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AFC Cup 2020: Hougang United 2-3 Ho Chi Minh City: Stipe Plazibat scores again

AFC Cup 2020: Hougang United 2-3 Ho Chi Minh City: Stipe Plazibat scores again

Singapore’s Hougang United will be hosting the Vietnamese side Ho Chi Minh City in matchday 2 of the 2020 AFC Cup group F.

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Live updates:

First Half Begins 

Minute 8: Shot by Nguyen Cong Phuong (Ho Chi Minh City) blocked by Khairulhin Khalid (Hougang United)

Minute 10: Handball by Nguyen Cong Thanh

Minute 10: Shawall Anuar wins a free kick on the right wing

MInute 15: GOAL! Hougang United 0-1 Ho Chi Minh City. Nguyen Cong Phuong (Ho Chi Minh City) connected a cross from Tran Phi Son

Minute 18: Tran Phi Son (Ho Chi Minh City) takes a shot at the edge of the box which is blocked by Khairulhin Khalid (Hougang United)

Minute 32: A long pass from Anders Aplin (Hougang United) finds Sahil Suhaimi (Hougang United) he is caught offside

Minute 45+1: GOAL! Hougang United 0-2 Ho Chi Minh City. Amildo Balde scores by a towering header. Assisted by Tran Phi Son with a cross

Minute 45+2: First Half ends

Second Half Begins

Minute 53: Shot by Tran Phi Son (Ho Chi Minh City) is blocked by Nazrul Nazari (Hougang United)

Minute 53: Shot by Ngo Hoang Thinh is blocked by Khairulhin Khalid (Hougang United)

Minute 55: Shot by Ngo Hoang Thinh from outside the box is blocked by Khairulhin Khalid (Hougang United)

Minute 59: GOAL! Hougang United 0-2 Ho Chi Minh City. Amildo Balde (Ho Chi Minh City) scores by a towering header. Assisted by Tran Phi Son (Ho Chi Minh City) with a cross

Minute 71: Foul by Le Van Son (Ho Chi Minh City)

Minute 71: Yellow card for Le Van Son (Ho Chi Minh City)

Minute 71: Shawall Anuar (Hougang United) wins a free kick which is directly at the goal 

Minute 72: Stipe Plazibat (Hougang United) takes the free kick but it misses the left post

Minute 75: Bui Tien Dung (Ho Chi Minh City) fouls Shawall Anuar (Hougang United) in the box. Penalty for Hougang United!

Minute 77:  GOAL! Stipe Plazibat (Hougang United) scores from the penalty spot!

Minute 79: GOAL! Stipe Plazibat (Hougang United) scores from the 5-yard line. Assisted by Shawall Anuar (Hougang United)

Minute 89: Amildo Balde (Ho Chi Minh City) takes an open shot from the edge of the box but it is blocked by Khairulhin Khalid (Hougang United)

Minute 90+3: Foul by Vu Anh Tuan (Ho Chi Minh City)

Minute 90+3: Afiq Noor (Hougang United) wins a free kick on the left wing

Minute 90+3: Shafiq Ghani (Hougang United) whips the ball in from the free kick. The ball slips through the head of Zachery Anderson and comes to Shawall Anuar (Hougang United) but he is caught offside

Minute 90+3: Second Half ends

Hougang United started off their AFC Cup campaign with a thrashing 3-1 victory over the Lao side Lao Toyota. The main man of the match was the Cheetah’s star striker Stipe Plazibat, who scored a double to snatch the win and will definitely be the one Ho Chi Minh City’s defence must watch out for.

Ho Chi Minh City’s first match ended with a dramatic 2-2 draw against Yangon United. Their new signing, the “Vietnamese Messi” Nguyen Cong Phuong immediately made his mark with the crucial equalizing goal. He is expected to demonstrate another stellar performance and be a constant threat to Hougang United’s defence in the upcoming fixture.

This will be the first time the two sides have met but it is promised to be competitive and intense.

Hougang United vs Ho Chi Minh City in Group F of the 2020 AFC Cup will kick off at 07:30 PM HKT. You can follow the LIVE updates from this AFC Cup tie via our Matchday Blog!

Starting lineups:

Hougang United: Khairulhin Khalid, Nazrul Nazari, Zachery Anderson, Anders Aplin, Hafiz Sujad, Fabian Kwok, Afiq Noor, Charlie Machell, Shawall Anuar, Sahil Suhaimi, Stipe Plazibat

Ho Chi Minh City: Bui Tien Dung, Le Van Son, Nguyen Huu Tuan, Pape Diakite, Nguyen Cong Thanh, Sam Ngoc Duc, Ngo Hoang Thinh, Tran Phi Son, Pham Cong Hien, Nguyen Cong Phuong, Amildo Balde