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

Central Coast 5-1 Tianjin Teda
A-League premiers Central Coast have breathed new life into their ACL campaign after a 5-1 hammering of Chinese outfit Tianjin Teda, who have subsequently been eliminated.

Full-back Pedj Bojic set up Daniel McBreen for a first-half double, before left-back Joshua Rose got forward and netted on his right foot on 49 minutes.

New Zealand international Michael McGlinchey curled in a fine strike on 71 minutes, before Tianjin responded moments later on a counterattack through Liao Bochao. However, Dortmund-bound youngster Mustafa Amini rounded out the scoring on 85 minutes with a brilliant strike.

Kashiwa Reysol 1-0 Buriram United
Japanese champions Kashiwa Reysol boosted their hopes of progressing and severely dented Buriram's after a hard-fought win.

Reigning J-League MVP Leandro Domingues netted the game's only goal on 23 minutes after a superb jinking run where he beat three defenders following an assist from compatriot Ricardo Lobo. There was little way back for the visitors when Hermann Yves Ekwalla received a red card before the break and they couldn't muster much of a response.

Seongnam Ilhwa 1-1 Nagoya Grampus
Group G's two leaders had to settle for a draw which sees them both narrowly in front of the third-placed Mariners ahead of the final matchday.

Seongnam had opened the scoring on 12 minutes through promising Korea international Han Sang-Woon who fired in a fine free-kick. Kensuke Nagai fired a shot narrowly over for Grampus, while Kim Sung-Hwan saw a second-half effort graze the bar.

However, after being frustrated for much of the game, Grampus finally found a response with 72 minutes gone, when Park Jin-Po put the ball into his own net from Yoshizumi Ogawa's vicious cross from the right side of the box.
Guangzhou Evergrande 1-3 Jeonbuk Motors
Lee Dong-Gook has scored a stoppage-time brace to help 10-man Jeonbuk claim a vital 3-1 victory away to former group leaders Guangzhou Evergrande.

The hosts had gone ahead on 10 minutes when Argentine midfielder Dario Conca netted from the spot after Zhang Linpeng was brought down. However, last season's beaten ACL finalists, who struggled in the first-half, levelled on the stroke of half-time through a Lee Seung-Hyun strike after a goalmouth scramble.

Jeonbuk defender Cho Sung-Hwan received a second caution on 66 minutes resulting in him getting his marching orders, but the Koreans defied their numerical disadvantage with Lee scoring a winner in the first minute of stoppage-time after Seo Sang-Min drew the keeper and laid off. Two minutes later, Lee added another from the spot to send Jeonbuk top of the group.

Persepolis 0-1 Al Hilal
Tehran giants Persepolis have been denied ACL progress yet again after slumping to a home defeat in front of almost 75,000 fans to Saudi Arabian outfit Al Hilal who move into top spot in Group D.

Persepolis star Mohammad Nouri's early shot hit the woodwork, while Al Hilal midfielder Mohammed Al Shalhoub saw his effort tipped wide by Reds' Bosnian keeper Asmir Avdukic.

Nouri spurned a good chance after the break, along with Youssef El Arabi but eventually the latter found the way to goal. Youssef El Arabi, who netted a brace in Al Hilal's 2-1 win over Al Shabab on matchday four, scored the game's decisive goal just before the hour mark after receiving a ball from Ahmed Al Fraidi and sliding it home on a counterattack.

Al Gharafa 2-1 Al Shabab
Otmal El Assas (pictured) netted an 84th-minute penalty to help Al Gharafa come from behind to keep their ACL campaign alive and eliminate Al Shabab after a 2-1 triumph.

Issa Mohammed had put the visitors ahead on 65 minutes, but Al Gharafa levelled with 10 minutes to go thanks to Ivorian substitute Aruna Dindane. And El Assas won it four minutes later, after Esam Dhahi's foul, with the Moroccan midfielder converting the spotkick to give his side hope of qualifying ahead of their final group game away to Al Hilal which they must win.

Al Nasr 0-3 Sepahan
Iranian champions Sepahan have sealed their passage into the next phase of the ACL after a dramatic win on the road in UAE where both sides missed penalties while the hosts had their keeper sent off.

Mehdi Karimian hit a gilt-edged close-range chance into the post early on while Mark Bresciano was denied by Sepahan keeper Rahman Ahmadi shortly after. But Bruno Correa put Sepahan ahead on the stroke of half-time with an excellent lob after Karimian's pass.

However the drama truly began in the second 45, with Al Nasr keeper Abdualla Moosa Ali red carded on 49 minutes after the defence hesitated when Sepahan attempted to give them back the ball following an injury and Sukaj swooped only to be brought down. Omid Ebrahimi deliberately missed the resulting spotkick in an act of fair play. Moments later Amara Diane also failed from the spot with Ahmadi making a fine save. Albanian Xhevair Sukaj would seal the points with a 69th-minute strike and substitute Mehdi Salehi added another eight minutes later.
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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: 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 Ahli 3-0 Lekhwiya
Saudi Arabian Pro League runners-up Al Ahli have progressed to the Round of 16 after a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Qatari champions Lekhwiya.

Abdulrahim Jaizawi fired the hosts ahead with an angled drive on eight minutes and they held on to that lead until Brazilian striker Victor Simoes doubled it on the hour mark. Victor produced a wonderful dinked left-foot finish for the goal, before Taisir Al Jassim rifled in a third in stoppage-time off the underside of the bar.

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