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Group G: Shan United FC 1-2 Becamex Binh Duong

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Yangon: A late goal from Wander Luiz saw Becamex Binh Duong record their first victory of this year’s AFC Cup campaign with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Shan United at Thuwunna Stadium on Wednesday.

With neither side having registered a win in the first two matches, it was close enough to last chance saloon for both sides if they were to have any chance of progressing from Group G.

It was the home side who had the first chance of the game but Maycon couldn’t get the better of Binh Duong goalkeeper Tran Duc Cuong.

Nguyen Thanh Son's side then had a great chance after 16 minutes, but despite being played into space on the right-hand side, To Van Vu couldn’t direct his shot on target and the ball flashed across the front of goal and away from danger.

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Shan United had the best chance of the half two minutes later when David Htan was able to square the ball across the box for Suan Lam Mang, but the midfielders goal-bound effort was deflected wide and the Vietnamese side kept the scores deadlocked heading into half time.

The breakthrough came just four minutes into the second half when To Van Vu’s attempted cross floated in at the back post.

The visitors should’ve doubled their lead just three minutes later when Le Tan Tai set the ball up for Victor Mansaray, but the striker’s point blank effort was brilliantly saved by Myo Min Latt.

FULL-TIME | Shan United FC (MYA) 1-2 Becamex Binh Duong (VIE)
@fcbinhduong pick up their first win in Group G after edging out Shan United away from home! 👏 👏 👏#SHNvBBD #AFCCup2019

— AFC Cup (@AFCCup) April 3, 2019

Wander Luiz came close again for the visitors on the hour mark, rounding Myo Min Latt, but his shot was cut out by Ye Min Thu at the near post.

It proved a crucial interception with the home side drawing level nine minutes later when Yan Naing Oo’s clipped cross was met by Hedipo Conceiçao who made no mistake from close range to level things up with still more than 20 minutes to play.

Just when it looked like the home side had done enough to earn a point, Binh Duong struck again. Tran Huu Dong Trieu’s cross was met by Nguyen Anh Duc whose header was deflected, looping across goal before Wander Luiz bundled the ball home to seal the win for the Vietnamese side.

With their campaign back on track, Binh Duong return to Vietnam where they will face Shan United at home in two weeks as they look to keep in touch with Ceres Negros and Persija Jakarta above them in Group G.

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