Kuala Lumpur: The 2020 AFC Champions League got off to a flying start last week with 24 teams in action across Asia as the Continent's biggest club competition kicked off its 18th edition.
With 32 goals in 12 games, including a resounding win for a tournament debutant and a heavy loss for a side on a miserable run, join the-AFC.com as we take a look at the facts and figures that caught the eye in the first week in numbers of the new campaign.
Kobe: Barcelona and Spain legend Andres Iniesta showed the passing of time has done nothing to dull his ability as he shone on his and club Vissel Kobe's AFC Champions League debut in a 5-1 defeat of Malaysia's Johor Darul Ta'zim.
For 16 years, Iniesta shone in Europe and on Wednesday Asian fans got a chance to view the now 35-year-old Spanish maestro perform on the their own Continental stage.
And the man from Fuentealbilla did not disappoint.
Analysis: Dominant Al Hilal pick up where they left off
Dubai: Al Hilal proved themselves to be the best in Asia last year and judging by the holders’ display in their 2020 AFC Champions League opener against Iranian debutants Shahr Khodro on Monday, it looks like it will take something special to knock the Saudi giants off their pedestal.
The 2-0 scoreline at Dubai’s Zabeel Stadium on Monday only tells half the story, for this was as convincing a victory as you are likely to see in this year’s competition, with Al Hilal creating chance after chance from start to finish.