Global Cebu inching closer to AFC Cup KO stage, sweeps Magwe on a second half fightback

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Daryl Roberts' brace put Global Cebu in the cusp of the AFC Cup knockout stage with a comeback win over Magwe. (file photo)
By Kevin Estrada

MANILA -- Reigning Philippine champions Global Cebu have put one foot into the AFC Cup knockout stage after coming from a goal down to sweep Magwe in a hot Yangon afternoon today (early evening Manila time).

After being behind against the run of play in the 38th minute thru Kyaw Naing Naing, the Queen City outfit went on a rampaging second half en route to retain their Group F leadership with a 4-2 win in their penultimate group stage tie, despite Johor Darul Ta'zim recording a comfortable 3-0 win away at already eliminated Boeung Ket Angkor later in the evening.

Toshiaki Imai's men went on a twenty-minute scoring spree to complete the double on the Aung San Shield holders that inched them closer to the ASEAN semifinal round, with Trinidadian forward Daryl Roberts bagging a quickfire brace on both feet to put the game away for their fourth win.

After Hikaru Minegishi equalized in the 71th minute, Roberts' left boot from a Minegishi feed shove them ahead in the 81st minute, then put the result beyond doubt just two minutes later with his right foot.

Shu Sasaki then made it 4-1 Global a minute before full time before Nai Ling Tun pulled the consolation in the fourth added minute of full time.

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