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AFC Champions League Match Day 4 Results - Tuesday

Goal.com rounds up all the exciting action from Tuesday's fourth matchday of the Asian Champions League fixtures as they happen all around the continent...

Brisbane Roar 1-2 Ulsan Hyundai
Australian champions Brisbane Roar's hopes of progressing to the next stage were dealt a severe blow after a controversial second-half penalty helped Korean outfit Ulsan claim a 2-1 win.

Ulsan went ahead on 11 minutes when Colombian Juan Estiven Velez (pictured) dispossessed Mitch Nichols before rifling home a fine left-foot shot. However, Brisbane were level on 25 minutes when Shane Stefanutto's effort was deflected in off Kwak Tae-Hwi.

Both sides came close in the second-half, with Lee Keun-Ho and Luke Brattan both hitting the woodwork before a dubious penalty was awarded to the visitors after Sayed Mohamed Adnan's tackle. Kwak made up for his earlier error, to convert the 73rd-minute spotkick.

Jeonbuk Motors 3-2 Buriram United
Last season's beaten finalists Jeonbuk have continued their recovery mission in Group H, after two opening 5-1 defeats, with a come-from-behind home win over Thai upstarts Buriram.

Frank Ohandza put the visitors into a 20th-minute lead when his overhit cross found its way into the back of the net. However, Jeonbuk star Lee Dong-Gook turned the game around with two goals in two minutes. Firstly, Lee curled in a fine shot when given too much space on 25 minutes, before volleying home from close range.

Ten minutes into the second-half, Ohandza levelled matters after a neat one-two with substitute Asqar Jadigerov. However, Park Won-Jae won it on 80 minutes when he forced the ball from close range after Cho Sung-Hwan's shot hit the post.
FC Tokyo 3-0 Beijing Guoan
Kazuma Watanabe scored one and set up another as Tokyo firmed up to progress in Group F after a comfortable home win over the Chinese runners-up.

Watanabe opened the scoring on seven minutes with a header from a free-kick, before assisting Yohei Otake to make it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time. Substitute Tatsuya Yazawa added a third with a cool finish after breaking free on 58 minutes to complete a big win which leaves Beijing on the brink of elimination.

Guangzhou Evergrande 3-1 Kashiwa Reysol
Last season's Chinese Super League MVP Muriqui (pictured) showcased his quality winning a penalty before scoring two goals in a big win for Guangzhou Evergrande over the Japanese champions.

However, Guangzhou's 28th-minute opener was controversially after Muriqui appeared to be brought down outside the box. Dario Conca still stepped up to convert despite the Reysol protests. Highly-rated Hiroki Sakai levelled five minutes into the second-half from a set-piece to increase the tension. Muriqui, though, would decide the game with strikes on 57 and 84 minutes.

Persepolis 1-1 Al Gharafa
Iranian giants Persepolis failed to seal their passage into the next round due to Lawrence Quaye leveller in stoppage-time for 10-man Al Gharafa in Tehran.

The game came to life late on, when Al Gharafa's Iranian attacker Farhad Majidi was sent off on 71 minutes, with Persepolis finally going ahead with six minutes to play thanks to star man Ali Karimi (pictured) who jinked past two defenders before his shot just crossed the line. However, Al Gharafa hit back in dramatic fashion, with Quaye netting a last-gasp equaliser, a fine deflected strike from outside the box.

Bani Yas 0-0 Al Ittihad
Saudi giants Al Ittihad failed to clinch their progress into the final 16, but edged even closer after a goalless draw away to Bani Yas.

It was a dull game of few good opportunities, with the hosts having the best chance on 78 minutes when Fawaz Awana headed Francisco Yeste's free-kick wastefully over the bar.
Al Arabi 0-1 Pakhtakor
Al Arabi's awful 2012 ACL campaign hit a new low after losing 1-0 at home to 10-man Pakhtakor leaving the Qatari side bottom of the group and without a point after four games.

Temurkhuja Abdukholikov netted the solitary strike of the game on 41 minutes tapping home a loose ball after Oybek Kilichev broke in on goal after a defensive error. However, the Uzbeks were reduced to 10 men with quarter of an hour left to play following Kilichev's sending off but managed to hold on.

