It was this stage of the competition last season that MTU really turned on the style. Back then the opposition was Al-Karamah, can the Quilins go one better this time around at 2230 local time on Tuesday?
The squad is hitting form at the right time, and at least some of the players hurt during the ongoing injury crisis should return. Kawin may be available, Nattaporn should be back and Panupong is an outside chance, though Zesh is still struggling to recover from his sprain received in the swamp-like conditions from the Osotspa game.
Kuwait SC - so named because the club also plays water polo, squash, handball and many other sports - have already won two domestic trophies this season. They play at the 18,500 capacity Al-Kuwait Sports Stadium and, unlike MTU, are veterans of Asian level competition, having won the AFC Cup two years ago. They won their last match 5-0.
But if anyone needs reminding of what we can do at this level......