Thailand, who are in Group E of the Hangzhou Asian Games with Hwang Sunghong-ho, were held to a dramatic 1-1 draw by Bahrain in their first match of the tournament. Thailand drew 1-1 with Bahrain in their first Group E match at the Hangzhou Asian Games at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang, China on Monday afternoon. With South Korea, Thailand, Kuwait and Bahrain the favorites to win their third consecutive title, the rest of the group is expected to fight for second place .In the first game of Group E, Thailand and Bahrain shared one point apiece .Bahrain took the early lead in the 42nd minute when striker Hussain Abdulaziz opened the scoring. Wearing the No. 9 shirt and playing as a frontline striker, Abdulaziz rattled the Thai net in the 42nd minute with a focused effort. Taking advantage of the opposition defense’s failure to clear the ball out of the penalty area, Abdulaziz played a penetrating pass to Abdullah Alsubaei, who found space behind the left flank. When his follow-up shot was saved by the keeper, Abdulaziz charged back into the box and calmly slotted home .It was midfielder Purachet Tosanit who secured a valuable point for Thailand, who were frustrated by their inability to find an additional goal before the end of the match. With 10 minutes of second-half stoppage time, five minutes after the final whistle, Tosanit unleashed a thunderous left-footed strike from inside the penalty box that found the top corner of the opposite post. Following the match, Hwang Sun-hong’s men’s soccer team will kick off the Hangzhou Asian Games with a 스포츠토토 match against Kuwait at 8:30 p.m. KST.