Esteghlal emerged from a tough Group C on the final day of matches while Xavi's Al Sadd couldn't get enough help to advance.
Al Nassr booked their ticket with a win over Al Sadd, while three sides have a shot in Group C. Here's a look ahead of the final day of matches.
Tournament debutants Istiklol picked up their first-ever win in the AFC Champs League moving them into a share of the top spot in Group A.
Ahead of the start of West Zone action in AFC Champions League 2021, we look at the five major talkings points from Asia's premier club competition.
Al Duhail beat Ulsan Hyundai 3-1 in the fifth place match of the 2020 Club World Cup.
Egyptian giants Al Ahly booked a place in the FIFA Club World Cup semifinals on Thursday with a win over Al Duhail.
Asia will be represented at the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup by Ulsan Hyundai and Al Duhail, but how far can either go?
Bayern Munich will meet either Qatar's Al Duhail or Egyptian side Al Ahly in the semifinals of FIFA's Club World Cup.
AC Milan have signed former Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic on six-month contract until the end of the season.
Auckland City FC have withdrawn from the 2020 Club World Cup due to quarantine measures required by New Zealand authorities.
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.
Mario Mandzukic has joined Qatari side Al Duhail, leaving Juventus after four years at the Serie A club.
The longtime right-hand man of Jose Mourinho has taken up his first senior managerial job at a club in Qatar.