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Asian Champions League - Match Day 6

The first half of Match Day 6 of the Asian Champions League was completed last night with eight teams progressing through to the Round of 16.

In Group C, Saudi Arabia's Al Shabab finished on top with a 2-1 win over Pakhtakor, who despite the loss, grabbed second place, edging out Sepahan by a point.

Group D saw Al Hilal retain top spot despite a 3-1 loss to Mes Kerman who managed to leapfrog Qatar's Al Sadd and move through to the next phase.

Groups G & H were already set but the positions of the top two could have changed. In G, Suwon Bluewings powered into first place with a 6-2 demolition of Singapore Armed Forces as Gamba Osaka relinquished their stranglehold on the group, drawing 1-1 with Henan Jianye to fall to second.

And in Group H, despite losing 1-0 at home to Shandong Luneng, Adelaide United remained on top because of goal difference as second-placed Pohang Steelers were beaten 4-3 by Sanfrecce Hiroshima in a dramatic night in Japan.

Asian Champions League - Match Day 6 score summaries

Group C

Al Ain (UAE): 2 (Jose Gustavo Sand (p) 43', 72') Sepahan (IRN): 0

Al Shabab (KSA): 2 (Tareq Eltaib (p) 64', Flavio Amado 88') Pakhtakor (UZB): 1 (Sherzodbek Karimov 31')

Group D

Mes Kerman (IRN): 3 (Edinho 2', Roberto Zaltron 76', Mehdi Rajabzadeh 90') Al Hilal (KSA): 1 (Essa Al-Mehyani 51')

Al Sadd (QAT): 2 (Ibrahim Abdul Majid 16', Talal Ali Al Bloushi 20') Al Ahli (UAE): 2 (Bare 14', Ali Abbas 90')

Group G

Suwon Bluewings (KOR): 6 (Jose Mota 11', 38', Hyun-Jin Lee 13', Hee-Ju Kwak 28', Ki-Hun Yeom 46', 90') Singapore Armed Forces (SIN): 2 (Federico Martinez 5', Ivan Lovric 70')

Henan Jianye (CHN): 1 (Tae-Lim Song 90') Gamba Osaka (JPN): 1 (Takashi Usami 39')

Group H

Sanfrecce Hiroshima (JPN): 4 (Junya Osaki 1', Tadanari Lee 31', Shinichiro Kuwada 43', Tomoaki Makino (p) 80') Pohang Steelers (KOR): 3 (Jae-Sung Kim 4', 48', Hyung-Min Shin 63')

Adelaide United (AUS): 0 Shandong Luneng (CHN): 1 (Li Wei 53')

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