Urawa Red Diamonds turned their AFC Champions League tie with Ulsan Hyundai on its head, while Shanghai SIPG came through on penalties.
Ulsan came from behind to beat Urawa Red Diamonds 2-1, while Shanghai SIPG were held to a 1-1 draw by Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.
Shanghai SIPG are into the knockout stages of the AFC Champions League, as are Urawa Reds after a crucial win over Beijing Guoan.
Five teams progressed to the knockout stage of the AFC Champions League, including Al Wahda and Al Ittihad, after Tuesday's action.
Kashima Antlers suffered a surprise home defeat to Gyeongnam in Group E of the AFC Champions League.
Al Sadd were held to a draw despite two goals from Xavi, while holders Kashima Antlers won a thriller in the AFC Champions League.
Manabu Saito sealed a late AFC Champions League win for Kawasaki Frontale, but Hulk, Oscar and Elkeson were unable to inspire Shanghai SIPG.
Jeonbuk Motors started their AFC Champions League campaign with a comfortable win over Beijing Guoan, with Lee Dong-gook making history.
When all hope appeared lost, Jeonbuk Motors fought back, only to suffer the agony of a penalty shoot-out defeat.
Dejan Damjanovic hit a brace and Han Eui-kwon was also on target as Suwon Bluewings won 3-0 at Jeonbuk Motors in the AFC Champions League.