Southeast Asia Thailand

Leo Preseason Cup Reaches Quarter Final Round

The four remaining Thai sides are set to take on a set of foreign guests in the quarter-final round of the 2019 Leo Cup, the nation’s most prestigious pre-season tournament.

Hanoi FC, Tampines Rovers, Phnom Penh Crown, and Lao Toyota are the four foreign sides entering the tournament to take on the remaining local contingent in the first international version of the competition.

The next round kicks off in Korat on Saturday as Nakhon Ratchasima take on Cambodian side Phnom Penh Crown. The Swatcats have already seen off Nongbua Pitchaya and heavy-hitters Port FC. The day’s second match sees Chiangrai United host Tampines Rovers of Singapore, after edging Udon Thani FC 5-4 on penalties after a goalless match.

Muangthong United won their first game under the reign of new coach Pairoj Borwonwanadilok in the previous round, edging Samut Sakhon FC despite having a numerical disadvantage after an early sending off. They will face Vietnamese Champions Hanoi FC, who see this trip to Thailand as preparation for their upcoming game against Bangkok United in the AFC Champions League qualifiers.

Lastly, second division side Rayong FC saw off T1 side Prachuap with an emphatic 5-1 victory in the last round, making them the last T2 side left in the competition. They will take on Lao Toyota in the last quarter-final tie.