Adelaide United beat Nagoya Grampus 1-0 to reach the AFC Champions League quarter-finals, while Bunyodkor upset Seongnam on their travels to also progress.
Kuwait won in Australia for the first time in 32 years to go second in their Asian Cup qualifying group, and leave their opponents bottom.
Australia and Rio de Janeiro will crown champions this weekend, while the early stages of several championships outside Europe will gather pace.
New Zealand striker Shane Smeltz has capped a remarkable season by winning the Johnny Warren Medal as the A-League's best player.
Socceroos' boss Pim Verbeek has selected a hugely inexperienced squad for Australia's opening AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Indonesia.
A tough 1-0 victory over struggling Perth Glory was enough for Adelaide United to maintain their slender lead in the A=League this weekend.