Group A: Dalian Yuan Dynasty FC 3-3 Vamos FC
Yogyakarta: Vamos FC came from 3-1 down to secure a 3-3 draw against Dalian Yuan Dynasty in Group A of the AFC Futsal Club Championship Indonesia 2018 on Friday.
The result puts Vamos on four points, three ahead of Dalian who lost 6-1 to three-time champions Nagoya Oceans in their opening match.
Syahidansyah Lubis missed a chance to put Vamos ahead in the first minute when he could not latch onto a weighted pass by Marvin Alexa Wossiry.
Dalian sat back and were cautious to commit players upfront, delivering long balls in the hope of catching Vamos by surprise.
Spurred on by their home supporters, Vamos went ahead in the fourth minute when Lubis squared the ball for Wossiry whose long-range shot took a deflection past Dalian goalkeeper Feng Xiaoyu.
Vamos, who cruised to a 6-1 victory over Victoria University College in their opening match, almost doubled their lead in the sixth minute when Anzar found space in the box following a free-kick but his effort was denied by the post.
Vamos’ movement was fluid as they pressured Dalian with a barrage of shots.
The home side came close to scoring but were denied by the underside of the crossbar when Nandi Sumawijaya failed to make it count after picking up a loose ball in the box following Wossiry’s powerful strike at Feng.
Feng was in top form throughout the half, as he kept Vamos at bay.
Dalian came out strongly in the second half and were rewarded two minutes in when a stretched Vamos could not contain Peng Boyao’s surging run as he fed Diogo Henrique Terozeni to tap in from close range.
Terozeni picked up his second in the 32nd minute when his shot flew past Vamos goalkeeper Mostafa Nazari to put Dailan 2-1 up.
Li Zhiheng, unmarked at the top of the box, scored Dalian’s third in the 36th minute when he cleverly rounded Mostafa but Vamos replied with two minutes left after they activated the power play which saw Dennis Guna Bawana scoring from close range.
With seven seconds left on the clock, Vamos ended the tie emphatically when they equalised through Bagus Himawan.
Vamos will next play Nagoya Oceans on Sunday while Dalian will take on Victoria University College.
Dalian Yuan Dynasty FC Head Coach Lee Jian Lei: "I'm happy with my players' performance, they maintained their position well but we gave away goals carelessly and that cost us the win. It happens sometimes and it's because of the mentality of some of the players. We will fight hard for the three points in the next game in order for us to have a chance."
Vamos FC Head Coach Reza Falahzadeh: "I want to say congrats to Dalian, unfortunately we lost two points and have to wait for the next match to find out if we qualify for the next round. It's our mistake and I support my players 100 percent."