Vietnam’s Becamex Binh Duong were eliminated from the 2015 AFC Champions League on Wednesday night despite an inspired draw at home against reigning K-League champions Jeonbuk Motors.
The visitors claimed the lead through Eninho’s 30th-minute goal, but Senegalese striker Abass Dieng equalised for Binh Duong late in stoppage time.
While the V-League outfit will have been happy to take their first point of the competition from such a strong opponent, they are now seven points behind Jeonbuk, who remain at the top of table, and Kashiwa Reysol, who drew 4-4 at Shandong Luneng in a fierce encounter.
Another draw in their remaining two matches, at Shandong Luneng and against Kashiwa Reysol respectively, would give Binh Duong two points, which would be a club record in the continent’s top club competition. The high mark for a Vietnamese club’s performance in the ACL’s modern format will likely remain 2004’s Hoang Anh, who finished second in their Group F with seven points.