Guangzhou Evergrande could have sealed a knockout berth with a win over Suwon but will now need help from Vissel.
Andres Iniesta was brilliant as Vissel Kobe secured passage to the knockout rounds with a win over Guangzhou Evergrande.
Sydney FC are once again set to miss out on the Asian Champions League knockout stage after a 1-0 loss to Jeonbuk Hyundai.
Shanghai SIPG FC looked to their bench to top Jeonbuk as the K League 1 champions lost their second AFC Champions League match of the tournament.
The 41-year-old striker for Jeonbuk Motors will play in his final match on Sunday after 23 years.
The first round of games of the K-League season ended on Sunday, giving the rest of the world an idea of how football may feel in this new reality.
Sydney FC's luck run out late as 10-man Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors conjured a deserved last-minute equaliser for a 2-2 draw in the AFC Champions League.
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.
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.
From Premier League flop to South Korean record-breaker, the career of Lee Dong-Gook, 38, has been full of ups and downs, writes John Duerden.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has blocked Asian Champions League winners Jeonbuk Motors from defending their title because of a bribery scandal.
Jeonbuk Motors will not be able to defend the Asian Champions League title they won last year after being disqualified for the 2017 edition.
Thai champs Muang Thong United have boosted their squad for the 2017 AFC Champions League campaign by signing veteran South Korean midfielder Lee Ho.
A-League side Adelaide United have been drawn into Group H of the AFC Champions League where they will face reigning champions Jeonbuk Motors.
A brace from Silvio Romero saw Mexican side Club America set up a match with Real Madrid in the Club World Cup semifinals.
Lee Dong-Gook struggled at Middlesbrough, but the 37-year-old has one more chance to show the world what he can do at the Club World Cup.
The 2016 Club World Cup begins on Dec. 8 with seven teams vying for the title. Nick Ames runs down what you need to know about the teams.
Choi Kang-hee's place in Asian football history is assured and the same can be said for Jeonbuk Motors, a giant of the continental scene.