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June 22, 2018

Yangon United trounces Global Cebu in 2018 AFC tourney

Yangon’s star player Mg Mg Lwin poised to kick the ball in yesterday’s AFC Group G match against Global Cebu FC at Thuwunna Stadium. Photo:YUFC
Yangon’s star player Mg Mg Lwin poised to kick the ball in yesterday’s AFC Group G match against Global Cebu FC at Thuwunna Stadium. Photo:YUFC

Yangon United won its third match in a row in their AFC Cup 2018 (Group-G) play with a convincing 3-0 win over Global Cebu with goals by Mg Mg Lwin and Sekou Sylla at Thuwunna Stadium inYangon yesterday.
In the early minutes of the match, Global Cebu, a team from the Philippines, put pressure on Yangon, who responded with a stable defending style and an attack of their own.
At the 23-minute mark, Yangon’s Sylla attempted to score, but his kick was over the net. In extra time, Yangon United earned a foul ball and Mg Mg Lwin kicked a nice shot into the net from 18 yards out. The first half ended with Yangon United leading 1-0.
In the second half, Yangon again went on the offensive. The second goal of the match was scored by Sylla at 47 minutes when he headed the ball into the net with an assist from Mg Mg Lwin.
A few minutes after the goal, there was another great chance for Yangon.
At the 57-minute mark, Sylla shot the ball from nearly midfield,a distance of nearly 18 yards. The ball entered the net past the right side of the opponents’ goalie.
Yangon United defender Thein Zaw received a red card for aggressive play in the late minutes of the second half. Soon after, Marco Casambre from Global Cebu also received a red card for agressive play. From then on, the match was played with 10 players on each side.
Yangon United now tops Group G with 9 points from 3 wins and no losses.
On 13 March, Yangon will play against Global Cebu, this time on their home field in the Philippines.

Kyaw Zin Lin

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