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Former Brazil striker Leandro Damiao scored a late winner as Chelsea were beaten by Kawasaki Frontale in the J.League World Challenge.
Shanghai SIPG are into the knockout stages of the AFC Champions League, as are Urawa Reds after a crucial win over Beijing Guoan.
Australian interest in the 2018 AFC Champions League ended on Wednesday despite Melbourne Victory's 2-1 win over Shanghai SIPG of China.
Ulsan, Tianjin Quanjian and Jeonbuk Motors all advanced in the AFC Champions League as Hulk's penalty miss mattered little to Shanghai SIPG.
Captain Yu Kobayashi scored a hat-trick as Kawasaki Frontale crushed Omiya Ardija 5-0 on Saturday to capture the J-League championship, their first major Japanese title.
Urawa Reds scored three goals in a 15-minute blitz to floor Japanese rivals Kawasaki Frontale 4-1 in a fiery encounter Wednesday and reach the Asian Champions League semi-finals.
Paulinho kept Guangzhou Evergrande in the hunt to regain the AFC Champions League title as Kawasaki Frontale and Al Hilal won impressively.
Kawasaki Frontale captain Yu Kobayashi coolly chipped home a penalty in the fifth minute of stoppage time to secure a richly deserved AFC Champions League draw against Guangzhou Evergrande Tuesday.