IN one of the Week-8 matches of MPT Myanmar National League 2018, Zwekapin United played against Sagaing United at Aung San Stadium in Yangon yesterday evening.
Zwekapin beat Sagaing by a score of 3-2, with back and forth goals from each team.
Zwekapin United lined up with Keeper Naing Zayar Tun, Doe Sackie Teah, Phyo Maung Maung Swe, Thet Lwin Win, Zin Min Tun, Anderson, Matsumoto, Nyi Nyi Tun, Than Htet Aung and Sai Min Tun.
Sagaing United lined up with Golie Ye Phyo Aung Thiha Thu, Wai Phyo Thu, Thet Naung Htwe, Maduabuchukwu Samuel, Zaw Zin Oo, Kyaw Swar Min, Myo Min Phyo, Barnabas Friday, Myo Thu Win and Mandjombe.
Although Zwekapin forced the play in the early minutes, they played very loosely. Sagaing Strikers had chances to score in the early minutes of the match as Zwekapin defenders seemed to be losing their concentration.
Sagaing got the opening goal at the 10 minute mark from youth player Thet Naung Htun. After paying a goal, Zwekapin came back in action with stable positioning and tackling.
Zwekapin could equalise at 31 minute. The equalising goal was scored by Sai Min Htun by a penalty shoot as the opponents team played roughly in the penalty area.
After two minute, Zwekapin also made their second and leading goal by taking a chance on Sagaing’s defense line that was in confusion.
At the 42 minute mark, Zwekapin made the third goal by its striker Paulo Cesar.
Zwekapin led Sagaing 3-1 in the first half.
Zwekapin changed to a defensive style with slow tempo in the other half. Sagaing was playing hard to regain their scores. At 78 minute, Sagaing got their came from behind or second goal.
The goal was scored with an away kick by Barnabas Friday. In the last minutes, both teams neither converted their chances into goals and the match was ended with 3-2 win for Zwekapin.