A busy weekend for Azkals in ASEAN leagues which has been capped by Michael Falkesgaard’s Bangkok United getting a massive win to keep up the chase against Javier Patino’s Buriram United.
Below are the results of the Azkals’ games with their respective Thai and Malaysian clubs:
Javier Patino (Buriram United)
Police Tero 1-2 Buriram United (Thai League 1)
Buriram maintain their top spot in the Thai League 1 after a hard-fought win away against Police Tero.
Two first half goals from Edgar Silva proved to be the difference as Police Tero can only muster one goal in the second half via Aung Thu’s strike.
Although Azkals striker Javier Patino did not feature yet in the lineup, his current progress in terms of his recovery from injury is in its final phase, which could mean he might be back in the squad sooner than later.
Hikaru Minegishi (Pattaya United)
Ratchaburi 2-1 Pattaya United (Thai League 1)
Pattaya slipped once again to a narrow 2-1 loss when hosts Ratchaburi were able to get the winning goal in the 90th minute, just after the visitors equalised in the 81st.
Hikaru Minegishi featured significantly in the second half, coming in as a substitute in the 57th minute.
Iain Ramsay (Felda United)
Felda United 0-3 MIFA (Liga Premier Malaysia)
Iain Ramsay’s club Felda was dealt its first blow in the Malaysian Premier League with a 3-0 loss by .
Although Felda is still in a commanding position in the league standings, their next matches will be crucial if they can bounce back from this sorry loss and get back to winning ways.
Misagh Bahadoran (Perak FA)
Perak 0-0 Melaka United (Liga Super Malaysia)
Misagh Bahadoran and the rest of his Perak FA squad were held to a goalless draw at home against a stern showing by visitors Melaka United.
The result puts a halt on their blazing run that put them in the second in the standings, though that means league leaders Johor Darul Ta’zim’s gap against them remain at five points.
Michael Falkesgaard (Bangkok United)
Sukhothai 1-4 Bangkok United (Thai League 1)
Michael Falkesgaard’s club Bangkok United continued its chase on league leaders Buriram United after getting an away win.
It seemed that the Bangkok-based club are in for a tough night when hosts Sukhothai got an early goal in the 12th minute which went unanswered in the first half.
However, Bangkok United came up with the best response after the restart with four goals without reply to seize an important win to keep their pressure against Buriram on the fight to the top.
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The fourth goal in added time was a brilliant piece of teamwork that began from Azkal goalkeeper Falkesgaard.
Angel Guirado (Negeri Sembilan)
Negeri Sembilan 1-2 Kedah (Liga Super Malaysia)
Angel Guirado’s new club Negeri Sembilan fell short in a 2-1 loss against visitors Kedah.
Though the Azkals striker did not feature in the squad, it seems Angel will have much to deliver once he suits up to help his new side stave off the possibility of relegation with the club currently placed last in the table.
Mark Hartmann (Officially unattached, as of this writing)
Unofficial reports and speculations are pointing that the Azkals striker is now with Thai League 1 club Ratchaburi Mitr Phol FC after being released by Ubon UMT United.
This has yet to be confirmed by official sources.
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