CSL Side Jiangsu Suning Fails To Reach Round Of 16 At Asian Champions League
China’s Jiangsu Suning FC failed to make the knockout stage on Wednesday as they held by the group leaders Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors of South Korea 2-2 at the K-League team’s home stadium.
Leonardo Pereira of Jeonbuk Motors scored the game opener through a penalty kick at 17 minutes into the game. Alex Teixeira Santos made the equalizer two minutes later. Joao Alves de Assis Silva of Suning earned a 2-1 lead shortly into the second half through penalty kick.
Meanwhile, group rival FC Tokyo took the lead over bottom-placed Becamex Binh Duong, and FC Tokyo will probably have 10 points with their win. If Suning could keep the 2-1 score to the end, Suning would wrap up with 11 points, 2 points more than that of Jeonbuk Motors.
However, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors initiated a fierce attack, which worked a goal at 67 minutes in the game. The draw exited Suning for the knockout stage.
Shandong Luneng FC travelled to play against Thai League champions Buriam United, and they drawed 0-0 with a squad featuring only Chinese players.
Luneng ranked second in Group F with 11 points, and will take on Group H leader Sydney FC of Australia in the knockout stage.