Shandong Luneng 5 – Sriwijaya 0 (Asian Champions League, March 17, 2009) Braces from Li Jinyu and Mrdakovic Miljan helped the Chinese outfit collect their first win in the ACL, Han Peng also finding the back of the net as Shandong completely outclassed the visitors.
Newcastle Jets 2 – Ulsan Hyundai 0 (Asian Champions League, March 17, 2009) Sasho Petrovski gave Newcastle the lead after just 15 minutes when he latched onto Ljubo Milicevic’s ball into the penalty area before sweeping home a left-footed effort from eight yards out. Petrovski then notched a header just before to break, and the South Koreans were unable to respond.
FC Seoul 2 – Gamba Osaka 4 (Asian Champions League, March 17, 2009) Gamba took the lead after just 13 minutes when Masato Yamazaki scored with a fine effort from the edge of the box. Jung Jo-gook to equalised nine minutes after the break before Brazilian striker Leandro scored a hat-trick to put the match to bed. Lee Sang-hyub’s 90th minute goal was nothing more than scant consolation.
Pakhtakor Tashkent 1 – Al-Hilal 1 (Asian Champions League, March 17, 2009) Radoi’s 56th minute penalty for Al-Hilil was cancelled out sixty seconds later by Tadzhiev’s header fir the Uzebkis.
Al Sharjah 0 – Al Gharrafa 2 (Asian Champions League, March 17, 2009) The Qataris won with goals in each half from Kamil and Clemerson.
Saba Battery 0 – Al-Ahli 0 (Asian Champions League, March 17, 2009) Saba enjoyed the majority of possession in Iran but failed to capitalise on their few chances.
Nagoya 0 – Beijing Guoan 0 (Asian Champions League, March 17, 2009)
Puerto Rico Islanders 2 – Cruz Azul 0 (CONCACAF Champions League, March 17, 2009) The Islanders got an early goal by Sandi Gbandi after great service by Josh Hansen, which was doubled by Nicholas Addlery’s well taken free-kick.
Chivas USA 2 – Houston Dynamo 2 (Pre-season Friendly, March 13, 2009) Shavar Thomas and Atiba Harris scored for Chivas, who also had Ricardo Clark sent off with the referee taking hands-on control of the situation pushing the offender out of the way before the Houston side could take reprisals.