Sydney FC just about kept alive their AFC Champions League campaign with a 2-2 away draw to Chinese champions Shanghai SIPG on Tuesday.
The Sky Blues led 1-0 at half-time, but trailed 2-1 before Adam Le Fondre netted a 62nd-minute equaliser.
Sydney remain bottom of the four-team group having drawn three of their four games and losing the other one
They are only two points behind second-placed SIPG, but need to win at group leaders Ulsan Hyundai in South Korea in two weeks to remain in contention..
A reserve-strength Melbourne Victory have earned a first point of their AFC Champions League campaign, drawing 1-1 with visiting powerhouse Guangzhou Evergrande on Tuesday night.
Jai Ingham kept up his scarcely-believable record of scoring against Asian opposition, equalising two minutes after Huang Bowen's opener.
Talisca missed a hatful of chances to win the tie for Fabio Cannavaro's side, who disappointed their thousands of red-clad fans at AAMI Park.
There was little on the line for Victory,...
Melbourne Victory have been humbled by Guangzhou Evergande, smashed 4-0 on Wednesday night in another AFC Champions League away-day destruction.
Victory were two down within 10 minutes courtesy of Brazilian forward Anderson Talisca and couldn't compete with the Chinese Super League heavyweights.
"We weren't up to scratch," Victory captain Carl Valeri conceded. "We made too many mistakes against a quality team, they punish you every time."
Talisca, one part of a A$100 million double act with former...
Sydney FC face a battle to advance from their Asian Champions League group after three times conceding the lead in a thrilling 3-3 draw with China's Shanghai SIPG on Wednesday.
Substitute Alex Brosque looked to have earned the Sky Blues their first win in three games with an 84th minute tap in at Sydney's Jubilee Oval. But former Chelsea star Oscar set up Brazilian compatriot and man of the match Elkeson for an 89th minute equaliser. The result leaves Sydney with two points and bottom of their four-team...