ACL wrap: Bunyodkor close the gap

Bunyodkor moved into second place on the AFC Champions League Group G table with a 3-2 triumph over Gamba Osaka.

Bunyodkor moved into second place on the AFC Champions League Group G table with a 3-2 triumph over Gamba Osaka.

After Kamoliddin Murzoev scored the opener after 15 minutes and Gamba's Shu Kurata equalised, Bunyodkor went into the break in front thanks to Lutfulla Turayev's looping header in the 43rd minute.

Anvarjon Soliev looked to have killed off Gamba with Bunyodkor's third goal five minutes from the end, but an injury time goal from Hiroyuki Abi ensured a tense finish.

Adelaide United top the group with nine points after they defeated Pohang Steelers 1-0, thanks to a late header from Bruce Djite.

Qatari club Al Rayyan won 1-0 away to Uzbekistan's Nasaf thanks to a booming free kick from Rodrigo Tabata, which flew in from over 35 metres out.

Al Jazira fought back to secure a 1-1 draw with Esteghlal, while substitute Bakari Kone scored in injury time to steal a 1-0 victory for Lekhwiya against Sepahan.

Seongnam Ilhwa moved top of Group G with a 5-0 thumping of the Central Coast Mariners.

The Korean club lead Group G on six points, ahead of Nagoya Grampus on goal difference.

The reigning J.League champions were held to a 0-0 draw by China's Tianjin Teda.