Wednesday, September 25, 2013

FA Cup Semi-Final Results

Buriram Utd 1-0 Muangthong Utd
Police Utd 2-5 Bangkok Glass

So it's a Buriram Utd v Bangkok Glass showdown on November 10.
Buriram reached the final after edging out bitter rivals Muangthong 1-0 at the Thammasart Stadium. It was an open end-to-end tie from start to finish with the winning goal coming moments after half time. A Jirawat free kick was knocked on by Kai Hirano and Visanusak made a good block. Unfortunately for the Muangthong stopper, Redondo right footed home a rebound from seven yards.
Chappuis and Hirano had good chances to put the game to bed while at the other end Mario couldn't get enough power to his sliding flick to beat Siwaruck. The Buriram keeper produced several fine saves throughout but it was his counterpart who was sent off towards the end. Visanusak raced out off his box to close down the advancing Ekkachai, but in doing so he chopped him down and was given his marching orders. The 10 men couldn't force an equalizer as it ended 1-0 to the cup holders.

At the Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok Glass smashed Police United 5-2 to reach their first ever domestic cup final. Teeratep opened the scoring in the 20th minute when he stroked home from a tight angle after Pattara had parried the ball into his path. However, minutes later, Paitoon's deflected shot got Police back on level terms. Ten minutes before the break, Teeratep curled home nonchalantly from outside the box to give BG a 2-1 lead at the break.
Flavien Michelini then snuck in at the back post just after the hour to make it 3-1. Three minutes later, it was game over as the unfortunate Pattara accidentally knocked in a Korakod free kick which had rebounded onto him off the crossbar.
Goran Jerkovic added the cherry to the cake with three minutes remaining as he finished off a breakaway move. Pinho did score with the last kick off the game but it was little more than a consolation for Police.

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