FIFA.com previews the final group-stage matchday in the AFC Champions League with a host of former holders facing the exit door.
The leading lights in China PR, Japan and Uzbekistan all suffered damaging defeats over the weekend, while the new season in Qatar commenced with a host of new signings, Raul and Nilmar amongst them.
Japan and Iran came out the happiest after the second day of Round 4 of qualifying for Brazil 2014 following wins, as FIFA.com reviews the four games that took place across Asia.
Should Australia earn a point in Qatar, they will secure consecutive FIFA World Cup qualifications for the first time in their history.
Bruno Metsu's Qatar are preparing for two crucial FIFA World Cup qualifying matches that could decide their South Africa 2010 fate.
FIFA.com takes a look at the names in the race to become the top goalscorer in the Asian Zone's preliminary competition for South Africa 2010.