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Do or die now for Cebu ahead of their rematch with Yangon

Cebu and Yangon are ready for their AFC Cup return fixture for tomorrow. Global Cebu FC
By Kevin Estrada

MANILA -- With the backs against the wall after only having a point in their first three tiffs, Global Cebu knew that Tuesday's rematch with Yangon United is a must win for them if they wish to play for a place in the knockout stage of the AFC Cup.

With the looming possibility of a group stage exit for the first time since 2015, manager Marjo Allado only has one thing in his mind in the match that will kick off at 7:30 in the evening.

"We cannot afford to drop points to stay in the competition. So the focus is to win the game tomorrow at home," he said as he met the press, with his sights set on avenging last week's setback to the unbeaten group G leaders.

Being the leader of the pack, skipper Patrick Deyto insist that the fight is not yet over for the Queen City side.

"We're at the bottom of the table, so you could imagine our desperation. We really need to get the three points no matter what," he added, noting that they will not go down quietly into the night.

With the suspension of Marco Casambre, Allado has replacements ready at their disposal when they seek their first three points of their Asian campaign at the confines of the familiar Rizal turf.

"The players were hungry for the three points," Allado concluded, in which they welcomed Paolo Salenga and Paul Mulders in their fold after sitting out last week in the hot Burmese capital.

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