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1/8 Toyota Cup: Bangkok Glass 0 – Buriram United 0

July 22, 2015

1/8 Toyota Cup: Bangkok Glass 0 – Buriram United 0

Match corresponding to the 1/8 of Toyota Cup, in which Bangkok Glass played a one-game home match at Leo Stadium against Buriram United. As it happened a week ago in the Thai Premier League game, it was a disputed match that ended tied with no goals and the result had to be determined in a penalty shoot-out, where Buriram won by 4-2 and qualified for next round.

The first half was more dominated by Buriram, being able to create several goal chances but without too much accuracy in the definition. The first opportunity came from a long ball to the box from midfield that was headed out by Jandson from the edge of the box. The second came from a corner-kick from the right side to the close post that was kicked over the bar. Buriram then had three more chances, first with a shot from outside the box that went slightly out; second with a break-through from left wing, the forward entered the box and his shot on goal over the exit of Narit was cleared by Matt Smith before it entered the goal; and third with a shot from the edge of the box that went out close to the left post of the goal defended by Narit. The first opportunity for the local team was for Peeraphong, but his long distance shot went directly to the goalkeeper’s hands. Buriram answered with a play on the left side, the combination ended in the feet of the forward on the edge of the box, but his low shot was cleared by Narit with a good hand. Bangkok Glass reacted quickly and had another chance, this time for Aridane, who made his debut today in the initial line-up, but his shot from the edge of the box went out close to the post. The visiting team had two new chances with long distance shots, first one from the edge of the box that went slightly out, and then with a shot from the left edge of the box that went out close to the bar. The last chance of the first half was for the local team with a play from the left wing by Tanasith, who dribbled a defender and shot on goal from outside the box but his shot was cleared by the goalkeeper with some trouble.

The second half started as the first half ended, with an opportunity for Bangkok Glass. This time was Tasevski, who after dribbling a defender on the edge of the box, shot low on goal with his left foot but the shot was cleared by the goalkeeper with some trouble, and right after with a far shot from Suban from the right side that went out over the bar. Buriram answered with several consecutive chances, first in a break-through in left wing from Diogo, who went to the goal line but his pass back was kicked wide out by Jandson; then with a crossing to the area from the right side that was headed by the forward directly to Narit’s hands; after with a long distance shot from the right edge of the box that was again well cleared by Narit with a good up hand; also with a crossing to the area that was cleared by Narit with his fists, the ball ended in the feet of a Buriram player on the edge of the box, but his shot was cleared by Matt Smith over the line when the ball had already surpassed Narit; and finally with a free-kick executed from the right side that was kicked directly to Narit’s hands by a rival player when he was completely alone inside the small box. The best opportunity for Bangkok Glass this second half came after a long ball to Tasevski, who could not control well and the ball ended in the edge of the box for Aridane, but his shot close to the post was cleared by the goalkeeper in a magnificent save. The last chance of the second half was for the visiting team, in a new break-through in left side by Diogo, but his crossing to box was headed out by Rafael. The 90 minutes ended with a tie with no goals, despite all the chances for both teams.

Overtime showed all the tiredness of the effort made by both teams during the game, and it was even tougher for Bangkok Glass, who lost Peeraphong shortly after the beginning after a second yellow card for a foul over Diogo. In the subsequent free-kick, the ball was crossed to the area and headed out by Diogo. Despite playing with one player less, the local team managed to defend with order. The second half of overtime continued in the same fashion as the first half, with Buriram creating dangerous chances from free-kicks and corner-kicks. Buriram had a chance after a free-kick from the left side, the ball crossed to the area was kicked over the bar by a rival player. However, it was the local team who had the best chance. A break-through from Tasevski in left wing ended with a crossing to the area, the ball crossed the small box and the attempt to clear the ball by a rival defender almost ended in an own-goal, but it was saved in the last second by the goalkeeper. The last chance was for Buriram, after a play that ended with a pass to the right side to Rafael, who entered the box but his shot went directly to the hands of Narit. Overtime did not resolve the tie either, so it was time to the lottery of penalty shoot-out, in which Buriram was more effective and won by 4 goals to 2; for the visiting team scored Rafael, Seul-ki, Suchao and Teerathon, and for Bangkok Glass converted Goshi and Kaikaew, and missed their shots Tasevski and Aridane.