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Global seeks upset over crack HK side Wednesday night

By: - Reporter / @cedelfptINQ
/ 12:32 AM April 29, 2015

HONG KONG—Riding high on a three-match winning streak in all competitions, United Football League champion Global seeks a king-size upset against Hong Kong powerhouse South China Wednesday night in their AFC Cup Group G clash here.

Running third with four points from four matches, the Filipino side is hard-pressed to pick up points in the 8 p.m. showdown at Mongkok Stadium.

Level on points but behind on goal difference to Malaysia’s Pahang, coach Leigh Manson’s charges can put themselves in a good position to qualify for the next round if they get at least a draw against a team that beat them, 6-1, two months ago at Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.

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“I think we need to take something out of this game with one or three points to make the final group game [against Pahang] a winner-take-all game,” said Manson.

South China had clinched a knockout stage spot after winning all its four games so far.

Global stunned Ceres, 2-0, in the United Football League, before nailing a historic 4-1 win over Burma’s (Myanmar) Yadanarbon two weeks ago at Philippine Stadium.

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