Guangzhou Evergrande squeezed into the knockout stage of the 2017 AFC Champions League with a 2-2 draw against Suwon Bluewings at Tianhe Stadium on Tuesday evening, thanks to a controversial goal from Brazilian forward Ricardo Goulart.
The Chinese Super League big-spenders, who were continental champions in 2013 and 2015, avoided last season's ignominious first-round exit to finish second in Group G.
Goulart's second goal, that gave Luiz Felipe Scolari's men the point they needed to finish second...
Adelaide United were knocked out of the AFC Champions League with a 1-0 home loss to China's Jiangsu Suning on Tuesday night.
The Reds needed to win and also for Jeju United not to gain any points from a simultaneous fixture.
But coupled with their defeat, South Korea's Jeju downed Gamba Osaka 2-0 to advance to the Round of 16.
The 2016 A-League champions finished third in the group, some five points shy of Jeju, after an Asian campaign which returned one win, three draws and three losses.