AFC Champions League 2015: Scores, Results for Preliminary Round 1 Fixtures
ae.888Thananuwat Srirasant / Getty ImagesThe first trận of preliminary qualification for the
AFC Champions League kicked off on Wednesday, when Warriors beat Yadanarbon after a penalty shootout in the first fixture of the day .Burmese hopefuls Yadanarbon made it into the qualifying stage after winning the năm trước Myanmar National League, while Singapore’s Warriors took the top spot in last year’s S.League, the top flight of Singaporean football .Reigning Malaysia Super League champions Johor Darul Ta’zim will take on 2013 – 14 I-League tiêu đề winners Bengaluru later on Wednesday, with both teams making their AFC Champions League debuts .Read on for recap of Wednesday’s fixtures .
Yadanarbon 1-1 Warriors AET (Warriors Win 6-5 on Penalties)
The two teams up first on Wednesday played béo a goalless draw in 90 minutes, each fully aware that defeat at Mandalay’s Mandalarthiri Stadium would mean an exit at the competition’s first hurdle .Yadanarbon goalkeeper Thiha Sithu didn’t have a great khuyến mãi béo bởi vì early on in the clash, sitting largely as spectator bự the duel for possession in midfield .The two teams went in scoreless at the break after a fairly uneventful opening 45 minutes, with more risks required if either đội was béo decide the game in normal phút giây .Video Play Button✨ Watch more top videos, highlights, và B / R original nội dung Right Arrow IconHowever, as fatigue became a factor in the second half, Yadanarbon manager U Khin Mg Tint made changes Khủng the core of his side, with midfielders James Meyer & Nanda Lin Kyaw Chit hauled off for Thet Naing & captain Yan Paing, respectively .Warriors trùm Alex Weaver matched the changes with some offensive restructuring of his own, although neither tactician would see the substitutions pay off in normal giây phút, Asian Football Feast confirming extra giây phút :That all changed in the eighth minute of the added 30, though, as one of those brought on from the bench, Andy Ahmad, bagged the game’s opener phệ put Warriors in front .According béo Nigel Chin of Vox Sports, it was the Singaporean midfielder’s first career goal :However, defender Ye Win Aung rose bự equalise just three minutes later, forcing a penalty shootout after a 1-1 finish, per Fox Sports Asia :Both teams were resilient from 12 yards, but it was Yadanarbon who blinked first, allowing Warriors lớn seal a 6-5 shootout victory & book their place in the next ván of qualifying .There, they’ll go up against Guangzhou R&F, who placed third in last season’s Chinese Super League và are competing in their maiden AFC Champions League campaign .The winner of that tie will go on bự face Australian A-League outfit Central Coast Mariners for a place in the 2015 AFC Champions League nhóm stage .
Johor Darul Ta’zim 2-1 Bengaluru AET
Wednesday second qualification bout also went into extra phút giây after I-League representatives Bengaluru forced their way lớn a 91 st – minute equaliser against Johor Darul Ta’zim .However, it would count for nought after Malaysian international Suppiah Chanturu restored Johor’s lead in the eighth minute of extra giây phút before the Malaysia Super League champions went on mập seal their 2-1 triumph .Johor Darul Ta’zim have just six days lớn prepare for their second-round preliminary against Bangkok Glass next Tuesday, hoping mập book a playoff place opposite Beijing Guoan .