Having just lost two consecutive games against SHB Da Nang and Lam Son Thanh Hoa, Ha Noi T&T will need to sort themselves up to prepare for next two difficult away games. The first one will be against a very strong Thai side Muang Thong United as their opening game of AFC Cup campaign. The second one will be at Pleiku stadium where Ha Noi T&T was destroyed 1-4 by HAGL last season.
Comparing to Binh Duong and SHB Da Nang, who represented Vietnam at AFC Cup last year, Ha Noi T&T doesn't have such good squad. It's even harder for V-League 2010 champions when they are pooled with two best teams from Singapore and Thailand. Advancing to next round is a possible task but I don't think Ha Noi T&T is top favourite in its group.