AFC Champions League 2019: Buriram United’s hopes dealt big blow by Beijing Guoan

Gabriel Tan Gabriel Tan

Buriram United have it all to do if they are to reach the AFC Champions League Round of 16 for a second successive season after losing 2-0 to Beijing Guoan on Wednesday.

Following a goalless first half at the Workers’ Stadium, Beijing opened the scoring in the 55th minute when Renato Augusto coolly sent Siwarak Tedsungnoen the wrong way from the penalty spot, after Sasalak Haiprakhon had been penalised for handball inside the area.

AFC Champions League 2019: Beijing Guoan 1-0 Buriram United (Renato Augusto – Penalty 55′)

With 14 minutes remaining, Augusto came to the fore again as he received possession from Cedric Bakambu down the left and floated a lovely ball towards the back post for Ba Dun to meet with a thumping header into the back of the net.

AFC Champions League 2019: Beijing Guoan 2-0 Buriram United (Ba Dun 76′)

Following the defeat, Buriram remain rooted to the bottom of Group G with just three points and must win their next game against Urawa Red Diamonds if they are to have any chance of reaching the Round of 16.

BEIJING GUOAN: Zou Dehai, Jiang Tao, Yu Dabao, Kim Min-jae, Li Lei (Jin Taiyan 81’), Chi Zhongguo, Renato Augusto (Wang Ziming 89’), Lu Peng, Zhang Xizhe, Zhang Yuning (Ba Dun 20’), Cedric Bakambu.

BURIRAM UNITED: Siwarak Tedsungnoen, Chitipat Tanklang, Andres Tunez, Pansa Hemviboon, Narubadin Weerawatnodom, Suchao Nutnum (Suphanat Mueanta 62’), Ratthanakorn Maikami, Sasalak Haiprakhon, Supachai Jaided, Supachok Sarachat, Pedro Junior (Luong Xuan Truong 73’).