Ramires is proving he is worth every bit of the £25 million Jiangsu Suning paid to sign him by curling the ball into to top corner to give Jiangsu Suning the win at Gamba Osaka last night.
This is the second goal in three AFC Champions League appearances so far this season for the 29-year-old midfielder, who left Chelsea for Asia in January 2016.
In the other Group H encounter, Adelaide United and K-League Classic side Jeju United drew 3-3 at Hindmarsh Stadium.
The goals were all scored during an exceptional second half, where the lead changed hands a number of times. The goals were scored for the Reds by Baba Diawara, Sergio Cirio, and Mark Ochieng while Frederic Mendy, Marcelo Toscano, and Soon-Hyung Kwon all found the back of the net for Jeju
These results see Jiangsu remain on top with a maximum 9 points from three games, while Jeju move to second in the group standings with four points. Gamba Osaka are third with three points, and Adelaide are bottom on one point after three games.
Meanwhile, in Group F, Shanghai SIPG maintained their perfect record with a 3-2 win, despite a late fight back by Urawa Red Diamonds.
The Chinese side raced into an early lead when defender Shi Ke made it 1-0 after ten minutes. Brazilian forwards Elkeson and Hulk then added a second a third on either side of the break.
Rafael Silva and Wataru Endo sparked the late fight-back but Mihailo Petrovic’s side were unable to find the equalizing goal, before seeing forward Shinzo Koroki sent off in stoppage time.
The other clash of Group F saw Western Sydney Wanderers earn their first win of the AFC Champions League when they defeated FC Seoul 3-2.
The Australian club scored the opening three goals at the Seoul World Cup Stadium, thanks to Lachlan Scott, Terry Antonis, and Jaushua Sotirio.
FC Seoul consistently pressed forward and midfielder Yun Il-Lok scored a brace in six minutes, but it was too little too late for the Korean side.
These results mean Shanghai SIPG hold on to the top spot in Group F with three victories out of three, with Urawa Red Diamonds trailing behind on 6 points. The Wanderers now find themselves in third with three points, with a glimmer of hope in reaching the knockout stages, while FC Seoul have zero points to show and will likely fail to make it out of the group stage.