New Beijing Guoan coach Roger Schmidt has set his sights on returning the club to the Asian Champions League.
Asian Champions League organizers are preparing to play a quarterfinal in neutral venues because of diplomatic tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Singapore's Home United will take on Ceres-Negros in the AFC Cup Zonal final in August, with the winners facing AFC Cup runners up FC Istiklol next.
Elkeson opened the scoring as Shanghai SIPG won 3-2 against Jiangsu Suning for a 5-3 aggregate victory in an AFC Champions League second-round match.
Brisbane Roar will appeal a hefty fine from the AFC for not providing "international buffet style" meals for travelling Champions League officials.
Brisbane Roar have been fined more than $17,000 for breaking strict regulations around ACL matches -- including a failure to provide adequate meals.