Kuala Lumpur: Hot on the heels of the first round of fixtures, the 2020 AFC Champions League returns this week with 13 matches being played across nine countries between Monday and Wednesday.
As ever, there are plenty of talking points ahead of the week's action, with an Asian powerhouse trying to halt a miserable run, an Australian debutant kicking off their first AFC Champions League campaign and chances to build on positive starts in Japan and Uzbekistan among our five things to look out for.
Kuala Lumpur: Quick off the back of a thrilling opening matchday that saw 20 goals scored in eight West Asia fixtures, the 2020 AFC Champions League group stage continues with Matchday Two action on Monday and Tuesday.
With Al Hilal having successfully got their title defence underway in the previous round of fixtures, this week sees AFC Champions League football played across six countries, with Kuwait featuring as an alternative home for Al Ahli Saudi FC.
Kuala Lumpur: The dust has barely settled on Matchday One as the second round of 2020 AFC Champions League Group Stage fixtures comes within a week of the openers, with 10 teams in the East Zone set to face off.
Having sat out last week's fixtures, Korea Republic duo FC Seoul and Suwon Samsung Bluewings, Australian pair Perth Glory and Sydney FC and China PR's Beijing FC all make their first starts in this year's competition.
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.
ACL2020 MD1 Toyota Player of the Week: Keijiro Ogawa
Kuala Lumpur: Vissel Kobe's Keijiro Ogawa has been named the Toyota Player of the Week for Matchday One of the 2020 AFC Champions League.
Hat-trick hero Keijiro Ogawa helped Vissel Kobe defeat Malaysia's Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) 5-1 in their debut win at home in the Group G opener on Wednesday as the 27-year-old picked up this week's top player plaudit.
Ogawa showed an impressive clinical edge to his finishing with his three goals coming from three shots on target. The wide forward also created three chances for his teammates.
Jeonju: Yokohama F. Marinos goalscorer Keita Endo admitted the disappointment of losing the Japanese Super Cup motivated the side to bounce back with a 2-1 win in the 2020 AFC Champions League opener on Wednesday.
J.League champions Yokohama put on a commanding performance at Jeonju World Cup Stadium in their Group H Matchday One tie against Korea Republic's reigning club kings Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.
The visitors' stranglehold on the match resulted in nearly 68 percent possession with 19 shots on goal, dwarfing their hosts' statistics of 32 percent possession and seven shots respectively. It was an effort, said Endo, that was inspired by their defeat in Saturday's Japanese Super Cup to Vissel Kobe.