Buriram United 0 - 2 Jeju United

This weeks match report from the AFC Champions League comes from Thailand. The Thai champions taking on K League side Jeju United, with both teams looking for their first win in the competition this season. 

The Thai side came into the game on the back of a draw in China in week one, while Jeju United lost at home to Japanese side Cerezo Osaka. The game then had all the makings of a good tight match.

Unfortunately for the team from Thailand they found themselves 2-0 down inside 25 minutes in front of 10,000 fans at the Chang Arena. The first goal arrived within two minutes as Lee Chang-min shot found the corner of the net from outside the box. 

The second was added from the spot as Santos da Cruz sent the keeper the wrong way. The penalty was given after Jin Sung-wook was tripped in the box, however looking back at replays there looks to be minimal contact and this was a soft decision which will frustrate the home side.

Jeju United continued to press for a third but the half needed 2-0 and with the South Koreans on course for three points. 

Early in the second half things could have looked very different. When Jakkraphan Kaewprom the home side midfielder found some space on the edge of the box and performed some lovely skill to find himself one-on-one with the keeper. However, his previous skills were not matched by hit shot which somehow he managed to fire well over from seven yards out. In the end, there was not a lot to show in the second half as Buriram United could not find a way back into the game and Jeju United run out winners by a two-goal margin.


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