Bangkok: Nagoya Oceans and defending champions Mes Sungun Varzeqan stormed into the knockout stage after securing victories in their Group D matches at the AFC Futsal Club Championship Thailand 2019 on Saturday.
Pepita’s brace was enough to lift Oceans past Kuwait’s Kazma SC and secure their second victory in a row.
The three-time champions are level on points with Mes Sungun, who lead the standings on goal difference after their 5-0 win over United Arab Emirates’ Al Dhafra and the two giants will clash on Monday to decide the group winners.
Group A: Shenzhen Nanling Tielang FC 3-2 Star FS Seoul
Bangkok: Shenzhen Nanling Tielang sealed their place in the AFC Futsal Club Championship Thailand 2019 knockout stage after registering a hard fought 3-2 win over Star FS Seoul in Group A action on Sunday.
Shenzhen's place was confirmed after Port FC defeated FC EREM in Sunday's later match and the China PR side will face Vietnam's Thai Son Nam in the quarter-finals.
Shenzhen, having lost to Port FC of Thailand, came into the tie in need of a win while FS Seoul were already out of contention after having lost their first two games.
Bangkok: AGMK FC defeated Al Rayyan 7-5 in Group B to advance into the quarter-finals of the AFC Futsal Club Championship Thailand 2019 on Sunday.
With Thai Son Nam of Vietnam having defeated Iraq’s Naft Al Wasat earlier on Sunday, AGMK only needed a draw against Al Rayyan to progress but they sealed their knockout stage berth with a win after overcoming a spirited Al Rayyan in an exciting tie.
They will face Group A winners Port FC of Thailand in the quarter-finals.
Bangkok: Vietnam's Thai Son Nam advanced to the knockout stage of the AFC Futsal Club Championship Thailand 2019 with a perfect record of three wins but only after overcoming a brave Naft Al Wasat 6-4 in their final Group B tie on Sunday.
Naft Al Wasat, down 2-0 and then 4-2, drew level at 4-4 only for Thai Son Nam to twice hit them on the break to seal the three points. The Vietnamese side will play China PR's Shenzhen Nanling Tielang FC in the last eight.
Thai Son Nam, having won their two earlier matches, only needed a draw to confirm their knockout stage spot while Naft Al Wasat needed the three points - having lost to AGMK FC - to keep their hopes alive.
Group D: Al-Dhafra S&C Club 0-5 Mes Sungun Varzeqan
Bangkok: Defending champions Mes Sungun Varseqan cruised into the quarter-finals of the AFC Futsal Club Championship Thailand 2019 after defeating Al Dhafra Sports & Cultural Club 5-0 in a Group D tie on Saturday.
Mes Sungun's win meant Japan's Nagoya Oceans, who defeated Kazma SC of Kuwait 3-1 earlier on Saturday, also sealed their quarter-final spot.
Mes Sungun and Oceans will meet on Monday to decide the group winners.