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Dominant Fire Bats shock poor Beetles

Sukhothai’s John Baggio, centre, in action against Chiang Rai United.

Sukhothai stunned champions Chiang Rai United in Thai League 1 last night.

John Baggio and Ibson Melo scored for the hosts, who moved up to fifth place.

Chiang Rai remain second on 23 points, six behind leaders BG Pathum United.

The match was moved forward because Chiang Rai have to play their remainng group games in the AFC Champions League in a ‘bubble’ in Qatar later this month.

Chiang Rai fielded two Brazilian strikers Bill Rosimar and Jakson Coelho but it was the Fire Bats who were sharper thanks to the partnership of Madagascar’s Baggio and Brazil’s Ibson.

Sukhothai dominated for long periods in the first half and deservedly went ahead in the 40th miniute with Baggio’s strike.

Bill and Jakson had a quiet night for the Beetles and…

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