Muangthong United of Thailand and Ceres Negros FC of the Philippines – fell in the AFC Champions’s League qualifiers this week.
Muangthong came undone 3-0 to Kashiwa Reysol of Japan while Ceres conceded a 2-0 loss to China’s Tianjin Quanjian.
Kashiwa’s Cristiano converted a Junya Ito cut-back in the 51st minute, before making it 2-0 with a solo effort eleven minutes later.
Ito then made sure of Kashiwa’s fourth AFC Champions League appearance with a cool finish from close a minute to the end.
In the meantime, Ceres put up a stubborn performance but still fell to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Tianjin Quanjian – with Frenchman Anthony Modeste in the 18 and 56th minutes.