MANILA, Philippines–Dynamic Herb Cebu was likewise given a impolite welcome within the Asian Soccer Confederation (AFC) Cup after being blanked by visiting Cambodian facet Phnom Penh Crown, 3-0, on Thursday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.
The defeat which got here after conceding the opener earlier than the break and two extra within the second half left all three golf equipment from the Philippines Soccer League with setbacks to start their continental campaigns at residence.
Shintaro Shimizu broke the ice shortly earlier than the primary half stoppage earlier than objectives from Orn Chanpolin and Andres Nieto within the 54th and 83rd added extra distress to the Light Giants within the greatest match at this level of their younger membership historical past.
Cebu’s loss wrapped up three straight days of Asian membership soccer within the nation.
Kaya-Iloilo absorbed a 3-1 defeat by the hands of Chinese language Tremendous League facet Shandong Taishan within the AFC Champions League on Tuesday.
Stallion-Laguna’s AFC Cup debut additionally led to disappointment after dropping 5-2 to Indonesia’s Bali United at Binan Soccer Stadium.
All three groups will shift their focus again on the Copa Paulino Alcantara the place all progressed into the knockout stage.
Cebu’s subsequent AFC Cup match is on Oct. 5 in Sydney, Australia towards MacArthur FC.
The Light Giants had been in place to place the rugged match scoreless till intermission however Shimizu struck for Phnom Penh by scoring previous goalkeeper Ace Villanueva and a few defenders within the forty second.
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