Adelaide United face a must-win game against Jeju United on Tuesday night as the A-League premiers bid to avoid an early elimination from the AFC Champions League.
With just one point from their opening three games, Adelaide United head into Tuesday's tie with Jeju United knowing nothing short of victory is enough to keep their qualification hopes alive.
The two sides played out a thrilling 3-3 draw at Coopers Stadium last month, but that remains Adelaide's only point from the opening three games in Group H.
Jeju, on the other hand, have collected four points from three games and victory at home to the Reds would all but eliminate Adelaide, who would need to win both remaining games and hope for an unlikely significant goal difference turnaround.
Adelaide have continued to struggle for form with just one win in their last four games and they could follow last season's premiership by finishing bottom of the ladder after this weekend's final round.
Meanwhile, Jeju sit top of the K-League after five games of the season and have looked a well organised unit with just one goal conceded on the domestic front.
Adelaide will hope that they can repeat the goalscoring exploits of the reverse fixture and sneak a win in Korea, otherwise it could be an early end to their hopes of victory in the contentinental competition.
- Adelaide United have won just one of the last four games in the A-League
- Jeju United have conceded just one goal in their five K-League games this season
- A Jeju win would all but eliminate Adelaide United