The title race in Japan also remains a close contest after frontrunners Vissel Kobe defeated Kashima Antlers 3-1 on Saturday, but Yokohama F. Marinos’ 4-1 win against Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo meant the defending champions remain four points behind with four matches left of the campaign.
Leaders Ulsan Hyundai suffered a late 1-0 defeat at the hands of Gwangju FC in the first match since the league was split into two in Korea Republic while there were also matches in Hong Kong, Mongolia and Guam, so join the-AFC.com as we bring you up to speed with the action from across East Asia.
China PR: Port defeat gives Shandong hope
Wang Gang and Fabio Abreu were on the scoresheet as Beijing FC defeated leaders Shanghai Port 2-1 on Friday to set up an exciting climax to the Chinese Super League season. Javier Pereira’s side could have sealed their second league title with a win against Beijing but instead fell to a third defeat in five matches.