MANILA, Philippines - Global battled Green Archers United-Globe to a scoreless draw to move to solo second behind Loyola Meralco Sparks in the First Division of the United Football League at the Emperador Stadium Saturday night.
Goalkeepers Roland Sadia of Global and Patrick Deyto of GAU-Globe took the spotlight with the former saving a penalty and the latter making spectacular stops to salvage the standoff.
The draw pushed Global, a team managed by Phl Azkals team manager Dan Palami, to No. 2 with 16 points on five victories and a draw against a defeat while sent the Archers to No. 5 with seven points.
Loyola leads the league with 19 points.
Global appeared to have scored a goal but Misagh Bahadoran’s effort late in the first half was ruled out for the handball before the final touch.
GAU also had its share of chances with Gabriel Olowoyeye’s attempt on the second minute was saved by Global’s youtful defender Amani Aguinaldo and Jesse Martindale’s penalty misfired.