WATCH: Advantage Nathan Burns in ACL


Nathan Burns got one up on his Australian team-mate Trent Sainsbury as FC Tokyo shocked Jiangsu Suning with an away 2-1 victory and raced to the top of Group E in the AFC Champions League.

Burns' Tokyo picked-up their second victory of the group campaign and seventh point from four games as Masato Morishige's brace, either side of Jo's penalty, earned the points.

Sainsbury's defensive partner Li Ang was sent-off with three minutes from time and Jiangsu must now close a two-point gap on leaders Tokyo if they want to claim top-spot.

Elsewhere in the group, Binh Duong recorded a surprise 3-2 win over Jeonbuk Motors for their first three points of the competition. Nguyen Anh Duc was the hero for the Vietnam side, converting a penalty in the 88th minute after previously finding the net from 12 yards for the opener.

Lee Jong-ho and Han Gyo-won had turned the game in Jeonbuk's favour, before Christian Amougou's equaliser. Jeonbuk ended the match with nine man following second-half red cards for Kim Chang-soo and Kim Hyung-il

A single strike from Temurkhuja Abdukholikov helped Lokomotiv Tashkent to a 1-0 home win over Sepahan and top spot in Group A.

Al Nasr had to settle for a scoreless draw with Al Ittihad and consequently dropped to second place with seven points from four games.

In Group C, Tractor Sazi beat Pakhtakor 2-0 to remain top, while Al Hilal beat Al Jazira 1-0 courtesy of a Ailton Almeida goal in the 36th minute to remain second. 

Shanghai SIPG saw off Gamba Osaka 2-0 in Group G and remain top with nine points from four games, while Melbourne Victory maintained their unbeaten status as they recorded a 1-1 draw with Suwon Bluewings.

Source Omnisport