Group E: Late Fito strike earns Chennai City FC a point against Maziya S&R
Chennai: Fito struck at the very end as Chennai City FC salvaged a point against Maldives' Maziya S&R with a 2-2 draw in their 2020 AFC Cup Group E tie at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Wednesday.
Spaniard Fito's 11th-minute goal for Chennai separated the sides going into the break but Maziya replied in the second half through strikes from Mohamed Irufaan and Ibrahim Mahudhee Hussain. Fito, however, had the final say as he equalised for the home side in second half added time.
The result leaves both teams trailing Bangladesh's Bashundhara Kings, who defeated Maldives' TC Sports Club 5-1 earlier on Wednesday.
Group E: Bashundhara Kings cruise past TC Sports Club
Dhaka: Hernan Barcos scored four and Anisur Rahman saved a second half penalty as Bangladesh’s Bashundhara Kings made a winning start to their 2020 AFC Cup Group E campaign on Wednesday with a 5-1 victory over TC Sports Club from the Maldives in Dhaka.
Barcos netted a pair of headers in the first half before claiming another two goals in the second half while Rahman denied Ismail Easa from the spot to earn Oscar Bruzon’s side all three points in the Group E opener at Bangabandhu National Stadium. Daniel Colindres was also on target for Bashundhara Kings.
Group G: Ceres Negros FC turn on the style against Bali United FC
Manila: Ceres Negros FC maintained their unbeaten start to their 2020 AFC Cup campaign on Wednesday as Risto Vidakovic’s side beat Bali United of Indonesia 4-0 in their Group G encounter at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila
Ceres took all three points as Bienvenido Maranon scored twice with OJ Porteria and Robert Lopez Mendy also on the scoresheet and the win moves the Philippine champions on to seven points from three games, three clear of second-placed Than Quang Ninh.
Singapore: Daniel Bennett was full of praise for Tampines Rovers' second-half display after the Singaporean side overcame first-half difficulties to post a 2-1 victory against Myanmar’s Shan United on Tuesday and move top of the Group H standings.
In testing conditions at Jurong West Stadium, neither side was able to break the deadlock in a goalless first half, before a close-range header from Boris Kiptovic and a Jordan Webb tap-in put Tampines firmly in control after the interval.
Shan netted a consolation in stoppage time but it was too little, too late as the hosts claimed all three points to move two points clear of Indonesia’s PSM Makassar at the Group H summit.
Group F: Ho Chi Minh City FC's Xuan Nam sinks Lao Toyota FC
Vientiane: Substitute Nguyen Xuan Nam scored twice as Ho Chi Minh City FC eventually saw off a stubborn Lao Toyota FC to seal a 2-0 win at the National Stadium in Vientiane in Group F of the 2020 AFC Cup on Tuesday.
Xuan Nam netted twice in the final 18 minutes to ensure a frustrating evening for Ho Chi Minh City ended with all three points going back to Vietnam despite a series of missed opportunities for Jeong Hae-seong’s side to wrap up the win much earlier.