Vissel's passage to the quarterfinals may have come at a cost while Suwon shocked Yokohama with a comeback win.
Melbourne City have added a further signing for the 2020-21 season with Japanese attacker Naoki Tsubaki joining the A-League club.
Sydney FC will turn their full attention to the A-League after their Asian Champions League campaign concluded with a 1-1 draw Yokohama F Marinos.
Guangzhou Evergrande could have sealed a knockout berth with a win over Suwon but will now need help from Vissel.
Guangzhou made gains in Group G by topping Vissel , while Shanghai SIPG dropped Yokohama Marinos for their first loss of the tournament.
Andres Iniesta was brilliant as Vissel Kobe secured passage to the knockout rounds with a win over Guangzhou Evergrande.
Yokohama F. Marinos' Ange Postecoglou has declared the J-League "the best league in Asia" as Japan's top flight awaits the green light to resume.
Yokohama F Marinos thrashed Sydney FC 4-0 in former Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou's first Asian Champions League game against an Australian side.
Yokohama F. Marinos eased past title rivals FC Tokyo 3-0 on Saturday to clinch their first J-League trophy since 2004.
Ange Postecoglou is just 90 minutes from what's being hailed as the greatest achievement by an Australian soccer coach.
The owner of Manchester City has sold a $500 million stake to private equity firm Silver Lake, valuing Abu Dhabi-controlled CFG at $4.8 billion.
Manchester City ended their preseason tour of Asia on a high with a 3-1 win over Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan.
City Football Group (CFG) already owns Manchester City, New York City FC, Melbourne City, Yokohama F Marinos, Club Atletico Torque and FC Girona.
Ex-Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou's Yokohama F Marinos have narrowly avoided a relegation playoff to remain in Japan's top flight.
The surprise 2-0 win for Yokohama F. Marinos at high-flying Vissel Kobe on Sunday went a long way to saving the job of coach Ange Postecoglou.
Europe was calling but outgoing Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou's next coaching job will be in Japan.
With the help of the City Football Group, Melbourne City are building towards something special in the A-League, writes Stephanie Brantz.
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