Kuala Lumpur: A full set of 2020 AFC Cup fixtures will take place in the ASEAN Zone on Tuesday and Wednesday as the 12 sides return for Matchday Three action.
Groups F and H are up first when they take to the field on Tuesday, while Group G will follow suit on Wednesday as the group stage of the Continental competition approaches its midway point in Southeast Asia.
We proved doubters wrong, insists Svay Rieng’s Hoy Phallin
Phnom Penh: History-maker Hoy Phallin believes that Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng FC showed they were serious contenders in Group G after he scored the Cambodian champions' first-ever AFC Cup goal in a shock 2-1 victory over Bali United on Tuesday.
Having lost their opening game 4-0 against the Philippines’ Ceres Negros, Svay Rieng were looking to bounce back when they welcomed the Indonesian champions to Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium, and they did so in style.
Midfielder Phallin opened the scoring in the 12th minute with the C-League club’s maiden goal in the competition before the prolific Befolo Mbarga doubled the advantage soon after and, although the visitors pulled a goal back in the second half, Svay Rieng were able to hold on for the three points.
Kaya FC's Casas hails coaching staff after battling draw with Tampines
Manila: Kaya FC-Iloilo goalkeeper Louie Casas praised his team’s coaching staff after the Philippines Football League side held out to claim a goalless draw against Tampines Rovers in their 2020 AFC Cup meeting on Wednesday.
Casas made several saves to deny the Singaporean side to ensure both sides ended Matchday Two of the competition unbeaten and level on four points at the top of the Group H standings.
Analysis: Ho Chi Minh City edge Hougang for maiden victory
Singapore: A dominant hour of play from visitors Ho Chi Minh City FC brought the AFC Cup debutants their first win on the Continent, despite a late scare, against Singapore's Hougang United on Tuesday.
Having shared an action-packed 2-2 draw with Yangon United in their bow on the Asian stage a fortnight ago, there were goals galore again for Ho Chi Minh City although this time they returned home with all three points after an exciting 3-2 win at Jalan Besar Stadium.
Vidakovic: Ceres Negros must improve before next match
Manila: Ceres Negros FC head coach Risto Vidakovic will look to make improvements over the next two weeks after seeing his side held to a 2-2 draw by Vietnam’s Than Quang Ninh at Rizal Memorial Stadium in Group G of the 2020 AFC Cup on Tuesday.
Nguyen Hai Huy’s goal 20 minutes from time earned the visitors a share of the points after OJ Porteria had given Ceres the lead eight minutes earlier in a see-saw game that had seen Jeremie Lynch’s opener for the Vietnamese cancelled out by Bienvenido Maranon’s penalty.