Becamex Binh Duong recorded a surprising 3-2 win over Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors for their first win in the Asian Champions League this sesaon at Go Dau Stadium which threw Group E wide open on Wednesday.
Skipper Nguyen Anh Duc was the hero for the Vietnamese champions, converting a penalty in the 88th minute after previously finding the net from 12 yards for the opener.
Lee Jong-ho and Han Gyo-won had turned the game in Jeonbuk’s favour, before Christian Amougou’s equaliser. The South Korean giants finished the bad-tempered game with nine men after both Kim Chang-Soo and Kim Hyung-Il were sent off.
“I’m sure that no one thought we could get this result because Jeonbuk is stronger than us, but it happened and we deserved to win,” Binh Duong’s coach Nguyen Thanh Son told AFC official website.
“The whole team played well today and it was a really good game against a tough Jeonbuk team. We don’t set any targets on how far we can go in the tournament, we will just take it game by game.”
Meawhile, J.League outfit FC Tokyo climbed to first place in Group E following a 2-1 away victory over big-spending Jiangsu Suning at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre.