Sydney FC drew 1-1 with Group H leaders Kashima Antlers in Japan, falling behind to another set piece before an improved second-half display.
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Sydney FC have left themselves with an Asian Champions League mountain to climb after a 2-0 home defeat to J-League powerhouse Kashima Antlers.
Kashima Antlers missed a chance to secure their record ninth J-League title on Sunday after being held to a 0-0 draw at home against Kashiwa Reysol.
A second-half goal by Paulinho took Guangzhou Evergrande into the last eight of the AFC Champions League, despite a 2-1 second-leg loss at Kashima.
A 75th-minute goal by Brazil midfielder Paulinho gave Guangzhou Evergrande victory over Kashima in an AFC Champions League Round of 16 first leg tie.
Thai underdogs Muang Thong United have nothing to fear, despite entering new ground in the AFC Champions League knockout stages, writes Paul Murphy.
Despite a goal by Teerasil Dangda, Thailand's Muang Thong United lost 2-1 to Kashima Antlers to finish second in their AFC Champions League group.
Hulk inspired a Shanghai SIPG comeback win versus FC Seoul while Kashima Antlers won at Ulsan Hyundai in the AFC Champions League on Wednesday night.
China's Guangzhou Evergrande drew 0-0 away to Kawasaki Frontale on Wednesday to slip into second place in Group G of the 2017 AFC Champions League.
Brisbane Roar revived their AFC Champions League hopes with a 2-1 home victory over Japanese champions Kashima Antlers.
Kashima Antlers cruised to a 3-0 AFC Champions League Group E win over Brisbane Roar on Tuesday night.
A nine-day turnaround has John Aloisi confident that Brisbane Roar will be up for the fight against Kashim Antlers on Tuesday.
Xisco Jimenez struck at the death to earn Muang Thong United a famous 2-1 win over Japanese champions Kashima Antlers in the ACL in Bangkok on Tuesday
The 207 J.League started over the weekend with hopes of regaining the spotlight from the Chinese Super League as Asia's top domestic competition.
Cristiano Ronaldo added the Club World Cup to the Ballon d'Or, Champions League and European Championship to cap an incredible 2016 for the Real star.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Kashima Antlers 4-2 after extra time and win the Club World Cup.
Sergio Ramos is set to return for Real Madrid in the Club World Cup final against Kashima Antlers on Sunday.
Real Madrid will fancy their chances vs. Kashima Antlers in the Club World Cup final, but the J.League team's presence here is a victory nonetheless.
FIFA's Head of Refereeing, Massimo Busacca, has defended the use of video replay that is being tested at the Club World Cup in Japan.
Kashima Antlers became the first Asian team to reach the Club World Cup final after beating Atletico Nacional 3-0.
Decision came with the game at 0-0 when Kashima's Daigo Nishi went to ground after tangling with Atletico defender Orlando Berrio.
Atletico Nacional stand in the way of Kashima Antlers who are 90 minutes from becoming the first Asian team to make the Club World Cup final.
Sundowns were frustrated by Antlers goalkeeper Hitoshi Sogahata, who produced a succession of fine saves.
Japanese champions Kashima Antlers beat Auckland City of New Zealand 2-1 in the opening game of the Club World Cup on Thursday.