Jeonbuk cruises into ACL last 16

Jeonbuk Motors players celebrate progression to the ACL last 16. (Getty) Source: Getty Images

K-League champion Jeonbuk Motors is through to the last 16 of the AFC Champions League after a 4-1 win over Group E rival Shandong Luneng.

Goals from Lee Jae-sung, Kim Hyung-il and Edu and an Eninho penalty sealed Jeonbuk's progression at the expense of Shandong, with the Korean side topping the group due to Binh Duong's 1-0 victory against Kashiwa Reysol - who had already qualified.

There was no such joy for Jeonbuk's domestic rival and two-time winner Seongnam, which succumbed to elimination from Group F as a second-half comeback saw it lose 2-1 to Gamba Osaka.

Gamba goes through on goal difference ahead of Seongnam in second place behind Buriram United, the Thai side winning the group thanks to a 5-0 hammering of Guangzhou R&F in which Brazilian forward Diogo scored a hat-trick.

Al Ain won Group B with a 3-0 success against Naft Tehran, which reached the knock-out rounds as Pakhtakor was beaten 2-0 by Al Shabab.

In Group A, Lekhwiya and Persepolis both progressed with wins in the final round of group fixtures.

Lekhwiya ended Al Nassr's hopes of qualification by beating the 10-man Saudi side - which had defender Omar Hawsawi sent off - 3-1, and Persepolis overcame Bunyodkor 2-1.

Source Omnisport