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<div style="text-align: left;">Rayo Vallecano recovered from a two-goal deficit to beat 10-man Racing Santander at Vallecas as they moved, temporarily, to within three points of a Champions League spot. <br /><br />Racing's goalkeeper, Tono, was sent off inside five minutes after bringing down Diego Costa, leaving the visitors with an uphill struggle. Somehow they managed to open up a two-goal advantage, though, thanks to strikes from <strong>Marc Torrejon</strong> and <strong>Gonzalo Cosla</strong> in the opening 20 minutes.<br /><br />Rayo were shocked into action and took a foothold in the game when <strong>Michu </strong>netted prior to the break. And in a 10-minute second-half spell they put the game beyond doubt with three quickfire goals. <strong>Michu </strong>bagged his second of the match, before <strong>Raul Tamudo</strong> and<strong> Piti </strong>consigned a deflated Racing to defeat.</div>
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<div style="text-align: left;">Eliseu Pereira inspired Malaga to victory but they had to come from a goal behind to beat Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on Saturday.<br /><br />Maunel Pellegrini's men trailed to <strong>Diego Castro</strong>'s first-half strike before <strong>Eliseu's</strong> introduction after the break. The Portuguese netted the equaliser in the 57th minute before assisting <strong>Jeremy Toulalan</strong>'s<strong> </strong>strike that put Malaga ahead. <br /><br />The win was sealed in the dying minutes of the game when <strong>Santi Cazorla</strong> unleashed an unstoppable drive from distance as the visitors maintained their push for European football next season.</div>
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<div style="text-align: left;">Osasuna's European hopes were dealt a blow by Mallorca, who rescued a point at the Iberostar Stadium, helping the islanders to climb further away from the drop zone. <br /><br />The visitors had been on course for only their second away win of the season after <strong>Alvaro Cejudo</strong>'s strike just before the break, only to be denied by Mallorca after the interval. With less than 20 minutes remaining, <strong>Emilio Nsue</strong> rose highest to meet Sergio Tejera's corner, and direct his header past Andres Fernandez. <br /><br />Osasuna were guilty of missing chances to re-establish their advantage in the closing stages of the game, and consequently now find themselves two points adrift of the Champions League spots.</div>
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<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><a href="http://www.goal.com/en-india/match/63164/fc-barcelona-vs-sporting-de-gijon/report">Match Report</a> | <a href="http://www.goal.com/en-india/match/63164/fc-barcelona-vs-sporting-de-gijon/player-ratings">Player Ratings </a></strong></span></div>
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<div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.goal.com/en-india/match/63165/sevilla-vs-atletico-madrid/report"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Match Report</strong></span></a></div>
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<div style="text-align: left;">Villarreal surrendered a slender lead five minutes from time against Zaragoza before Abraham Minero netted an injury-time winner to boost the home side's hopes of Primera Division survival this season.<br /><br />The Yellow Submarine took a deserved lead in the 16th minute when Nilmar and Javier Camunas combined brilliantly to give <strong>Alejandro Martinuccio</strong> the simplest of finishes and net his first goal for Villarreal. <br /><br />Zaragoza were fortunate not to fall further behind prior to <strong>Luis Garcia</strong>'s<strong> </strong>equaliser in the 85th minute with an exquisite volley from the edge of the area. <strong>Abraham</strong> then completed the late turnaround with a goal in injury time to secure an unlikely three points for the Aragonese outfit, who remain bottom of the table.</div>
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<td style="text-align: center; width: 40%; background-color: #e93420;" valign="top"><span style="font-size: large;"><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">Athletic Bilbao 2-0 Real Sociedad<br /></span></strong></span></td>
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<div style="text-align: left;">Athletic Bilbao claimed the bragging rights in the Basque derby and continued their assault on European football thanks to a 2-0 win over regional rivals Real Sociedad on Sunday, but the result came with some controversy.<br /><br /><strong>Markel Susaeta</strong> finished a clinical move from the home side with Andoni Iraola and Ander Herrera involved in the build-up before the latter put the midfielder clear. <br /><br />Sociedad thought they were level within minutes of falling behind when Carlos Vela's effort clearly crossed the line, but the Mexican's strike was not given. Marcelo Bielsa's side continued to hold on for much of the match until <strong>Susaeta </strong>netted his second of the match with a curling free-kick late on.</div>
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Al Hilal 2-1 Al Shabab
Ivan Hasek's Al Hilal claimed their first win of the 2012 ACL and strengthened their grip on second spot in Group D with a home victory over UAE's Al Shabab.

Brazilian striker Kieza had put Al Shabab ahead on 29 minutes from Ciel's assist on a switft counter after Al Hilal had dominated the early period of the game. But Moroccan striker Youssef Al Arabi equalised on the stroke of half-time from a corner. Al Arabi would net a 68th-minute winner after substitute Yoo Byung-Soo slipped in a neat throughball.

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