- Football tourney sees 2nd round ties11:53 | 10/11/2015
Both the matches at the International Football Tournament-Binh Duong Television Number One Cup played yesterday ended in draws, leaving the rankings in Group B undisturbed.
The Japanese student team tied with Brazilian Bangu Atletico 1-1 in the first match, while Quang Ninh Coal and Dong Tam Long An shared a point after their all-Vietnamese 1-1 game.
In the opener, Asakawa Denso took the Japanese side ahead in the 36th minute converting a corner kick with a closed-range header to the right corner. Goalie Ubirajara Motta tried his best but could only touch the ball as it sailed past.
F. de Lima levelled the score for Bangu Atletico with the second finish, after the first one hit the cross bar, which came to him again five minutes after the interval.
The student squad could have made a big change in the rankings had they not missed their penalty in the 83rd mark when Kiyotani’s shoot-out kissed the pole and flew out.
With four points after two matches, Bangu Atletico are in top position and will play Dong Tam Long An tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the Japanese students are in third place with two points and will next face Quang Ninh Coal.
In the second match yesterday, Santos opened the score for Quang Ninh in the 67th minute.
Coelho brought the game to life with his straight shot five minutes near the end, helping the V. League 1 former champions remain in second position in the group with two points.
Quang Ninh Coal, who missed their first victory, are at the bottom with one point in the pocket.
Today, the last round match of the Group A will be played.
Hosts Becamex Binh Duong will meet South Korean students and Myanmar’s Yadanarbon FC will face local Sanna Khanh Hoa.
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