Preliminary Stage 1 - 2nd Leg: Paro FC 2-2 Defenders FC
Thimphu: Bhutan's Paro FC advanced into the next round of the 2020 AFC Cup on away goals following a 2-2 draw with Defenders FC of Sri Lanka in the second leg of their Preliminary Round 1 tie at the Changlimithang Stadium on Wednesday.
The two-leg tie ended 5-5 on aggregate with Paro progressing to Preliminary Round 2 of the South Asia Zone of the Qualifiers where they will take on Indian Super League winners Bengaluru FC in another two-legged contest on February 5 and 12.
Play-off - 2nd Leg: PSM Makassar 3-1 Lalenok United FC
Bogor: Indonesia's PSM Makassar stormed into the 2020 AFC Cup Group Stage after beating Lalenok United FC of Timor-Leste 3-1 in their second leg play-off tie on Wednesday, winning 7-2 on aggregate.
PSM will be making their second consecutive appearance in the tournament proper, where they have the Philippines' Kaya FC-ILOILO, Shan United of Myanmar and Singapore's Tampines Rovers FC for company in Group H.
Preliminary Stage 1 - 1st Leg: Defenders FC 3-3 Paro FC
Colombo: Bhutan’s Paro FC claimed three valuable away goals in a 2020 AFC Cup Preliminary Stage 1 first leg thriller against Defenders FC of Sri Lanka, as the sides shared the spoils in a 3-3 draw at Racecourse International Stadium on Wednesday.
Defenders may have played host, but it was a night where the attackers made themselves at home for both teams, with the match producing five first half goals before Chameera Sajith netted the equaliser for the Sri Lankan outfit in the 63rd minute.
Sajith scored twice for Defenders, while Cameroonian forward Dieudonne Fabassou bagged a brace for Paro, who will hold a slight advantage when the teams face off for a second time in Bhutan next Wednesday.