24.05.2016 16:05 h

Wu's the man as late winner puts Shanghai through

Wu Lei's dramatic injury-time winner put Sven-Goran Eriksson's Shanghai SIPG into the AFC Champions League quarter-finals against a dumbfounded FC Tokyo on Tuesday.

The Japanese visitors were seconds away from Asia's last eight until Wu struck in the 91st minute for a 1-0 win, sparking chaotic celebrations among the SIPG players and fans.

SIPG's win on the away goals rule, after the last-16 tie's first leg finished 2-1, means Eriksson's side have reached the quarter-finals at their first attempt after coming through qualifying.

Although SIPG are debutants, the well-travelled former England coach has seasoned performers to call on including Elkeson and Dario Conca, who have both lifted the trophy with Guangzhou Evergrande.

And it was Elkeson's rocket of a shot which rebounded to Wu, who tucked away the loose ball before wheeling away and being mobbed by his team-mates.

SIPG will now believe fate is on their side as they fly the Chinese flag in the latter stages, after the demise of holders Evergrande and fellow big-spenders Jiangsu Suning.

Earlier Brazilian maestro Leonardo bagged a brilliant brace as 2006 champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors beat Melbourne Victory 2-1 to reach the last eight.

The dead-ball specialist, who buried a superb free kick in last week's first leg, fired home another in the opening half before scoring a sizzling second goal after the break.

Besart Berisha gave Victory hope but his late strike on 84 minutes proved to be the visitors' best moment as they went down 3-2 on aggregate, after the first leg finished 1-1.

Leonardo fizzed a free kick into the side-netting on 19 minutes before he recalibrated and hit the far top corner from an acute angle 10 minutes later.

Leonardo rattled a stanchion with another free kick after half-time and then shot inches wide, before thumping home Ricardo Lopes's inviting square ball to make it 2-0 on 71 minutes.

With six minutes left, Berisha squeezed home a tight near-post finish from Jai Ingham's cross, but there was to be no miracle revival for Kevin Muscat's team.