Cerezo Osaka News and Features
The final round of the 2018 AFC Champions League group stage continued on Tuesday, with Sydney FC a notable casualty.
Al Jazira, Al Ahli and Kashima Antlers have clinched qualification for the knockout stages of the AFC Champions League.
Having denied any interest in Andres Iniesta earlier this week, Tianjin Quanjian defeated Jeonbuk Motors 4-2 in the AFC Champions League.
There were wins for Kashima Antlers and Jeju United in the AFC Champions League while Shanghai Shenhua and Sydney FC shared the spoils.
Sydney slumped to a first competitive home defeat since April 2016, while Chinese sides disappointed in the AFC Champions League.
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Hiroshi Kiyotake Cerezo Osaka have secured the return of Japan international Hiroshi Kiyotake after his disappointing spell in LaLiga with Sevilla.
Diego Forlan Diego Forlan's decision to retire from international duty with Uruguay has left the striker in a state of "mourning".
Diego Forlan Diego Forlan announced his retirement from international football on Thursday, ending his time with Uruguay's national team as their most-capped player.
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