Narrow loss for Johor while Shandong dominate

Johor DT lost after penalties while Shandong Luneng put six goals past hapless Mohun Bagan during Tuesday night’s AFC Champions League qualifying action.

The Malaysian team’s hopes of qualifying for the main draw took a major dent when Muangthong defeated Johor DT 3-0 via penalties at the SCG Stadium in Thailand.

Muangthong were the dominant side on the night and will perhaps feel justified in their win.

The Thai club controlled proceedings, earning most of the possession and firing ten shots on target to Johor DT’s two. It resulted in a busy night for Johor DT stopper Mohd Farizal, who kept the scores deadlocked throughout the 90 minutes.

Neither team managed a breakthrough in extra time, leading to penalties. Jorge Pereyra Diaz would miss for the visitors, while Brazilian Cleiton Silva opened Muangthong’s account.

And so the trend continued with Marco Antonio and Hariss Harun both failing to score from the penalty spot for Johor DT while Peerapat Notchaiya and Sarach Yooyen sealed the match for Muangthong.

Meanwhile, Chinese club Shandong Luneng were way too dominant for Mohun Bagan, winning 6-0.

Striker Yang Xu netted twice and earned an assist for the hosts, while Zheng Zheng and Diego Tardelli also got on the scoresheet.

In other results, Vietnamese club Ha Noi T&T edged Kitchee of Hong Kong 1-0 and Chonburi came from a goal down to defeat Yangon United 3-2 after extra time.

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