Urawa Reds and Shanghai SIPG booked their tickets for the final eight of the AFC Champions League on Wednesday.
Guangzhou Evergrande qualified for the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League after Paulinho's away goal, while Persepolis progressed.
Al-Ahli and Al Ain were the victors in Monday's AFC Champions League last-16 action.
Shanghai SIPG and Jeju United claimed first-leg victories in Wednesday's AFC Champions League last-16 action.
Paulinho kept Guangzhou Evergrande in the hunt to regain the AFC Champions League title as Kawasaki Frontale and Al Hilal won impressively.
Esteghlal left it late to claim a 1-0 first-leg win over Al Ain in the AFC Champions League, while Al-Ahli and Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai drew.
Kashima Antlers secured top spot in Group E, meaning Guangzhou Evergrande await in the AFC Champions League last 16.
Another four groups were settled in the AFC Champions League on Tuesday, with Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao among those to progress.
Al Hilal's dramatic victory at Al Rayyan was the pick of the matches but Omar Abdulrahman and Mehdi Taremi also starred on Monday.
Urawa Reds, Shanghai SIPG, Muangthong United and Kashima Antlers are all into the AFC Champions League round of 16.