Sydney FC have fallen just short of upsetting Chinese champions Shanghai SIPG in the Asian Champions League as an entertaining contest ended 3-3 at Jubilee.
On the back of their last-minute Big Blue win on the weekend, the Sky Blues started the match with a spring in their step and found the opener after just three minutes.
Siem De Jong worming his way into the box before unleashing a drilled, deflected effort that fortuitously found the back of the net.
Though slow out of the gate, Shanghai eased themselves into the contest and equalised in the 27th minute as former Chelsea midfielder Oscar found the head of Wunjen Lu, who guided the ball into the bottom right of goal.
Just five minutes later Sydney FC restored their lead from the penalty spot as Adam Le Fondre converted emphatically after SIPG were guilty of a handball in the box.
Shanghai weren't behind for long however with Yu Hai heading home in the 37th minute after some fancy footwork and a measured cross from Hulk down the right.
After a breathless first 45 minutes, the second half allowed both sides to catch their breath with SIPG guilty of time-wasting tactics with 15 minutes remaining.
The Sky Blues were desperate for all three points though and looked set to wrap them up in the 84th minute as Alex Brosque tapped home after a Le Fondre cross and Reza Ghoochannejhad's header could only be parried by the keeper.
Shanghai's Brazilians would however once again conjure up an equaliser as Oscar found Elkeson in the box with the attacker firing the ball past Andrew Redmayne in the 89th minute.
Sydney FC coughing up the lead three times in a 3-3 draw that leaves their Asian Champions League campaign in the balance.