|FLC Thanh Hóa have been eliminated from AFC Cup after the draw with Global Cebu on Wednesday. — Photo foxsportsasia.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — FLC Thanh Hóa squandered a two goal lead to draw 3-3 with hosts Global Cebu FC of the Philippines, ending both side’s slim hopes of advancing from group G of the Asian Football Confederation Cup on Wednesday.
The draw in the fifth match at the Rizal Memorial Stadium coupled with Yangon United’s 3-2 win over Bali United the same day means only the Myanmar side will qualify for the knock-out stage as winners of the group.
The V-League team started brightly, with Edward Ofere opening the scoring in the second minute. However, Global Cebu equalised minutes later though Rufo Chasnchez.
Despite the Filipino side dominated, Thanh Hóa restored their lead in the 25th minute thanks to forward Lê Thanh Bình.
The Vietnamese doubled their lead shortly after the restart, with striker Hoàng Đình Tùng firing home, putting Thanh Hóa in a great position to win.
However it was not to be, as two headed goals in the 82nd and 90th minutes by the home side sent the visitors home disappointed. — VNS