Gamba Osaka proved too strong for Adelaide United, running out 3-0 winners in the opening match of Group H in the Asian Champions League.
Sydney FC's unbeaten A-League run is over and Tim Cahill senses vulnerability.
The Western Sydney Wanderers have suspended the memberships of 14 fans over their involvement in displaying a lewd banner at the Sydney derby.
The emergence of the Brisbane Roar's generation next has further underlined the pressing need for A-League expansion, coach John Aloisi says.
Tony Popovic has urged his WSW players for "move on quickly" after their Asian Champions League campaign got off to the worst possible start.
The lewd banner depicting Graham Arnold in a sex act has made the Sydney FC coach's daughters reluctant to attend any more A-League Sydney derbies.