Head coach Graham Arnold will cull up to six Sydney FC players to get his club back to the top of the A-League next season.
Heartbreak as a last minute screamer sends the sky blues out on away goals.
A late Hao Junmin goal put Shandong Luneng through to the AFC Champions League quarterfinals at the expense of Sydney FC on Wednesday night.
I-League champions Bengaluru FC face Hong Kong's 2014-15 league champions Kitchee in a knockout game in AFC Cup.
Mohun Bagan were eliminated from the AFC Cup after going down 2-1 to Singapore club Tampines Rovers in Guwahati.
A double by Brazilian midfielder Leonardo guided Jeonbuk Hyundai to a 3-2 aggregate victory over Melbourne Victory after winning the home leg 2-1.