BIENVENIDO Marañon scored a hat trick as Ceres Negros FC picked up its second win with a 3-1 victory over Becamex Binh Duong in the 2019 AFC Cup on Tuesday night at the Go Dau Stadium in Thu Dau Mot, Vietnam.
Marañon’s efforts put Ceres on top of Group G with six points following the away victory.
Marañon broke a 1-1 deadlock with a goal in the 74th minute before following it up four minutes later for a two-goal lead.
Marañon opened scoring in the 26th minute but the Vietnamese side equalized in the 72nd on goal by Wander Luiz.
But the home side quickly conceded the goal to give the Negrense booters the upper hand.
Becamex is in third place in Group G with one point with Persija Jakarta in second place with four points. Shan United is in fourth as the Myanmar side is still winless.
Ceres will take on Persija Jakarta on matchday three on April 3 at the Pana-ad Stadium in Bacolod City.
Meanwhile, Kaya FC Iloilo resumes its AFC Cup campaign against Home United FC on Wednesday, 3 p.m. at the Pana-ad Stadium in Bacolod City.
Kaya drew with Lao Toyota FC, 1-1, in its first match last February 27.