Bangkok Glass 0-0 Muangthong United

Thai Premier League – Match 3

Bangkok Glassvs.MTUTD

Goals:

SCG Muangthong United couldn’t manage to break the deadlock on Saturday night, leaving Leo Stadium with 1 point after a 0-0 draw with Bangkok Glass. Both teams lacked effectiveness in the attacking third, although MTU had the more dangerous opportunities of the evening. Teerasil Dangda even had a shot deflect off the post, although he was wrongfully flagged offside on the play. Also including Teerasil was a clumsy tackle inside the penalty area by BG’s Suwannapat Kingkkaew, which was waved off by the referee. A gif of the incident:

Teerasil vs BG Penalty?

In my opinoin, Teerasil goes down very easily and probably should have stayed on his feet and got a shot off. While it could technically be a penalty, it does look like he’s seeking to make contact as he falls, which is probably why the ref let it go.

Also of interest, Piyaphon Phanichakul, the go-to man for long throw-ins, managed to heave the ball into the penalty area where it bounced untouched over both teams’ players and into the goal. But since you cannot score directly from a throw in (which, incidentally, I learned yesterday evening), it was simply retaken.

Next up, Muangthong United will face Thai Port on Sunday, March 8th, at SCG Stadium.

Highlights:

Preview: Bangkok Glass vs. Muangthong United

Kick-off at Leo Stadium, Pathum Thani, on Saturday, February 28th at 19:00.

SCG Muangthong United face one of their TPL neighbors tonight, making the short trip out to Pathum Thani to take on Bangkok Glass FC.

The Glass Rabbits have had the upper hand at home against Muangthong, winning 5, drawing once, and losing just 1 time back in 2012. MTU will try to rectify the downward trend that has seen them lose 3 straight games at Leo Stadium.

Bangkok Glass come to this match after a bit of traveling, losing 3-0 in China to Beijing Gouan in the AFC Champions League before opening their TPL season with a 1-2 away win up north against Chiangrai United.

Muangthong United held on to a one goal lead for over an hour before eventually settling for a 1-1 draw at home against Buriram United last week.

Previous fixtures:

2014 FA Cup Quarterfinal: BGFC 2-1 MTU

2014: MTU 2-1 BGFC, BGFC 2-1 MTU

2013: MTU 1-0 BGFCBGFC 1-0 MTU

2012: MTU 2-2 BGFC, BGFC 1-2 MTU

2011: MTU 6-2 BGFCBGFC 0-0 MTU

2010: MTU 2-0 BGFC, BGFC 1-0 MTU

2009: MTU 1-0 BGFC, BGFC 1-0 MTU

Head to head: W: 6 / L: 5 / D: 2

League Rank:

Muangthong United: (TPL) – 4th – 4 points (2 games played)

Bangkok Glass: (TPL) – 10th – 3 points (1 game played)

Current Form:

Muangthong United: W/D

– Last Match: Muangthong United 1-1 Buriram United

Bangkok Glass: W

– Last Match: Chiangrai United 1-2 Bangkok Glass (Highlights)

Muangthong United 1-1 Buriram United

Thai Premier League – Match 2

MTUTDvs.Buriram_united

Goals: [MTU] Mario (2′) [BRU] Diogo (64′)

SCG Muangthong United couldn’t break the curse once again as time ran out on a 1-1 stalemate at SCG Stadium on Saturday night. Mario Djurovski’s 2nd minute penalty kick had put the Krilins out in front after Thitiphan was taken down inside the area. But MTU were lucky to leave the pitch at half-time with a one goal lead after a number of scoring chances for the visitors, including one shot that ricocheted off the post. The second half saw a change in momentum (as we saw vs. Nakhon Ratchasima last week), and the substitutions of Mario and Kim Dong-Jin due to injury concerns didn’t help matters. Buriram was able to keep possession and create a lot of pressure for MTU to deal with, including a goal-line save by Naoaki. Eventually a cross found Diogo Luis Santos unmarked in front of goal, and he buried the chance with a difficult diving header. Point of Interest: I just noticed that it seems like Theeraton Bunmathan used his hand to keep the ball in play before he put in the cross for the goal. You can see it on the slow motion replay in the highlights. So I made a gif!

Handball-Theeraton

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Muangthong now prepare for a trip down the highway, visiting Bangkok Glass on Saturday the 28th.

Highlights:

Preview: Muangthong United vs. Buriram United

Thai Premier League – Match 2

Kick-off at SCG Stadium on Saturday, Feburary 21st at 19:00. (Live on Truesport HD2)

SCG Muangthong United will play their first home game of the season against rivals Buriram United on Saturday evening. The defending champions previously defeated Thai Port in Buriram by a scoreline of 2-0. The Port Lions had a fair share of chances throughout the evening, yet failed to capitalize. Buriram will look to record their 10th win against MTU across all competitions.

Muangthong come to this match off of a 0-1 away win against Nakhon Ratchasima. The Krilins looked good against Korat last Sunday, and they will be seeking their first win against Buriram in 17 attempts. These two sides have played 11 games against each other where the final score was 0-1 or 0-0, so it could be a tense evening at SCG Stadium.

Previous Fixtures:

Toyota League Cup 2014: Leg 1: BRU 0-0 MTU Leg 2: MTU 0-1 BRU

TPL 2014: MTU 0-1 BRUBRU 0-0 MTU

Kor Royal Cup 2014: BRU 1-0 MTU

Thai FA Cup 2013: MTU 0-1 BRU

TPL 2013: MTU 1-2 BRUBRU 1-1 MTU

Kor Royal Cup 2013: MTU 0-2 BRU

TPL 2012: MTU 1-1 BRUBRU 1-1 MTU

Thai F.A. Cup 2011: MTU 0-1 BR (a.e.t.)

TPL 2011: MTU 0-0 BRBR 1-0 MTU

TPL 2010: MTU 0-0 BR, BR 1-0 MTU

Head-to-head: W: 0 / L: 9 / D: 7

League Rank:

Muangthong United: 6th – 3 points (1 game played)

Buriram United: 2nd – 3 points (1 game played)

Current Form:

Muangthong United: W

– Last Match: Nakhon Ratchasima 0-1 Muangthong United

Buriram United: W

– Last Match: Buriram United 2-0 Thai Port  (Highlights)

Nakhon Ratchasima 0-1 Muangthong United

Thai Premier League – Match 1

Nakhonratchasima_fc vs. MTUTD

Goals: [MTU] Sarach (51′)

SCG Muangthong United kicked off the 2015 Thai Premier League with an away win in Nakhon Ratchasima. Sarach Yooyen, who spent the 2013 season on loan to Swat Cat, scored the lone goal of the evening against his former club. Muangthong United looked to have improved their heading, and there were a number quick passing sequences on display. Also MTU had some great close chances saved or blocked at the goal line in a great team effort from Korat. Play seemed to slow down toward the end of the game, and the patient, possession-oriented passing that was the hallmark of the first half gave way to rushed clearances as the match neared full time. However, it was an exciting game and MTU seem to have come back from the offseason stronger and with focus.

Muangthong now turn to focus on their home opener against defending champions Buriram United on Saturday.

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