In Japan’s J.League, Mitchell Duke started and played 84 minutes as Shimizu S-Pulse defeated Gamba Osaka 2-0 on Saturday.

Milos Degenek was left on the bench for the second straight game following the Confederations Cup, as fifth-placed Yokohama F. Marinos drew 1-1 with struggling Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

Oliver Bozanic was an unused sub as Ventforet Kofu lost 1-0 at Jubilo Iwata.

In China’s Super League, Socceroo Ryan McGowan played a full game as Guizhou Zhicheng moved away from the drop zone with a 1-0 win at Liaoning Whowin.

Apostolos Giannou was not in action again as Guangzhou R&F lost 2-1 away to Tianjin Quanjian on Friday.

The five-time Socceroos striker has only played twice this season in the CSL.

In Korea’s K-League, Connor Chapman put in a full shift as 10-man Incheon United drew 0-0 with fellow strugglers Daegu.

Tomislav Mrcela was absent as Chunnam Dragons drew 1-1 at Pohang Steelers.