Group H: PSM Makassar (IDN) 1-1 Hai Phong FC (VIE)
Bali: Goals from Yakob Sayuri and Lucao saw Indonesia’s PSM Makassar and Hai Phong of Vietnam split the points as they drew 1-1 at Capt I Wayan Dipta Stadium in the AFC Cup™ 2023/24 on Thursday.
Following an opening 45 minutes without a goal, Lucao found the breakthrough in the 74th minute but the visitors were pegged back just three minutes later courtesy of Sayuri’s free-kick.
With the spoils shared in this Group H Matchday Five tie, it remains as you were ahead of the final round of group stage fixtures with both sides locked on the same number of points, although Haiphong remain in second courtesy of their superior head-to-head record.
Group F: Phnom Penh Crown FC (CAM) 4-0 Dynamic Herb Cebu FC (PHI)
Phnom Penh: Phnom Penh Crown FC matched Australia’s Macarthur FC on 12 points at the top of Group F of the AFC Cup™ 2023/24 after the Cambodian champions defeated Dynamic Herb Cebu FC 4-0 at Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium on Thursday.
Shintaro Shimizu opened the scoring for the home side in the 12th minute before Yudai Ogawa netted with a free kick in the 29th minute to double Phnom Penh’s lead. Substitute Lim Pisoth then added to the score twice in the second half to seal a decisive victory for Oleg Starynskyi’s side.
Group I: Tainan City FC (TPE) 3-0 FC Ulaanbaatar (MNG)
Kaohsiung: Ange Samuel Kouame struck 12 minutes from time to send Tainan City’s on their way to a 3-0 win over Ulaanbataar on Thursday and keep his side’s hopes of claiming a place in the next phase of the AFC Cup™ 2023/24 alive.
Kouame scored from the edge of the area before injury time goals from Lin Ming-wei and Lin Wei-chieh earned the side from Chinese Taipei their second win of the campaign and move to within six points of leaders Taichung Futuro having played one game fewer.
Group F: Macarthur FC (AUS) 4-0 Shan United FC (MYA)
Pathum Thani: Macarthur kept on track for a place in the AFC Cup™ 2023/24 ASEAN Zonal semi-finals after their 4-0 win over Shan United at Pathum Thani Stadium.
Following an opening 45 minutes without a goal, the Australian side sprang to life after the half-time break as Daniel De Silva opened the scoring not long after restarting, before Jake Holman on 57 minutes and Tomislav Usok on 63 minutes increased Macarthur’s advantage.
Jerry Skotadis' stoppage time goal made sure of the three points and saw Mile Sterjovski’s outfit remain top of Group F on 12 points ahead of the later game in Group F between Phnom Penh Crown and Dynamic Herb Cebu.