Kashima Antlers came from 2-0 down to secure a 3-2 victory over Suwon Bluewings and seize the advantage in the AFC Champions League semis.
Tianjin Quanjian were no match for Kashima Antlers, whose 3-0 win sealed a 5-0 aggregate victory and an AFC Champions League last-four spot.
Al Duhail continued their impressive march in the AFC Champions League quarter-finals Tuesday when the Qataris defeated Iranian side Persepolis 1-0 at home to match a six-year-old record of successive wins in the competition.
Kashima Antlers boosted their hopes of reaching the AFC Champions League semi-finals, while Al Duhail also triumphed on Tuesday.
Anthony Modeste and Axel Witsel played a large part in Tianjin Quanjian's arrival in the Asian Champions League quarter-finals, but they must now play the match without the star pair.
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A second-half strike from Elkeson gave Shanghai SIPG a lifeline in their AFC Champions League tie with Kashima Antlers, as the Chinese Super League visitors slipped to a 3-1 defeat.
Japan's Kashima Antlers banished their continental phobia by humbling Shanghai SIPG 3-1 to take the edge in their Asian Champions League last 16 tie on Wednesday.
The final round of the 2018 AFC Champions League group stage continued on Tuesday, with Sydney FC a notable casualty.
Dejan Damjanovic's first-half goal on Tuesday put Suwon Samsung Bluewings into the last 16 of the AFC Champions League with a 1-0 at Kashima Antlers, who had already qualified.
Big-spending Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua were eliminated from the 2018 AFC Champions League with a game to spare on Tuesday after drawing 2-2 with Kashima Antlers of Japan at home.