HCM City FC secure first AFC Cup win in Singapore

VOV.VN - Ho Chi Minh City FC enjoyed a thrilling 3-2 victory away to Hougang United of Singapore in their second match of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup on February 25.

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Ho Chi Minh City FC footballers

The Vietnamese side started the stronger of the two teams and went on the attack from the first whistle, with forward Nguyen Cong Phuong opening the scoring in the 15th minute after receiving a pass from Phi Son.

Ho Chi Minh City FC kept the pressure on their Singaporean rivals, with striker Amido Baldé scoring two goals late in the first half and early in the second half to increase their lead to 3-0.

Despite dominating the game, the Singaporean club were given a way back into the tie in the 76th minute following a mistake by goalkeeper Bui Tien Dung who gave away a penalty.

Tien Dung received a yellow card for the incident while Stipe Plazibat slotted home from the spot for the home side.

Ho Chin Minh City FC endured a nervy end to the fixture when Stipe Plazibat scored again just four minutes later, although the away team ultimately managed to see out the tie 3-2.

At present, Ho Chi Minh City FC are currently leading Group F with four points from two matches.     

Elsewhere in the tournament, Quang Ninh Coal FC recorded a 2-2 draw away to Ceres Negros FC of the Philippines in Group G.

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