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Japan's top-flight football league called off a match Sunday after two Nagoya Grampus players tested positive for coronavirus, the first game shelved since the J-League resumed a month ago.
Marouane Fellaini's late header put Shandong Luneng into the AFC Champions League last 16 with a 2-1 win over Gyeongnam FC on Wednesday, as Fabio Cannavaro's Guangzhou Evergrande were left on the brink of elimination.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima beat Guangzhou Evergrande 1-0 on Wednesday to reach the AFC Champions League knockout rounds and deepen the problems of the Chinese giants' coach Fabio Cannavaro.
Brazilian substitute Douglas scored a late double as Japan's Sanfrecce Hiroshima stunned Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande 2-1 to finish third at the Club World Cup on Sunday.
South American champions River Plate survived a scare to beat Japan's Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-0 on Wednesday and reach the final of the Club World Cup.
Argentina's River Plate will be expected to dispatch Sanfrecce Hiroshima in their Club World Cup semi-final in Osaka on Wednesday despite the spoiling tactics the Japanese champions plan to deploy.