Thanh Hoa lose to Yangon United at AFC Cup hinh anh 1A player of Thanh Hoa (in yellow) vies for the ball with Yangon United’s player in the second match of Group G of the AFC Cup 2018 in Myanmar on February 27 (Photo: AFC)

Hanoi (VNA) - Thanh Hoa lost to Yangon United of Myanmar 1-2 in the second match of Group G of the AFC Cup 2018 in Myanmar on February 27.

The V.League 1 runners-up Thanh Hoa played with their best line-up with the presence of five rookies including striker Nigerian Edward Ofere and Japanese midfielder Ryutaro Karube alongside the hero of national U23 team, goalie Bui Tien Dung. Yangon United also performed with their best players including Sekou Sylla of Guinea who scored twice in the 3-1 win of United against Bali United of Indonesia on February 13.

Although playing away from home, Thanh Hoa played confidently and captain Pape Omar opened the score in the fifth minute.

The visitors had more several chances to double their score in the first half but failed to convert opportunities into goals.

After the break, the hosts attacked continuously to seek goals. In the 67th minute, midfielder Kosuke Yamazaki Uchida levelled the score for Myanmar’s team.

In the last minutes of the second half, Le Thanh Binh, Omar and Le Van Thang missed chances to help Thanh Hoa take the lead.

In the 87th minute, Aee Soe raised the score to 2-1 for the hosts.

Despite having five more extra minutes, Thanh Hoa didn’t earn any goals and accepted the loss of 1-2. – VNA