Global Cebu downs Yangon


RUFO Sanchez con­verted a penalty as Global Cebu FC de­feated group leader Yangon United of Myan­mar, 2-1, in Group G of the ASEAN Zone of the 2018 Asian Foot­ball Con­fed­er­a­tion (AFC) Cup last night at the Rizal Memo­rial Sta­dium in Metro Manila.

Just when it seemed that Global Cebu would have to set­tle for a draw, Kekere Moukailou fouled Sanchez in the penalty area in the 4th minute of the six-minute added time in the sec­ond half to be awarded a penalty kick.

Global Cebu drew first blood in the 79th minute via a header by Dar­ryl Roberts, who picked up a cross from Do­minic del Rosario.

A last minute goal at the 90th from Lwin Maung Maung al­lowed Yangon United to level the match at 1all.

De­spite the win, the home team con­tin­ues to lan­guish at the bot­tom of Group G with a 1-1-2 win-draw-loss record.

But chances are no longer slim for Global Cebu with still two matches re­main­ing in the group stage.

Yangon United con­tin­ues to en­joy the top spot with 9 points off a 3-0-1 card, four points clear of Bali United, which oc­cu­pies the sec­ond spot.

Only the win­ners and the best run­ner-up will ad­vance to the Zonal semi­fi­nals in this league.

Global Cebu hopes to con­tinue its win­ning ways when it faces FLC Than Hoa of Viet­nam on April 11 still at the Rizal Memo­rial Sta­dium.

FLC Than Hoa has the same stand­ing with Global Cebu but takes the third spot with its goal dif­fer­ence of -2. Global Cebu has a GD of -3.

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