Al Ittihad only need a draw to progress to the knockout stages of the AFC Champions League, while Uzbekistan duo Pakhtakor and Bunyodkor are on the verge of elimination.
Asian champions Gamba Osaka are on target to repeat last season's success being the only club with a 100 per cent record after Matchday 3.
Gamba Osaka won impressively on their travels, while Newcastle Jets and Shandong Luneng rebounded from opening-day losses with victory.
China's supporters may have been disappointed in FIFA World Cup qualifying but they have been bouyed by the progress of their star players.
Li Weifeng is set to sign for Suwon Bluewings, months after his suspension resulted in his Chinese club's withdrawal from the Super League.
The central defender has urged his young team-mates to follow his example and move abroad in order to help Chinese football flourish.