Jeonbuk needed to score to have a chance of reaching the next round of the ACL, and they got the goal they needed on 72 minutes when substitute Edu scored what was to be the only goal of the game. Beijing couldn’t find an equalizer, even with former K-league legend Dejan Damjanovic up-front. Zhou Ting received a late red card for Beijing, and Jeonbuk held on to qualify for the next round. Suwon almost managed to overturn their 3-2 first leg deficit, and on 54 minutes were actually 2-0 up against Kashiwa Reysol and looking like they could actually win the tie. But on 65 minutes Yusuke Kobayashi scored a rare goal which levelled the scores. Suwon couldn’t find the third goal that they needed and went out on the away goals rule after the tie finished 4-4 on aggregate. Seoul never looked like getting started in their tie against Gamba Osaka, finding themselves 2-0 down and completely out of the tie by half time. Yun Ju-Tae scored two consolation goals in the second half as Seoul lost 3-2 on the night and 6-3 on aggregate. Seongnam’s 2-1 win in the first leg meant that they were the only Korean team going into the second leg with an advantage, however two goals from Brazilian international Ricardo Goulet turned the tide of the match Guangzhou’s way. Seongnam couldn’t find an equalizer so the 2013 ACL Champions progressed at their expense.