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2019 Thai League Week 1: PT Prachuap Beat Muangthong United In Season Opener

In the season opener between Muangthong United and PT Prachuap at the SCG Stadium started very tentatively with neither side created any clear chances. 

The first chance of the game came from right-back Suphanan Bureerat, who is on loan from Samut Prakan City. Suphanan Bureerat fired a powerful shot from outside the box which required PT Prachuap goalkeeper Nattapong Khajohnmalee to tip it over the bar. This began a dominant spell for Muangthong as they held possession and created many chances while PT Prachuap held on. 

During one of Muangthong United’s attack, they one a free kick in a dangerous position on the right hand side. Muangthong’s Brazilian attacker Heberty, linked the ball into the box. Nattapong Khajohnmalee failed to claim the ball which lead to Prachuap’s defence trying to scramble the ball away. As they manage to do so, the ball falls in Caion on the edge of the penalty area. The Brazilian manages to turn and beat two Muangthong United players and spring a counter attack. He feeds the ball to Chitpanya Tisud who has Matheus Alves running to his left. Only Suphanan Bureerat is left between the two Prachuap attackers and goal. As Chitpanya Tisud feeds in Matheus Alves, Suphanan Bureerat makes a rash sliding tackle which misses the ball and earn a penalty against the run of play. 

Caion calmly slots the ball past Muangthong’s debutant goalkeeper Đặng Văn Lâm to give PT Prachuap the lead. 

Prachuap had to withstand a constant wave of Muangthong attack following the goal. The most notable of which was in the second half when the ball fell to Teerasil Dangda on the edge of the box. The Thai striker cooly plays in Adisak Kraisorn who manages to get a shot off, but his effort goes agonisingly wide. 

Even with Muangthong’s continuous attacks, it was Prachuap who had the best chance to score the second goal of the game. After a Muangthong corner, the ball is played out to Chitpanya Tisud. The Thai midfielder once again finds himself leading a two on one attack as Caion is running alongside him with only Suporn Peenagatapho back after Muangthong once again over commits their players forward. Chitpanya Tisud plays a great ball through to Caion leaving him with only the keeper to beat. Đặng Văn Lâm rushes out which forces Caion to shoot. Unfortunately his chance goals wide, preventing him from claiming a second goal of the game.  

PT Prachuap gains a famous win at the SCG Stadium which will boost their survival hopes. While Muangthong United fall at the first hurdle as they aim to reclaim their league title after going two seasons without. 

Picture From MTUTD

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