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Late Lee screamer not enough for Jeonbuk

22 April 2015, 19:37

Singapore - Lee Dong-Gook's late double including an outrageous overhead were not enough to stop Jeonbuk Motors losing 3-2 to Kashiwa Reysol as their AFC Champions League campaign hung in the balance on Wednesday.

The ex-Middlesbrough striker, one week away from turning 36, became the tournament's all-time top-scorer with a superb cameo which nearly overturned Kashiwa's 3-0 first-half lead.

Lee nodded a cross into the air and smashed it home with his sublime bicycle kick on 67 minutes, before he crashed in his 27th Champions League goal with nine minutes to go.

But Kashiwa, who earned their lead through Eduardo and Kosuke Taketomi's brace, held on to book their spot in the knock-outs and leave former winners Jeonbuk sweating.

The 2006 Asian champions and current Korean title-holders entertain Shandong Luneng in a fortnight's time needing at least a draw to progress from Group E.

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Elsewhere South Korea's Seongnam FC edged Thai champions Buriram United 2-1 to go through from Group F with one round of games remaining.

Kim Do-Heon converted a 27th-minute penalty and Nam Joon-Jae added a second 11 minutes later, before Diogo pulled a goal back for the Thais with 13 minutes left.

Gamba Osaka stormed to a 5-0 away win over Guangzhou R&F which kept their hopes alive and underlined a stunning revival in fortunes.

The Japanese treble-winners lost their first two games but two away wins in a row have left them challenging for a last-16 berth in their final group game against Seongnam.

Two goals each from Anderson Patric and Hiroyuki Abe put the game well beyond Guangzhou's reach before Takashi Usami grabbed Gamba's fifth with 20 minutes to go.

In Group E, Chinese side Shandong Luneng recovered from an early scare to beat Vietnamese champions Binh Duong 3-1 and retain their hopes of reaching the knock-outs.

Nguyen Trong Hoang gave the visitors a shock lead after 20 minutes in Jinan, but Yang Xu eased home fans' nerves when he levelled eight minutes later.

Junior Urso's 61st minute strike and an own goal by Pham Minh Duc with 20 minutes left sealed Shandong's second win in the group.

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