Wednesday, May 2, 2012

AFC Matchday 5 - Review

AFC Champions League - Group H
Kashiwa Reysol 1-0 Buriram United
Guangzhou Evergrande 1-3 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors

Buriram United were nursing a third consecutive defeat in Group H after losing 1-0 to Kashiwa Reysol in Japan. The only goal of the game was scored midway through the first half when Leandro Domingues was allowed to waltz through the Buriram defence before slotting past Sivaruck. Shortly before the break, Buriram were reduced to 10 men when the cumbersome Ekkwalla was dismissed for receiving two yellow cards. The Thunder Castle's best chance to level came on 55 minutes, but Ohandza fluffed his lines after being put clear through on the goalkeeper. The J-League side held on cautiously to their 1-0 lead as Buriram tired in the closing stages.
In the other group game, Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande were dealt a blow with a 3-1 home defeat against Jeonbuk. The South Koreans scored two goals in injury time to move to the top of Group H on 9 points. Guangzhou and Kashiwa have 7 while Buriram are fourth with 6 points.
For Buriram United to qualify for the last 16, they need to beat Guangzhou Evergrande and hope that Jeonbuk don't lose at home to Kashiwa Reysol on the final match day.

No comments:

Post a Comment