Azkals beat Global FC in friendly ahead of Peace Cup
Azkals' Misagh Bahadoran (C) is challenged by Global FC's defense during their friendly at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.com
MANILA – The Philippine national football team defeated Global FC, 3-1, Wednesday at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in a friendly match ahead of their campaign in the Philippine Peace Cup.
Phil Younghusband scored the opener at the 24th minute off a pass from Nate Burkey, allowing the Azkals to enter halftime with a 1-0 lead against the UFL giants.
Carli De Murga, who was substituted in at the start of the second half, made it 2-0 for the Azkals in the 63rd minute.
Patrick Reichelt put the Azkals on top 3-0 in the 77th minute via a penalty after he was brought down by the Global goalkeeper inside the box.
Global pulled one back in the 82nd minute thanks to a goal from Mark Winhoffer.
The match helped the Azkals prepare for their title retention campaign in the Peace Cup, which starts on September 3 with the Philippines taking on Chinese-Taipei.