September 26, 2015
Matchday 24 in Thai Premier League, in which Bangkok Glass visited the stadium of Ratchaburi. Ricardo was coming back to his home last season. The game ended 1-0, the same score as in the first leg, but this time the victory was for Ratchaburi.
The match started with an opportunity for the local team in left wing, that ended in a break-through into the box by a rival player, who dribbled the defender and shot on goal, but the ball was well cleared by Narit with his foot. However, they would not miss the next chance; it was minute 11. A crossing to the box from right wing to the far post was headed on goal by Nagasato coming from second line, anticipating to the defender. The match turned complicated for Bangkok Glass from the beginning. The visiting team reacted with a shot by Peeraphong from outside the box that went out close to the post. Then was Heberty for the local team who had the opportunity, in a ball he received in the edge of the box, he controlled with the chest, turned and kicked on goal but the ball went over the bar. The visiting team had two consecutive chances to level the match, first with a strong shot by Toti from the right corner of the box that was cleared with some trouble by the goalkeeper, and then with a goal disallowed to Aridane, after a crossing to the box from the goal line in right wing that he headed on goal in the near post, but the linesman considered the ball had gone over the goal line before the crossing. Ratchaburi answered with a corner-kick from the right side to the far post, the crossing was headed on goal and Narit cleared the ball with a great save. That was all in the first 45 minutes.
The second half started with the visiting team more focused on the game, yet the first chance was for the local team. A crossing from goal line in left wing was deflected by a visiting defender to the far post, Heberty coming from second line kicked on goal with a beautiful one-touch and Narit cleared the ball with a magnificent hand, the save of the match. Narit had to work again first in a long distance shot that he blocked with some trouble, and then in a very far free-kick executed by Heberty that he cleared with difficulties, the deflection ended in a rival player, who shot on goal and Narit made a miracle again clearing the ball with his foot. The first attempt on goal by the visiting team came from Bordin, in a play in right wing that ended with a shot on goal that the goalkeeper cleared to corner not without trouble. Shortly after the local team had its best chance of this second half, with a shot from outside the box that hit the bar, the deflection ended in the feet of Heberty, who was a bit slow and the defence anticipated and cleared the ball. Toti had a new chance with a strong shot from outside the box that went directly to the hands of the goalkeeper; then it was Matt Smith in a corner-kick from left side, but his header went also to the goalkeeper´s hands. The match ended with a new chance for the visiting team, after a crossing to the box of Bordin from right wing, Aridane could not head it by millimetres and Goshi kicked the ball in a nice one-touch that went over the bar.
With this tie Bangkok Glass remains third with 43 points, but now tied to this week´s rival, Ratchaburi. Muang Thong and Buriram continue with their fight for the first spot of the standings, tied to 56 points. Behind, three teams tied to 41 points, Chonburi, Suphanburi and Bangkok United.