Disappointment for Sydney's Corica, Kiatisuk proud of Hoang Anh Gia Lai
Ho Chi Minh: Sydney FC head coach Steve Corica did not hide his disappointment following his side's 1-1 draw with Hoang Anh Gia Lai in Group H of the AFC Champions League™ 2022 on Tuesday.
Although the Vietnamese side had opened the scoring through Vu Van Thanh's strike from distance in the 26th minute, Sydney had more than their fair share of chances to win the match.
In the end, substitute Trent Buhagiar's header moments after coming on was all Sydney had to show for their efforts and Corica admitted his disappointment, with the Australian side having opened their campaign with a goalless draw with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.
Vissel Kobe’s Lotina refuses to get carried away despite flying start
Buriram: Head coach Miguel Angel Lotina feels there are still aspects his Vissel Kobe side need to improve despite their AFC Champions League™ 2022 Group J opening match 2-1 win over Hong Kong outfit Kitchee SC on Tuesday.
Vissel opened the scoring on the 15-minute mark through Yuta Goke and then doubled their lead when Shion Inoue struck with five minutes remaining before having to survive a late scare after Alex Akande netted for Kitchee in added time.
Ho Chi Minh: Stanislav Iljutcenko’s first half penalty sealed a 1-0 win for two-time champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors over Japan’s Yokohama F Marinos in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday to move to the top of Group H of the AFC Champions League™ 2022.
Iljutcenko converted from the spot in the 31st minute to give Kim Sang-sik’s side their first win of this year’s campaign, moving the K-League side onto four points from their first two games after starting the competition with a draw against Sydney FC on Saturday.
Jeonbuk, who previously won the title in 2006 and 2016, lead the standings by a point from Yokohama, with Sydney FC in third on two points and Hoang Anh Gia Lai bottom with a solitary point.
Group H: Sydney, Hoang Anh Gia Lai settle for draw
Ho Chi Minh: Second half substitute Trent Buhagiar scored with his first touch to earn Sydney FC a 1-1 draw with Vietnam’s Hoang Anh Gia Lai in Group H of the AFC Champions League™ 2022 in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday.
Vu Van Thanh had given HAGL a 26th minute lead with a strike from distance before Buhagiar levelled the scores 14 minutes into the second half having just replaced Adam Le Fondre.
The result gives HAGL their first point of the 2022 campaign while Sydney have now drawn both of their games after sharing the points with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in their opening clash on Friday.