final 15 minutes.
Axel Witsel left the Chinese side to join Borussia Dortmund while Anthony Modeste is reported to be engaged in a contract dispute.
Tianjin Quanjian, China's last remaining representative in the Asian Champions League, will take on Japan's Kashima Antlers in the quarterfinals.
Japan's Kashima Antlers booked their place in the quarterfinals of the Asian Champions League completing a 4-3 aggregate win over Shanghai SIPG.
Guangzhou Evergrande crashed out of the Asian Champions League on Tuesday evening as Fabio Cannavaro's side were eliminated by Tianjin Quanjian.
Yuma Suzuki and Daigo Nishi scored and an own goal by Yu Hai helped Kashima Antlers take a 3-1 lead over Shanghai SIPG in the round of 16 first leg.
Zeng pulled off a fine double save late in the second half at the Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium.
Tianjin face Guangzhou Evergrande in an all-Chinese clash next month after finishing second in Group E behind two-time champions Jeonbuk Motors.
Melbourne Victory's youngsters put on a show, beating Shanghai SIPG 2-1 in the Asian Champions League.
Sydney FC players have denounced the standard of Allianz Stadium's pitch and expressed relief it will be re-turfed in time for their A-League semi.
Alan Carvalho struck twice as Guangzhou Evergrande saw off Cerezo Osaka to advance to the knockout rounds of the Asian Champions League.
A wasteful Sydney FC are out of the AFC Champions League after a fiery 0-0 stalemate with a second-string Shanghai Shenhua.
Shanghai SIPG have brought a pair of stars but Melbourne Victory are still likely to play the kids in their inconsequential ACL clash on Wednesday.
Melbourne Victory's leaders have fronted up after a four-goal spanking from Ulsan Hyundai sent them packing from the AFC Champions League.