Pics: Day 6 ACL action
It was the end of the line for Melbourne Victory and Central Coast Mariners who both crashed out on the final day of the group phase.
Neither will have time to wallow on what might have been, with both teams in the thick of A-League semi-final action over the weekend.
Joining them in the fight for championship glory, Western Sydney Wanderers, who put on a 5-0 masterclass against an under-strength Guizhou Renhe to book their spot in the final 16 in what has been a stunning Asia debut for Tony Popovic's men.
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