Adelaide United sink Shandong; Defending AFC champions Pohang win; Gamba held

Shandong Luneng 0 – Adelaide United 2 (Asian Champions League, March 10, 2010) Headers in each half from Sergio van Dijk and Matthew Leckie saw Adelaide maintain their 100% in this year’s competition.

Pohang Steelers 2 – Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1 (Asian Champions League, March 10, 2010) Pohang looked comfortable after Hwang Jae-Won put them in front with a powerful header on 54 minutes but Sanfrecce defender Makino was brought down in the box with just one minute left and Ilian Stoyanov stepped up to convert the penalty. But Sanfrecce the shot themselves in the foot in injury time when Brazilian forward Almir prodded home a rebound from a Kim Jae-Sung free kick.

Gamba Osaka 1 – Henan Siwu 1 (Asian Champions League, March 10, 2010) Zhang Lu gave the visitors the lead after four minutes when he reacted quickest after keeper Kimura failed to gather a shot from Dialo. Gamba levelled when striker Lucas was hacked down in the penalty area, with the Brazilian dusting himself off to convert the spot kick 10 minutes before the break.