Melbourne City’s Champions League elimination confirmed

Melbourne City’s hopes of qualifying for the AFC Champions League last 16 were dashed on Wednesday.

City’s chances of progression to the knockout phase were dealt a major blow on Tuesday night, with a late equaliser earning Zhejiang FC a point in a last-gasp 1-1 draw at Ikon Park.

With nine points from six matches in Group H, City’s hopes rested on qualifying as one of the best second-placed teams in groups across each region.

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But the three-time reigning Isuzu UTE A-League premiers bowed out midweek.

Jeonbuk Motors’ 3-2 win over Bangkok United in Group F sealed City’s fate as the South Korean outfit joined China’s Shandong Taishan and Ulsan Hyundai of South Korea in the Round of 16.

Kevin Muscat’s Yokohama F.Marinos consigned Shandong to a runners-up place following their 3-0 win on Wednesday, while Incheon United heartbreakingly missed out despite also finishing on 12 points in Group G.

1GShandong Taishan6402147+712Round of 16
2FJeonbuk Hyundai Motors6402129+312
3IUlsan Hyundai6312128+410
4H Melbourne City (E)623186+29
5J Urawa Red Diamonds (E)6213129+37