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.
Guangzhou Evergrande hit Eastern for six in the AFC Champions League, thanks to a big contribution from Paulinho.
Al Ain took a big step toward the knockout stages in Group C, while Al Hilal became the first team to book their ticket for the next round.
Thai side Muangthong United continued their season of history-making with a win over Ulsan that put them top of Champions League Group E.