PH AZKALS BOW TO TAIWAN, 2-3, IN ‘FRIENDLY’ SOCCER MATCH AT RMS
IN THEIR friendly match at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila on a rainy Monday evening, June 19, the Philippine Azkals suffered a late goal and were defeated by Taiwan with a score of 2-3.
IN THEIR friendly match at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila on a rainy Monday evening, June 19, the Philippine Azkals suffered a late goal and were defeated by Taiwan with a score of 2-3
It was in the 90th minute when Lin Ming-Wei sealed the victory for Taiwan by scoring a rebound goal, much to the disappointment of the home crowd.
Taiwan took an early lead as Wu Yen-shu found the back of the net in the second minute of the match, leaving the Azkals trailing. However, eleven minutes later, Mike Ott equalized for the Philippines with a successful penalty kick after being fouled inside the box by Wang Ruei.
In the 39th minute, Patrick Reichelt put the Azkals ahead, scoring a goal and bringing the score to 2-1 in favor of the Philippines. Nevertheless, Taiwan quickly responded, leveling the match at 2-2 with a goal from Yu Yao-hsing in the 58th minute.
The remaining time saw both teams unable to convert their chances, but Taiwan’s Lin emerged as the hero with a decisive goal in the 90th minute. Despite four minutes of added time, the Azkals couldn’t find an equalizer.
With this result, the Philippine team concluded their two friendlies with a record of 1 win and 1 loss. They secured a 1-0 victory over Nepal in their previous match, held on the preceding Thursday.