Jeonbuk Motors of South Korea takes on Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates on Saturday in the first leg of the 2016 Asian Champions League final. Let's look at the big questions ahead of the game.
1. Can Jeonbuk shake off domestic disappointment?
The Greens were 14 points clear at the top of the K-League table with six games to go in September, but were then docked nine points by authorities after a club scout was convicted of bribing referees in 2013. Add a first wobble in form in the whole season and a last day defeat to second-placed FC Seoul, and you can see why it was all so heartbreaking.
A third successive title was lost then and it remains to be seen how this affects the best team in South Korea. It is two weeks since the loss to Seoul and the Motors have to pick themselves up for the first leg to take something to the Middle East for the second on Nov. 26.
2. Can Omar Abdulrahman recover from World Cup exertions?
While it is nice to have the second leg at home, Jeonbuk will not be too sorry to have this game at home. Five of its players were on international duty this week but they were up in Seoul, a two hour train journey. Al Ain had four in Abu Dhabi as the UAE beat Iraq.
Omar Abdulrahman is the team's talisman and was limping as he left the stadium on Tuesday. The team made the long trip to a chilly Korea on Wednesday meaning that there has not been much time to prepare. Abdulrahman, who has interested Manchester City, Arsenal and Barcelona in the past, should be fit to start but it is not ideal. If he is not at his best then Al Ain may struggle. Regardless, Jeonbuk will be watching him closely.
3. Can Lee Dong-gook break his own record?
The Korean striker has scored 32 goals in this competition, more than any other player. Now 37, he has admitted that this is likely to be his last chance to win in Asia.
He was a Pohang player in 2006 when Jeonbuk lifted the trophy, but played in the 2011 final that the Greens lost to Al Sadd of Qatar in a penalty shootout. The veteran gets less playing time these days but is often brought on when Jeonbuk need a goal and is still sharp as five goals in seven appearances this year shows. What he lacks in speed this days, he makes up for in positioning and composure. There will be no player so desperate to score as the former Middlesbrough marksman.
4. Can Al Ain fly the flag for West Asia again?
'The Boss', as they are nicknamed, won the inaugural trophy in 2003 before losing the final in 2005 to Al Ittihad of Saudi Arabia. West Asia looked ready to dominate the competition after three straight wins. Since then, however, only Al Sadd's 2011 triumph took the prize back to the west.
Eastern dominance has become the order of the day, but if Al Ain can take something from the first leg, they will be in a fine position to celebrate, not just a second success of their own but put the pride back into west Asian club football. The tournament was split geographically in 2014 and kept apart until the final to help West Asian teams, but Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia and UAE's Al Ahli could not take the trophy.
5. Can Jeonbuk's Brazilians shine?
The Motors have a raft of talented Korean players: Kim bo-kyung and Lee Jae-sung make for one of the finest midfield pairings in Asia but the Brazilians add real class.
Leonardo is the second top scorer in the tournament this year and the winger has tormented Shanghai SIPG, Melbourne Victory and FC Seoul defences in the knockout stages. His performances slipped somewhat in the final stages of the domestic season but if he can find his earlier form then Al Ain will be in for a tough night. There is also compatriot Ricardo Lopes.
This speedy wingman has also reserved some of his best performances in 2016 for Asia and it has often been the case that if Leonardo doesn't get you, Lopes will. Sometimes they both do.