Gao Lin of Guangzhou Evergrand reacts after missing an opportunity to score during an AFC Champions League match between Guangzhou Evergrande and Kashiwa Reysol at Hitachi Stadium on Wednesday night.
Teams from Chinese Super League suffered another embarrassing round as none of them managed to notch a win.
Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande and J.League counterparts Kashiwa Reysol played out a scoreless draw at Hitachi Stadium on Wednesday night.
The draw moved both clubs onto four points as Group H reached the halfway point and the two teams will meet again at Guangzhou's Tianhe Stadium in two weeks' time.
Guangzhou had the better of the exchanges throughout the 90 minutes and, as a result, Kashiwa coach Nelsinho was more than happy to take the point secured by his side.
"Even though the game was scoreless, I'm satisfied with the result because Guangzhou are a good team," said the Brazilian.
"I certainly don't see this as two points dropped but rather I think both teams should see it as a point won and I think we still have a chance to go through to the next stage."
Beijing Guoan 1-1 FC Tokyo
Emperor's Cup winners FC Tokyo remained three points clear at the top of Group F alongside Ulsan Hyundai after extending their unbeaten start in the AFC Champions League with a 1-1 draw with Beijing Guoan on Wednesday.
Aria Jasuru Hasegawa's second goal of the campaign a minute before half-time at the Worker's Stadium cancelled out Wang Xiaolong's early penalty as Beijing were forced to settle for a second consecutive 1-1 draw at home.
With K-League side Ulsan coming from behind to earn a 1-1 draw at home to Australia's Brisbane Roar, unbeaten duo Ulsan and FC Tokyo lead the way in Group F at the halfway stage of the Group Stage with winless pair Beijing and Brisbane both three points off the pace.
Tianjin Teda 0-3 Nagoya Grampus
Nagoya Grampus posted the first win in Group G of the AFC Champions League after easing to a 3-0 win over Tianjin Teda on Tuesday.
With the first five games in Group G ending all square after Central Coast Mariners and Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma earlier shared a 1-1 draw in Australia; Nagoya moved two points clear at the top of the table.
Jungo Fijimoto opened the scoring with a superb chip midway through the first half, and after Keiji Tamada doubled the visitors' lead just after half-time, Kensuke Nagai sealed the win.