Matchday 3 of the AFC Champions League delivered a mixed bag for the Aussie teams but it was more good news than bad.
Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Wanderers dug deep against their J-League rivals to record slender but crucial wins and give themselves every chance of progressing to the knockout stage. While defending A-League champions Central Coast Mariners suffered a loss on the road to China, falling 2-1 to Beijing Guoan. But in a very tight group there’s no need to panic… yet.
As expected from Asia’s showpiece club competition there was plenty of drama, colour and controversy (even a melee) as these pics from Getty Images show. Click on the links to each photo below to see the gallery.