A last minute penalty by Kim Do-Heon gave Seongnam a two-one lead to take to Guangzhou. They still have plenty of work to do in the away leg of the tie as Huang Bowen’s goal for Guangzhou means that a one-nil win would be enough to see the Chinese side through on away goals. The other three K-League sides made a mess of their home ties, meaning that we may well see no Korean sides in the last 8. Beijing’s late equalizer against Jeonbuk mean that the Korean side will need to find the net at least once in China to have a chance of progressing. The situation for Seoul and Suwon is much direr. Yeom Ki Hun’s early goal gave Suwon the perfect start to the game against Kashiwa Reysol, but the away side scored three times before Jeong Tae-Se pulled a goal back on sixty minutes. Suwon couldn’t find an equalizer, although Yeom Ki-Hun came close with a powerful free kick right at the death. The result means that Suwon will need to score at least two goals when they travel to Japan to have a chance of reaching the next round. The task facing Seoul is even more difficult as they fell to pieces in the second half against Gamba Osaka who raced into a three goal lead. Yun Ju-Tae’s late consolation goal barely improves Seoul’s chances of reaching the next round as they still need to find three goals in Osaka to have a chance of qualifying.