Kuala Lumpur: With two-and-a-half weeks remaining until the 2019 AFC Cup Final kicks off between Lebanese side Al Ahed and 4.25 SC of DPR Korea, we recall when sides from Jordan, Bahrain and Kuwait had their moment in the sun.
Having begun our five-part series last week, The-AFC.com now presents the second entry on the history of the AFC Cup Finals and remembers the 2007, 2008 and 2009 editions of the Continental tournament.
Beirut: There were more woes for Al Sadd SC as, just days after their 4-1 defeat in the first leg of the 2019 AFC Champions League semi-finals, they suffered their first loss of the season in the 2019-20 Qatar Stars League.
There were no such worries for Al Hilal SFC - Al Sadd's 2019 AFC Champions League semi-final opponents - as they continued their superb start to the Saudi Pro League with a 4-1 win over Al Ettifaq to stay top of the standings.
Defending UAE Pro League champions Sharjah also maintained their perfect start to the season. the-AFC.com reviews the domestic action across West Asia.
Pyongyang: 4.25 SC advanced to the 2019 AFC Cup final after the second leg of the Inter-Zone final ended 0-0 on Wednesday, with the DPR Korea side winning on away goals after the first leg had finished in a 2-2 draw.
4.25 will face Lebanon's Al Ahed FC in the AFC Cup final on November 2, in a meeting between two first time finalists.