Italy Serie A

Paulinho helps Guangzhou advance in Asian Champions League

Paulinho led Guangzhou Evergrande into the last eight of the Asian Champions League on Tuesday with a 6-5 penalty shootout victory at Chinese counterpart Shandong Luneng.

The former Brazil and Barcelona midfielder scored both goals for Guangzhou in a 3-2 second-leg defeat after extra time that leveled the match at 4-4 on aggregate.

With Guangzhou leading 2-1 from the first leg, Paulinho's first-half goal looked to be enough for the two-time continental champion. But Shandong came back after the break with strikes from Zhou Haibin and former Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini.