Wed. Oct 4th, 2023

Kaya-Iloilo vs Shandong Taishan within the AFC Champions League. –AFC PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–Kaya-Iloilo absorbed a 3-1 defeat by the hands of Chinese language membership Shandong Taishan on Tuesday at Rizal Memorial Stadium, spoiling the first-ever Asian Soccer Confederation (AFC) Champions League match performed within the nation.

The Philippines Soccer League champions couldn’t maintain their type that stored the sport scoreless because the guests finally took the lead on a penalty by Moises previous the hour mark and a Mathues Pato’s empty-netter within the 71st minute.

Jarvey Gayoso’s aim within the 79th after beating goalkeeper Han Rongze gave Kaya a lifeline, however Crysan’s aim in stoppage time quashed any hopes of the house facet salvaging a draw.

It was a disappointing setback for Kaya, again within the highest degree of Asian membership soccer after its maiden marketing campaign in 2021 underneath a bubble setup in Thailand.

However Kaya has now misplaced all seven Champions League matches, and an elusive first level is predicted to be a tough one with Japan’s Yokohama F. Marinos and South Korea’s Incheon United additionally in Group G.

Kaya will journey to Incheon for its subsequent ACL match on Oct. 4 at Sungui Area Park.

Greater than 1,700 followers, half of which supporting the runner-up of final season’s Chinese language Tremendous League, got here to look at the primary of three consecutive continental membership tournaments slated on dwelling soil.

Stallion-Laguna battles Indonesia’s Bali United in Binan on Wednesday whereas Dynamic Herb-Cebu faces Cambodia’s Phnom Penh Crown at Rizal Memorial the subsequent day for the opening matches of the AFC Cup.

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