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Boeung Ket cruise to 4-1 win over Shan United

Boeung Ket's Brazilian forward Maycon Calijuri scored two in the Blue Dragon's AFC Cup victory over Shan United in Yangon on Wednesday evening. AFP
Boeung Ket's Brazilian forward Maycon Calijuri scored two in the Blue Dragon's AFC Cup victory over Shan United in Yangon on Wednesday evening. AFP

Boeung Ket cruise to 4-1 win over Shan United

Boeung Ket’s attacking trio of Maycon Calijuri, Julius Oiboh and Samuel Ajayi struck up the perfect partnership to steer the Cambodian champions to a 4-1 win over hosts Shan United at Yangon’s Thuwunna Stadium in the AFC Cup on Wednesday evening.

In the Philippines, Home United secured a 2-1 away win to draw level with home side Ceres Negros at the top of the group on 13 points.

The victory coupled with the sides’ 1-1 draw in Singapore at the end of February saw the Singapore champions progress to the knockout stage as group winners on head-to-head record.

Ceres Negros, however, accrued enough points in the campaign to also progress to the Zonal semifinals as one of the best-placed runners-up.

The matches concluded the sixth and final matchday in Group F of Asia’s secondary club football tournament.

Brazilian dangerman

As widely anticipated in the Boeung Ket camp, Brazilian dangerman Calijuri led the onslaught with a brace.

Overseas signings Oiboh and Ajayi contributed with a goal each in what was the Blue Dragon’s revenge for a 2-1 home defeat at Phnom Penh’s Olympic Stadium in the last week of February.

All four goals were well coordinated moves involving the trio as their passing sequences kept the Shan United defence on the back foot in a dominant show by the Boeung Ket strikeforce.

Each took turns to either assist or score, and the Shan defence was breached as early as the 12th minute when Oiboh squared the ball to the advancing Calijuri, whose trusty right foot produced a neat finish.

Within minutes Calijuri returned the favour by feeding Oiboh to see Boeung Ket go into the break two goals to the good.

Barely had the game restarted when Ajayi deservedly got onto the scoresheet, put through by Calijuri for Boeung Ket’s third.

Calijuri completed the rout in the 64th minute.

Shan United’s consolation came in the 78th minute, but by then the game had long been lost for the Myanmar champions.

The victory gave Boeung Ket a respectable six points in third place behind Ceres Negros and Home United.

Shan finished bottom of the group with three points.

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