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MANILA, Philippines – UFL League champs bowed to Hong Kong side South China AA, 1-6, in their opening match in the group stage of the AFC Cup at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium on Wednesday, February 25.
The visiting club shocked the home crowd immediately after the opening whistle as Daniel McBreen took the lid off of Global’s goal during the 2nd minute.
Another blow was given to the UFL champs when McBreen hit his mark for the second time off a rebound deep inside the box.
After suffering two early blows, Global FC tried to retaliate on the other side care off Misagh Bahadoran but his shot from beyond the box did not connect.
A few minutes before the half, a second rebound goal went pass Global’s shot stopper Patrick Deyto, this time by Lo Kong Wai.
Chan Wai Ho further extended the lead of the Hong Kong-based club to 4-0 as his free kick found the back of the net in the 49th minute.
Problems continued to pile up for Global as Awal Mahama sank two consecutive goals in the 66th and 75th minutes.
The 1,300 Filipino fans present in the country’s national football stadium erupted when Michael Jonsson slipped past the pesky defense of South China to tally the only goal for the local side. – Rappler.com