Tokyo News and Features
Barcelona FC Tokyo’s 17-year-old Takefusa Kubo – known as ‘Take’ – is a transfer target for major European clubs this summer
Seoul and Shandong Luneng edged through to the AFC Champions League quarter-finals in dramatic fashion, as El Jaish and Al Ain joined them.
Shanghai SIPG reached the last eight courtesy of a last-minute goal from Wu Lei, with Jeonbuk, Lokomotiv and Al Nasr also progressing.
Jeonbuk Motors head home to South Korea with a priceless away goal, while Al Nasr were far too good for Tractor Sazi.
Despite spending big on the likes of Ramires and Alex Teixeira, Jiangsu Suning were dumped out of the AFC Champions League group stages.
Alex Teixeira helped Jiangsu Suning to keep their AFC Champions League campaign alive, but holders Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao are out.
Jiangsu Suning were surprisingly beaten by Tokyo, while Melbourne Victory held Suwon Bluewings to a draw.
Elkeson netted twice to help Shanghai SIPG beat Gamba Osaka 2-1 in the AFC Champions League on a day when Jiangsu Suning dropped points.
Jiangus Suning's Alex Teixeira and Ramires had contrasting fortunes while Tokyo benefited from a 'keeper error in the AFC Champions League.
Get the best features, fun and footballing frolics straight to your inbox every week.