Updated: 24 March 2010
AFC Cup 2010, Group Stage – Group G
Kick off: 6.30PM, 23 March 2010
Venue : Yamaha Thunderdome Stadium, Nonthaburi
Thai Champions, Muangthong United with 10-man left, secured vital 3 points. After a victory over unbeaten V.B. Sports from Maldives 3-1 at Yamaha Thunderdome Stadium last night.
The Twin Qilins play their first home game at Yamaha Thunderdome this season, facing the strong opponents from Maldives, who won all 2 games in group stage and stayed top of the table.
Muangthong United have a chance to lead in 30th minute, but Mohamed Kone’s spot kick was saved by Keeper Mohamed Imran. Anyway, after that 6 minutes, Soumahoro Yaya finally scores 1-0, a left-foot shot into far corner.
Muangthong should lead further, but V.B.’s keeper Imran does very good job. 1 minute before the break, the score become leveled. Striker Ali Ashfaq shoot pass Kawin, after a poor pass back from Muangthong right back, Pakasit. Gives half time score 1-1.
In second half, Muangthong still dominate in overall. Having several chances from Yaya, Kone, Datsakorn and Jakkraphan, but haven’t success. The situation become worse after the centerback Natapon Phanrit was sent off in 68th minute.
Even with down to 10 men, Muangthong are still in better position and finally score 2 goals in 3 minutes. By Mohamed Kone in 83rd and penalty kick from Teeratep Winothai in 85th minute. The match ends after 4 minutes of injury time and 3-1 is final score.
Starting line up
Muangthong United (4-4-2) : Kawin T, Pakasit S, Paitoon N, Natapon P, Jetsada J, , S Moussa, Pichitpong C, Datsakorn T, S Yaya, Teeratep W, M Kone
V.B. Sports (4-4-2) : M Imran, M Umair, A Akram, A Said, A Firaz Moosa, M Shaffaz, S Hussain, A Tarik, A Ashad, A Ashfaq, A Umar