Guangzhou Evergrande could have sealed a knockout berth with a win over Suwon but will now need help from Vissel.
Guangzhou made gains in Group G by topping Vissel , while Shanghai SIPG dropped Yokohama Marinos for their first loss of the tournament.
Andres Iniesta was brilliant as Vissel Kobe secured passage to the knockout rounds with a win over Guangzhou Evergrande.
Shanghai SIPG FC looked to their bench to top Jeonbuk as the K League 1 champions lost their second AFC Champions League match of the tournament.
With the East Zone set to return, Andres Iniesta, Ki Sung-yueng and Rhyan Grant will be key as their sides seek to reach the finals.
Alex Teixeira scored and put on a stellar performance to earn Jiangsu Suning their first-ever Chinese Super League title.
Football officials are confident that China's Champions League teams will be able to travel to Qatar when the competition resumes next week.
Guangzhou Evergrande failed to turn their superiority into goals as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Jiangsu Suning in the championship playoff.
The world's biggest football stadium is being built in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, with work having started on Thursday.
Guangzhou Evergrande have sacked Yu Hanchou after video that allegedly showed him changing his car registration plate number circulated online.
Guangzhou Evergrande clinched an eighth Chinese Super League title in nine seasons as Fabio Cannavaro's side beat Shanghai Shenhua 3-0.
Under-pressure Fabio Cannavaro will remian coach of Guangzhou Evergrande, but the Italian has been told to provide a more "rigorous" coaching style.
Brazilian-born striker Elkeson is the first player of non-Chinese heritage to have been included in the China squad.
Guangzhou Evergrande took a huge stride towards reclaiming the Chinese Super League title as Fabio Cannavaro's side won 3-1 at Beijing Guoan.
Jose Mourinho has turned down the biggest managerial offer in football history of €100m to manage Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande.
A reserve-strength Melbourne Victory have earned a first point of their AFC Champions League campaign, drawing 1-1 with Guangzhou Evergrande.
Melbourne Victory have been humbled by Guangzhou Evergande, smashed 4-0 on Wednesday night in another AFC Champions League away day destruction.
Wei Shihao could see his Guanzghou Evergrande contract terminated, after breaking Otabek Shukurov of Uzbekistan's leg during the China Cup.
Jackson Martinez has returned to Europe after signing a season-long loan deal with Portimonense who currently sit bottom of the Primeira Liga.
After playing in just 11 games for Guangzhou, Serbia international midfielder Nemanja Gudelj is off for a yearlong loan to Portugal's Sporting.
Brazil midfielder, who rejoined Guangzhou in July after a season with Barcelona, gave his side the lead after 15 minutes.
Before the World Cup break Fabio Cannavaro's Guangzhou Evergrande were in trouble. But Paulinho and Anderson Talisca have turned things around.
Brazilian Anderson Talisca continued his impressive start in the Chinese Super League on Sunday, taking his tally to five goals in two games.
Former Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has returned to the country to manage Sao Paulo giants Palmeiras after spending three years in China.