Phnom Penh Crown held to a disappointing 2-2 draw by the defending champions
August 10, 2019 - 8:31 PM | Article by Sophak
Phnom Penh Crown played out a 2-2 draw with Naga World at the Smart RSN Stadium in the Cambodian League tonight. The home side were left disappointed as the defending champions forced a draw to take an away point.
Mustafa Zazai opened the scoring to put Phnom Penh Crown in front with a powerful low effort after he picked up the ball from the rebound as Shane Booysen’s early strike was pulled away by Naga World goalkeeper Sou Yaty.
One minute later, Paulo Victor was close to double the Red Singha advantage, but the Brazilian’s thunderous strike from distance was denied by the cross bar before Naga World midfielder Sos Suhana tried a long range effort that went wide.
The match looked more exciting at the last minutes before the half-time break as both sides played a thrilling attacking football through their counter attack. Two late headers from Shane Booysen and Sok Sovan were denied before goalkeeper Saveng Samnang produced a good save from Naga World forward Atuheire Kipson’s low effort.
Esoh Omogba drew level for Naga World just four minutes into the second half, but six minutes later Shane Booysen restored Phnom Penh Crown’s lead with a lovely low effort that gave Sou Yaty no chance to save.
Atuheire Kipson made a nice turn inside Phnom Penh Crown’s penalty box before his quick shot went wide; meanwhile, Mustafa Zazai headed wide from Va Sokthorn’s cross.
Naga World equalized for the second time, with the goal coming through Kouch Dani, who dribbled past Saveng Samnang and kicked the ball into the net.
Dzarma Bata fired a low effort that was required Sou Yaty to pull the ball away before the Naga World goalkeeper made another save from Paulo Victor’s low strike to help Naga World snatch a point from a 2-2 draw.