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East Bengal held to a goalless draw in Vietnam

Trevor Morgan

Trevor Morgan

East Bengal Club have been held to a goalless draw by Vietnam’s Xuan Thanh Sai Gon FC in a 2013 AFC Cup Group H match today.

Both teams couldn’t find the back of the net in the encounter played at the Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh and they had to settle for a 0-0 in front of 5,000 fans.

East Bengal are now ranked 2nd in Group H with 4 points, while Xuan Thanh Sai Gon FC remain at the top of the table with the same number of points and goal difference but with more goal scored.

East Bengal will face Tampines Rovers SC from Singapore in their next match on April 3.

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2013 AFC Cup | Group H
at Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam)

XUAN THANH SAI GON FC 0-0 EAST BENGAL CLUB

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GOALS
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LINE-UPS

Xuan Thanh Sai Gon FC
1 Bui Tan Truong; 5 Le Hai Anh, 18 Phan Luu The Son, 20 Truong Dinh Luat [C], 23 Nguyen Thanh Long Giang; 6 Nguyen Duc Linh (62′ 26 Pham Thua Chi), 16 Nguyen Trong Phi (80′ 14 Lu Vo Nhu Quang), 21 Christian Jose Nsi Amougou, 27 Phan Do Nhat Tan, 29 Emeka Ndubuisi Oguwike (75′ 25 Pham Quang Chi); 10 Moses Oloya

Unused Subs
13 Nguyen Minh Nhut; 2 Hoang Trong Phu, 17 Ngo Phuong Nam, 19 Dinh Vu Han Phong

East Bengal Club
30 Gurpreet Singh Sandhu; 4 Uga Okpara, 16 Gurwinder Singh, 29 Soumik Dey; 7 Harmanjot Singh Khabra, 14 Mehtab Hossain, 15 Sanju Pradhan [C] (64′ 8 Thokchom Naoba Singh), 18 Penn Ikechukwu Orji, 21 Lalrindika Ralte; 10 Chidi Edeh (88′ 6 Baljit Singh Sahni), 27 Andrew Barisic (80′ 23 Robin Singh)

Unused Subs
1 Abhijit Mondal; 2 Raju Eknath Gaekwad, 19 Robert Lalthlamuana, 34 Subodh Kumar

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MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee
Ko Hyung Jin (Korea Republic)

Assistant Referees
Thanom Borikut (Thailand), Teerajit Sittisook (Thailand)

Fourth Official
Prathan Nasawang (Thailand)

Match Commissioner
Chen Yongliang (China)

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BOOKINGS

Yellow Cards
52′ Mehtab Hossain (East Bengal Club)
81′ Nguyen Thanh Long Giang (Xuan Thanh Sai Gon FC)

Yellow-Red Cards
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Red Cards
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