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The Asian Champions League continues over in Qatar with the East section and with so many matches played it is hard to keep up. We shall give it a good try though as we look back on Tuesday's matches, in which we saw ten goals in three games. 


Goals galore 

In Group E we saw two matches, the first being a 3-1 victory for Beijing Guoan over Melbourne Victory, this was, in the end, a comfortable victory for the CSL side. Despite the win after the game goalscorer Renato Augusto talked about how the club needs to keep the high levels up. 

This was recognised as after his man of the match performance he said "We played very well in the first half and scored goals. Although we didn't play so well in the second half, the important thing is that we won the game. We have to play well in the subsequent games and make sure to qualify from the group."

In the other match in the Group, we saw a very one-sided affair as the K1 strugglers FC Seoul defeated Thai side Chiangrai United 5-0. It was a great result for the sides new manager Lee Won-Jun as he looks to build a solid team to compete again in Korea.



Shanghai shine through despite injury

To Group F where we saw two matches on Tuesday, let's first look at the all East Asian tie as we witnessed FC Tokyo take on Shanghai Shenhua. It was a match that both teams needed to win to keep hold of second place as Ulsan look set to top the Group. A typical FC Tokyo dogged display then say the J1 side lose 1 - 0 that to a penalty on 72 minutes from Yu Hanchao. 

This was a solid display from the goalscorer too who was named man of the match at full time after he supported his side to the victory. The Shanghai side impressive displays are even better when you look at the fact they have been hit by injuries to key players. The injury worries continue too as forward. Gao Di went down in this match and is unlikely to play again this season. 


Ulsan on top

Now to another match in Group F as we saw Ulsan maintain their unbeaten run as they defeated Perth Glory 2-1. It was though another strong performance from the Australians who lost this match to two last-minute goals. 

Although the Australian side is missing key players, they gave the Korean runners-up a comprehensive match, only for them to lose out in the last second to a goal from Junior Negao one of the best forwards in Asian football. 

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