Kawasaki Frontale 2 – Nagoya Grampus Eight 1 (AFC Champions League, September 23, 2009) Josh Kennedy gave the visitors the lead after 28 minutes with a back post header, but Frontale hit back in the second half with goals from Kengo Nakamura and Juninho.
Bunyodkor 3 – Pohang Steelers 1 (AFC Champions League, September 23, 2009) Pohang striker Noh Byung-jun scored an eighth-minute opener, before Victor Karpenko equalised with a spectacular 25-yard volley on the half hour. Pohang had defender Kim Hyung-il sent off midway through teh second half. Bunyodkor’s speedy left winger Jasur Hasanov made the most of the extra space to set up two late goals for AFC Player of the Year Server Djeparov.
Umm Salal 3 – FC Seoul 2 (AFC Champions League, September 23, 2009) Seoul held a two-goal lead at the interval thanks to Jung Jo-gook’s brace but Magno Alves’ double either side of Fabio Cesar’s sublime finish means the Doha club head to Korea for the return leg next week with a slender advantage.
Toluca 3 – San Juan Jabloteh 0 (CONCACAF Champions League, September 23, 2009) Isaac Brizuela in the first half, and goals from Manuel Zarate and Nestor Calderon after the break sealed Toluca’s easy win.
Columbus Crew 0 – Cruz Azul 2 (CONCACAF Champions League, September 23, 2009) Pablo Zeballos and Alejandro Vela scored in the first half to lead the Mexicans to victory.