UEFA Europa League

Make or break for cashed-up Chinese teams in Asian CL

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Despite the significant sums of money spent by Chinese Super League teams on big-name foreign stars, three of its four representatives in the Asian Champions League are in danger of first-round elimination this week.

Only Shandong Luneng, inspired by former Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini and Italy striker Graziano Pelle - who scored six goals in the first five games - is guaranteed a place in the last 16 of the 32-team tournament with the last rotation of the group stage to play.

Elsewhere, it is much more uncertain.