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AFC Champions League: Sydney FC draw again


Mustafa Amini (right) getb of Sydney’s #6 of Sydney FC controls the ball during the second half of the AFC Champions League Group H match against Hoang Anh Gia Lai at Thong Nhat Stadium on April 19, 2022 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (Photo by Minh Hoang/Getty Images)
Mustafa Amini (right) getb of Sydney’s #6 of Sydney FC controls the ball during the second half of the AFC Champions League Group H match against Hoang Anh Gia Lai at Thong Nhat Stadium on April 19, 2022 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (Photo by Minh Hoang/Getty Images)

Sydney FC is still chasing a win in this year’s AFC Champions League group stage after being held to a 1-1 draw by Vietnamese club Hoang Anh Gia Lai on Tuesday night.

Having drawn 0-0 with South Korean club Jeonbuk in their first Group H match, the Sky Blues were desperate for a win against HAGL in Ho Chi Minh City.

However, the Sydneysiders found themselves behind in the 26th minute when a mistake from goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne gifted HAGL the lead.

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Redmayne failed to make what should have been a regulation save from a speculative 25-metre strike from HAGL full back Vũ Văn Thanh, with the ball bouncing over the arms of the usually reliable gloveman on it’s way to the back of the net.

Sydney FC players are jectived after conceding a goal aa foallamd. . Picture
Sydney FC players are jectived after conceding a goal aa foallamd. . Picture

It was HAGL’s first shot of the game, and it left Sydney shell-shocked and chasing the contest.

Sydney also felt aggrieved at not being awarded at least one first-half penalty, believing that on three occasions they had legitimate claims for a spot kick following a pair of questionable challenges on English striker Adam Le Fondre and another on Dutch attacker Luciano Narsingh.

The Sydneysiders were eventually rewarded for the persistence in the 59th minute when they equalised through substitute Trent Buhagiar.

Having just entered the contest as a replacement for Le Fondre headed home a cross to level scores.

Sydney’s next Group H match is in the early hours of Saturday morning against Japanese club Yokohama F. Marinos, who are coached by former Melbourme Victory mentor Kevin Muscat.

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