Filipinas outclass Malaysia to stay as Group A's topnotcher

Filipinas outclass Malaysia to stay as Group A's topnotcher

 

Sara Eggesvik scored two goals already this tournament | PFF

By: Gil Moriones

MANILA - The Filipinas showed their superiority against the lower-rank Malaysia pulling another win for the host country after convincing 4-0 victory in the continuing AFF Women's Championship in the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium, Friday night. 

The Harimau Malaya just limited the power presence of the World Cup debuntant after showing some respect that manifested to their defensive efforts led by their goalkeeper Nurul Azurin Manzian. 

After 30-minute drought, Sara Eggesvik contributed for the Filipinas as she converted her long range effort of which the ball went in overlapped to the goal line. Manzian stopped the roll but the ball already went through the goal mouth after she secured it. 

After all drama happened in the 32nd minute, Manzian complained to the referee but became useless cause for the Norwegian-born midfielder to register her second goal of this tiff. 

Two minutes before heading to the dugout, Katrina Guillou joined to the scoring party for the Philippines on her perfect response as she volleyed back the saved shot by captain Tahnai Annis from the beautiful feed by Eva Madarang at the 43rd minute. 

Eggesvik's highlight was not yet over as she found Quinley Quezada to perfectly headed the ball left Manzian stunned to save it, to triple their lead, 3-0, at the 49th minute. 

Then, Anicka Castaneda seal the deal for the home team as she headed like a bullet to quadruple their score, 4-0, at the 72th minute.

Currently, the Philippines is still on top possessing nine points with spotless 12 goal differences. Thailand is now second on the group after they rout Singapore, 3-0 despite Australia U23's winning against Indonesia, 4-0, due to goal difference. 

With one win away for the semifinals berth, the Filipinas will try to salvage perfect win against Indonesia this Sunday night. The 53rd rank already demolished the Indonesian side, 6-0, during the AFC Women's Asian Cup last January. 


  


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