Buriram United should have taken the lead in the 8th minute when good work from Narubadin Weerawatnodom on the right hand side set up set up Nacer Barazite for a tap in. However the Dutchmen fluffed his shot and missed the opportunity to score the first goal for his new club.
Bangkok United should have taken the lead, however Nelson Bonilla failed to convert his chances. Bngkok United were then made to rue the missed opportunities when Buriram United took the lead in the 31st minute, somewhat against the run of play. A poor clearance from Bangkok goalkeeper Michael Falkesgaard was intercepted by Narubadin Weerawatnodom who then put a similar ball into the box as earlier in the game. Nacer Barazite did not make the same mistake again and cooly finished off the move, scoring his first goal for the club.
Seconds before half time, Bangkok United were able to get their deserved equaliser. Brazilian midfielder Vander floated in a ball into the box which was impressively met by compatriot Everton, who scored with a diving header.
The intensity of the game fizzled out in the second half with neither side really going for the win. The only thing of note to occur was the sending off of Bangkok United playmaker Pokklaw Anan after he made his feelings known to the referee earning a second yellow.
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