Binh Duong draw with Jiangsu in CL opener

China’s Jiangsu FC drew 1-1 with 10-man Becamex Binh Duong of Vietnam in their opening AFC Champions League match at Binh Duong Stadium on Tuesday.

Goals in the first half by Ji Xiang for Jiangsu and an equaliser by Nguyen Anh Duc in the 28th minute saw the sides earn a point each in Group E.

The hosts had Cameroon forward Christian Amougou sent-off in the 68th minute but were able to hold on for the draw.

In the 13th minute, the Chinese side took the lead when Ji scored with a shot from 12-yards out, after receiving the ball from Brazilian forward Jo, to put his side in front.

A few minutes later Ramires came close to adding to the scoreline but his shot went over the bar.

In the 22 minute, Binh Duong came close to getting the equaliser when Amougou headed narrowly wide.

Then six minutes later the home side was awarded a penalty off a dangerous challenge by Jiangsu goalkeeper Zhang Sipeng on Henry Kisekka. Captain Anh Duc scored with the penalty kick to make the score 1-1.

Jiangsu had chances early in the second half with Wu Xi, Xin Lin and Jo all in with chances to put their side in front.

The home side were down to 10-men with 22 minutes remaining after Amougou was sent off for a second yellow card.

Binh Duong goalkeeper Bui Tan Truong played well to hold off the Jiangsu side and earn his side the draw.

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