- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

KASHIWA, Japan (AP) - Kashiwa Reysol advanced to the Asian Champions League quarterfinals despite a 2-1 loss at Suwon on Tuesday, progressing on away goals after the second-round series finished level at 4-4.

Kashiwa took a 3-2 lead into the return leg but fell behind after striker Jong Tae-se scored in the 26th minute and Ku Ja-ryong tapped in from close range in the 54th to give Suwon the advantage.

Yusuke Kobayashi struck from the edge of the area in the 65th, pouncing after Leandro’s shot was blocked, to secure the Japanese club a spot in the last eight.

Korean champion Jeonbuk advanced 2-1 on aggregate, with Edu scoring the crucial goal in the 72nd minute to give the visitors at 1-0 win at Beijing Guoan. Guoan, aiming to reach the quarterfinals for the first time, held Jeonbuk to a 1-1 at Jeonju last week.

In western zone matches, two-time continental champion Al Hilal overturned a 1-0 deficit against Persepolis of Iran with a 3-0 win at home to advance 3-1 on aggregate.

Qatari league champion Lekhwiya, which took a 2-1 lead into the return leg against regular rival and 2011 champion Al Sadd, advanced 4-3 on aggregate after a 2-2 draw in Doha.

Ismail Mohamad scored seven minutes from time to earn 10-man Lekhwiya the draw and a place in the quarterfinals for the second time in three seasons.

Youssef Msakni put Lekhwiya ahead after just 13 minutes but Ahmed Yasser’s sending off in the 34th minute for a second bookable offense was followed by an equalizer for Al Sadd when Brazilian striker Muriqui scored with a free kick.

Ali Asadalla put Al Sadd in front in the 63rd minute and the match looked headed for extra time when Mohamad struck to take Lekhwiya into the last eight. Lekhwiya also reached the quarterfinals in 2013, losing to eventual champions Guangzhou Evergrande.

“The match was very exciting from the two teams and it was entertaining,” Lekhwiya’s Danish coach Michael Laudrup said.

“We had a difficult situation in the first half with the red card that we got, as we had to play with 10 men for a long period. However, we managed to get past all the difficult conditions and achieved our target of qualifying.”

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