Despite all the delays and uncertainties, the AFC pulled off the Champions League in 2020 and that bodes well for its future.
Ulsan's momentum after the restart carried them to the top while Persepolis' missed chances extended their ACL title drought.
Ulsan won its first AFC Champions League final crown since 2012 in a 2-1 comeback win over Persepolis.
Can Persepolis claim their first AFC Champions League crown or will Ulsan Hyundai bring the title back to the East?
Will Persepolis' back line hold up against Ulsan's blistering attack? Can Lak stymie Junior? Here's a look at how both teams can win the ACL Finals.
Ahead of the AFC Champions League final, we look at the key players from Ulsan Hyundai and Persepolis who could decide the contest.
Ahead of Saturday's AFC Champions League final, we look back at how Persepolis and Ulsan Hyundai got this far.
Vissel Kobe had a chance to pull off the upset win but a late extra time goal from Junior was enough to send Ulsan through to the finals.
Persepolis booked their finals berth at the beginning of October and have waited two months to play for the AFC title.
While Al Nassr dominated for most of the match, it was Iran's Persepolis FC that won in penalties to advance to the AFC Champions League Finals.
Iranian striker Issa Alekasir has been handed a six-month ban by the Asian Football Confederation for a "discriminatory gesture."
Al Nassr FC and Persepolis both cruised past their opponents to set up a West Zone semifinals clash on Saturday.
A late header from Issa Alekasir was all the scoring Persepolis needed to advance to the West Zone quarterfinals.
The final day of play started with all four teams from Group C still vying for the last two spots in the knockout rounds.
Al Ain managed to grab their first point of the 2020 ACL season in a 3-3 tie against Group D contenders Al Sadd.
Santi Cazorla joining Al Sadd could cause a shift in the West Zone as numerous clubs look to unseat Al Hilal's reign at the top.
Separated from male supporters, hundreds of Iranian women watched as Kashima Antlers of Japan won the AFC Champions League for the first time.
Goals from Leo Silva and Serginho gave Kashima Antlers a two-goal advantage going into the second leg of the Asian Champions League final.
Asian Champions League organizers are preparing to play a quarterfinal in neutral venues because of diplomatic tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.