Defending Thai League champions Buriram United have begun their season with 3-1 victory over Chiangrai in the 2019 Champions Cup.

Events during recent transfer window have surely increased the pressure on Buriram. With Diogo’s departure and the recent spending spree by challengers Bangkok United, the defending champions needed to send strong message to the rest of the League.Under these conditions, conceding in the opening minute seemed to hint at complete capitulation. However, the side fought back in the composed, clinical and decisive manner which they have become famous for under Bandovic’s coaching.

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