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Global bludgeoned by South China in AFC Cup debut

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--South China gave Global a rude welcome to the AFC Cup with a 6-1 beating at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

Daniel McBreen opened the scoring with a brace in the second and in the 27 minutes, while Lo Wong-Kai scored just before halftime by taking advantage of a wrong move by Patrick Deyto.

Chan Wai-Ho continued South China's onslaught as he started the second half by converting a free kick before Mahama Awal capped the Hong Kong-based club's scoring with a brace of his own.

Mike Jonsson gave the Philippine side an 87th minute goal, which turned out to be a breakthrough as Global embarks on its first stint in the continental club football tournament.

In other AFC Cup actions, Persib Bandung whipped New Radiant, 4-1, Beijing stunned Brisbane, 1-0, Pahang subdued Yadanarbon, 3-2, Western Sydney defeated Kashima, 3-1, Suwon beat Urama, 2-1, Guangzhou won over Seoul, 1-0, and Lao drew with Ayeyawady, 2-all.