By FOX Sports staff
There was an air of expectation at the 72-years Anniversary Stadium given the game pitted two sides that were expected to challenge for the title against one another.
Originally scheduled for the weekend, the clash was pushed forward to allow Buriram sufficient time to travel to Tashkent for the second leg of their AFC Champions League Round of 16 tie next Tuesday against Bunyodkor, but even then, it came just two days after they had beaten the Uzbek giants 2-1 in the first leg.
Nonetheless, the Thunder Castle showed no signs of weariness and took the lead after ten minutes when Spanish midfielder Carmelo Gonzalez struck his ninth goal of the campaign to edge further ahead in goal-scoring charts.
But three minutes before the hour mark, BEC Tero equalised when Thailand's rising star Chanathip Songkrasin found the back of the net, before their prospects of victory were handed a boost when the visitors were reduced to ten men after captain Suchao Nutnum picked up a second booking.
However, the Fire Dragons were unable to find a winner in the remainder of the match, leaving both sides to settle for a share of the spoils.
The result did however allow Buriram to close the gap between them and leaders Muangthong United to a point, while BEC Tero remain in fifth place with 17 points from ten games.
Image courtesy of Buriram United FC