Calcutta: Busan’s Sun Moon FC had promised to play entertaining football after their arrival here.
They did play good football, but probably forgot how to do the most important thing, which is to score goals. On Tuesday, they played out a barren draw against 10-man Geylang International, at the near-empty Salt Lake Stadium and bowed out of the IFA Shield without recording a single win.
The Korean side could have scored at least six goals, but their strikers just did not know how to convert the chances. Geylang now have one point from two matches and will need a win against United SC to make the semi-finals. United SC, on the other hand, will need just a draw to reach the last four.
Sun Moon FC began brilliantly, doing a lot of running and creating havoc in the Geylang defence. And then after half-time came in Sim Jinui — the star of the team.
But rival goalkeeper and Man of the Match — Mohammed Siddiq — saved everything the Koreans threw at him. Geylang were a man short for the last seven minutes after Mohammed Wyldan got the marching orders after being booked for the second time in the match.
Geylang International: Mohammed Siddiq, Hamqaamal Shah (Mushaqim bin Mansur 70), Kento Fukuda, Jalal, Leonel Ezequiel Felice, Franco Axel Chivilo (Yuki Ichikawa 74), Mohammed Wyldan, Kwok Fabian, Mohammed Hafiz (Sathiraj 85), Shah Hirul bin Mohammed Yusof, Mohammed Ridhuan.
Busan Sun Moon: Lee Insoo, Lee Jeong, Lee Yunsang (Kimjong Gug 46), Song Ingyo, Kang Seong, Yun Hyeong Seop, Yeon Jeun, Kang Yunho, Lee Kwangmin (Jeon Chol Wan 73), Gim Daehun, Lee Sanghun (Sim Jinui 46).
Referee: Subrata Burman
MoM: Mohammed Siddiq.