Goals from the Asian Champions League

Beijing Guoan 2 – Newcastle Jets 0 (Asian Champions League, March 10, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Ryan Griffiths gave the home side an early lead before Joel Griffiths found an unmarked Du Wenhui to seal the points at the death.

Persepolis 3 – Sharjah 1 (Asian Champions League, March 10, 2009) Piroozi captain Ali Karimi scored in the 26th minute from close range, while teammates Ali Reza Vahedi Nikbakht and Hadi Nowrouzi netted goals in the 30th and 33rd minutes respectively in front of 50,000 fans at Tehran Azadi Stadium. Mishal Abdul Wahab scored a 53rd minute free-kick for the visitors.

Gamba Osaka 3 – Shandong Luneng 0 (Asian Champions League, March 10, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Leandro put Gamba ahead in the 20th minute when he drove in a low, angled shot from the top of the area. Yasuhito Endo doubled the lead with a penalty in the 72nd minute and Hayato Sasaki put the game out of reach seven minutes later, picking up a loose ball off an Endo cross and firing home with a long-range right-foot blast.


Al Olympic 0 – El Ahly 3 (Egyptian Premier League, March 10, 2009)