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It's going to be a wild, wild ride for Buriram United
Just three games into 2016 and already Buriram have conceded 12 goals and scored five. A Buriram game is not for the faint-hearted.
The 6-0 loss to FC Seoul in the opening game of the Asian FC Champions League was, said owner Newin Chidchob, the most painful defeat he has felt in football.
The next 3-0 loss at Shandong Luneng saw a better performance from the Thailand club but it was still a comprehensive defeat nonetheless.
What happened next was worse.
Diogo had scored 45 goals in 2015, of which 33 came in the league. But a shoulder injury has robbed Buriram of their best striker for at least half a season.
That said, when you have a defender like Andres Tunez, then goals may not be a problem as the big centre-back helped himself to a hat-trick.
The first goal came via a towering header at the far post in a 5-3 win over Bangkok United. The second was a coolly-taken penalty before the Venezuelan completed the feat by heading home at the near post.
It's great to see defenders scoring goals but a bit more focus on defence may be wise.
While the goals could keep coming, conceding an average of four goals per game is not ideal at all. Coach Alexandre Gama has work to do all right.