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Tampines Rovers beaten 3-2 at home by Vietnamese club in AFC Cup opener

Published on Mar 6, 2013 10:31 PM
 
Tampines Rovers' Aleksandar Duric (centre) scores the second goal as Saigon Xuan Thanh's Le Hai Anh (right) and Phan Luu The Son defend during their AFC Cup match at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. For the second year running in the AFC Cup, Tampines Rovers lost their opening fixture on Wednesday. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

THEY may be king in the S-League but just cannot lord it over other teams in Asia.

For the second year running in the AFC Cup, Tampines Rovers lost their opening fixture last night.

Vietnam's Saigon Xuan Thanh, who face match-fixing allegations back home, were the deserved 3-2 victors in the Group H clash at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

As for the S-League champions, similar dismal displays will surely see them booted out at the group phase like last season, when they won just one of their six matches.

 
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