Australian clubs need to ask: "Are we good enough to win in Asia? Or just the A-League?" Joey Lynch tackles the hard questions in this week's wrap.
Andres Iniesta was brilliant as Vissel Kobe secured passage to the knockout rounds with a win over Guangzhou Evergrande.
Sydney FC are once again set to miss out on the Asian Champions League knockout stage after a 1-0 loss to Jeonbuk Hyundai.
Chiangrai United faced a rude awakening as they ran up against FC Seoul while Shanghai Shenhua's wholesale line change led to a slim win over Tokyo.
Chaos in the Asian Champions League condemned Perth to heartbreak after conceding two late goals to suffer a 2-1 injury-time loss to Ulsan Hyundai.
Beijing FC's stars proved Melbourne Victory's undoing as the A-League club slumped to a 3-1 defeat in their return to Asian Champions League action.
Shanghai SIPG FC looked to their bench to top Jeonbuk as the K League 1 champions lost their second AFC Champions League match of the tournament.
Ulsan FC continued their dominant run in group play with a convincing win over Shanghai Shenhua while Beijing barely beat a depleted FC Seoul.
Sydney FC dominated the first half and had their chances to build on an early lead but could not hold off Shanghai SIPG's late comeback.
Here's everything that has happened in the East Zone over the past eight months as some of the Champions League's top teams race to the finals.
The East Zone began play after an eight-month layoff with Shanghai notching its first win against a Perth side still seeking points.
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Having claimed their first-ever V.League 1 title, Viettel FC will now be looking to represent Vietnamese football in Asia next year.
With the East Zone set to return, Andres Iniesta, Ki Sung-yueng and Rhyan Grant will be key as their sides seek to reach the finals.
A-League sides Sydney FC, Melbourne Victory and Perth Glory have arrived in Qatar ahead the Asian Champions League (ACL) resumption on Wednesday.
Johor Darul Ta'zim's withdrawal from the 2020 AFC Champions League feels like a big shame and missed opportunity for the Malaysian giants.
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