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 Arabiaâ€™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 Qatarâ€™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 â€“ Match Day 6 score summaries
Al Ain (UAE): 2 (Jose Gustavo Sand (p) 43â€™, 72â€™)
Sepahan (IRN): 0
Al Shabab (KSA): 2 (Tareq Eltaib (p) 64â€™, Flavio Amado 88â€™)
Pakhtakor (UZB): 1 (Sherzodbek Karimov 31â€™)
Mes Kerman (IRN): 3 (Edinho 2â€™, Roberto Zaltron 76â€™, Mehdi Rajabzadeh 90â€™)
Al Hilal (KSA): 1 (Essa Al-Mehyani 51â€™)
Al Sadd (QAT): 2 (Ibrahim Abdul Majid 16â€™, Talal Ali Al Bloushi 20â€™)
Al Ahli (UAE): 2 (Bare 14â€™, Ali Abbas 90â€™)
Suwon Bluewings (KOR): 6 (Jose Mota 11â€™, 38â€™, Hyun-Jin Lee 13â€™, Hee-Ju Kwak 28â€™, Ki-Hun Yeom 46â€™, 90â€™)
Singapore Armed Forces (SIN): 2 (Federico Martinez 5â€™, Ivan Lovric 70â€™)
Adelaide United (AUS): 0
Shandong Luneng (CHN): 1 (Li Wei 53â€™)