AFC Champions League holders Kashima Antlers' defence of the title was ended by Guangzhou Evergrande in the last eight.
Ryohei Shirasaki struck the crossbar late on as Kashima Antlers claimed a 0-0 draw at Guangzhou Evergrande in their quarter-final first leg.
Hiroki Abe has completed a move to Barcelona on a four-year contract, leaving Kashima Antlers for a reported €2million fee.
Hiroki Abe is to join Barcelona from Kashima Antlers and is expected to spend next season with the B team in Catalonia.
Away goals and penalties settled two round of 16 ties in the AFC Champions League as Kashima Antlers and Guangzhou Evergrande progressed.
A fortuitous late goal saw Guangzhou Evergrande earn a 2-1 win over Shandong Luneng, while Kashima Antlers beat Sanfrecce Hiroshima.
Kashima Antlers' AFC Champions League defence continued after they did just enough to progress, as did Guangzhou Evergrande.
Marouane Fellaini scored his third goal for Shandong Luneng as they beat Gyeongnam in the AFC Champions League.
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.