Manang Marshyangdi Club played 1-1 draw against 10-man Minerva Punjab in AFC Cup 2019 group E at ANFA Complex, Satdobato on Wednesday.
The Indian side were forced to play with 10 men in the second half after losing Prateek Joshi to a red card just before the half-time whistle.
Manang Marshyangdi began the first half well as they starved Minerva of possession but the Indian side looked effective whenever they got a chance with the ball.
Samuel was particularly impressive in the wings early on. His first attempt was thwarted by a diving tackle from Bishal Rai in the wings but in the eighth minute, he produced an impressive long range effort that came off the bar.
Thoiba Singh scored the opener in the 39th minute. Saheed Azeez equalized the score in the 81st minute.
Minerva will next be seen in action against Chennaiyin FC on Matchday Five while Manang Marshyangdi will play Dhaka Abahani.
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