If you do not score, you do not win as Tampines Rovers showcase their biggest weakness against the V-league champion Song Lam; How do score when Duric is off form.
The evergreen forward cannot be expected to carry the load of the 2012 S-league champions goalscoring alone and he need help but it appear none will be forthcoming.
Despite creating a number of chances and having hit the bar twice, the Stags just could not find the net especially with Duric tightly marked after the half-time break.
In the match in the group, Kitchee appear to be on their way to winning the group as they defeated Terengganu 2-0
Sasa Dreven (GK), Ismadi Mukhtar, Jufri Taha, Mustafic Fahrudin, Sazali Salleh (Muhannad Zailani), Ahmad Latiff, Aleksandar Duric, Anaz Hadee, Benoit, Ali Hudaifi (Davor Piskor), Jamil Ali