Bekabad: Dominant FC Pakhtakor sealed the Uzbekistan Super League title with six matches remaining, ending a four-year drought after Dostonbok Khamdanov scored both goals in a 2-1 win away at Metallurg Bekabad on Saturday.
The Tashkent-based club’s record-extending 12th domestic title comes following 12 consecutive league wins and secures direct qualification for the group stage of the 2020 AFC Champions League.
The runaway success also ends the championship streak of city rivals PFC Lokomotiv, who won three successive titles from 2016 to 2018.
Central Asian Domestic Wrap: Kyrgyz rivals draw, Afghan finalists confirmed
Bishkek: Neither side was able to deliver a knockout blow in the crucial meeting between the Kyrgyz Premier League’s big two, while the Afghan Premier League reached fever pitch with semi-final action.
Join the-AFC.com as we cast an eye over the domestic action throughout Central Asia.
West Asia Domestic Wrap: Early honours for Sharjah, Al Ahed
Jeddah: Sharjah FC claimed the first silverware of the UAE 2019-20 season by lifting the UAE Super Cup on Saturday while Al Ahed geared up for the 2019 AFC Cup West Asia Zonal final by winning the Lebanon Super Cup on Sunday.
Saudi Arabia's 2019 AFC Champions League hopefuls, meanwhile, did not enjoy a winning return to the Saudi Pro League after the international break.
With Al Sadd sitting out last weekend's domestic action to focus on their 2019 AFC Champions League quarter-final against Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr on Monday, Al Arabi and Al Gharafa shared top spot in the Qatar Stars League after registering their second wins of the season.
Join the-AFC.com as we recap the domestic action in West Asia.
East Asia Domestic Wrap: Kashima blow Japan title race wide open
Kuala Lumpur: Kashima Antlers came out the victors after their top-of-the-table clash against leaders FC Tokyo turned the heat up in the J.League title hunt.
Meanwhile, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors gained a little breathing room at the top of K League 1 in Korea Republic, Beijing FC reduced the lead of front-runners Guangzhou Evergrande, and there was plenty of domestic football action in Hong Kong, Mongolia and Chinese Taipei.
ASEAN Domestic Wrap: DPMM, Shan United crowned champions
Kuala Lumpur: Brunei Darussalam side DPMM claimed their second Singapore Premier League title at the weekend, while Shan United secured the Myanmar National League championship as club football returned to the ASEAN region following the international break.
Elsewhere, Hanoi FC moved ever closer to the V.League 1 title and Chiangrai United moved to the summit of the Thai League. For that, and much more, here’s the-AFC.com’s round-up of the latest rounds of fixtures in Southeast Asia.
ACL 2019 Allianz Goal of the Week: Salem Al Dawsari (Al Hilal SFC)
Kuala Lumpur: The-AFC.com has announced that Al Hilal's Salem Al Dawsari is the winner of this week’s Goal of the Week presented by Allianz for the 2019 AFC Champions League quarter-final second legs on Friday.
Kuala Lumpur: The line-up for the 2019 AFC Champions League semi-finals was decided this week after Al Sadd, Al Hilal, Urawa Red Diamonds and Guangzhou Evergrande emerged victorious.
Fantastic fan support, stand-out performances, and eyes firmly fixed on the prize as the 2019 quarter-finals concluded in exciting style with the second leg matches played out in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Japan. Here's the post-match reaction from some of the key men involved.