With their nation behind them, Global FC from the Philippines face a resurgent Brisbane Roar at Suncorp on Tuesday night in a fascinating second ACL playoff round clash.
A shot at Gus Poyet’s Chinese Super League big spenders Shanghai Shenhua next week for a place in the ACL group stage.
So there's plenty at stake and for visitors who have an Aussie connection with former Wanderers fringe player Yianni Perkatis in their squad.
What’s more, Global talisman Misagh Bahadoran has been in touch with ex-Melbourne Heart player – and Philippines national team cohort – Iain Ramsay for some inside knowledge on Roar.
History-makers Global head to Suncorp on a high after becoming the first Philippines side to record an ACL win, beating Singapore club Tampines Rovers last week in the first preliminary round of qualifiers.