MANILA, Philippines–Dynamic Herb Cebu produced a landmark first victory within the Asian Soccer Confederation (AFC) Cup after edging out Myanmar’s Shan United, 1-0, on Thursday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Japanese footballer Ken Murayama had his shot hit Shan United goalkeeper Myo Min Latt earlier than going into the web within the twenty ninth minute that ultimately spelled the distinction for the Light Giants, who acquired the win after two harsh defeats on the continental entrance.
Murayama was initially awarded because the scorer, nevertheless it was later decided as an personal aim courtesy of the Burmese keeper.
Cebu’s triumph got here a couple of hours after Stallion-Laguna almost produced a win towards Malaysia’s Terengganu earlier than settling for a 2-2 draw.
The win was additionally maybe the most important for the Talisay Metropolis outfit since its entry to the top-level home scene in late 2021.
The Light Giants additionally erased the frustration of dropping the primary leg of its Copa Paulino Alcantara semis duel to non-Philippines Soccer League facet Davao Aguilas-College of Makati final weekend.
With three factors halfway into the continental marketing campaign, Cebu jumped to 3rd place in Group F behind chief Phnom Penh Crown of Cambodia and Macarthur FC of Australia.
Murayama rushed again on the left flank and fired a low shot regardless of being marked by a number of Shan United defenders and hit Min Latt, who couldn’t forestall the ball from going into his personal aim.
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