PH Azkals blank Singapore Lions, 2-0

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PH Azkals. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine men’s football squad, more superior on the attack, blanked Singapore Lions, 2-0, in a friendly match Friday night in Jurong West Stadium in Singapore.

It was the first time the Azkals defeated the Lions, having met them 10 times in the past two decades – with the Philippines losing eight times and settling for one draw.

Striker Phil Younghusband doubled the Philippines lead early in the second half after skipper Chieffy Caligdong put the Azkals in the scoreboard early with an opening goal.

Stephan Schrock, who only joined the Philippines Thursday, fresh off his stint in Bundesliga, made his presence felt big time for the Azkals, assisting in both the goals.

Younghusband, who has sent several shots wide dating back to the Azkals’ match versus Cambodia, finally pulled one back in the 48th minute.

Caligdong found the back of the net at the eighth minute, giving the Azkals an early edge after settling for a scoreless draw against Cambodia.

The Azkals are on a three-country Southeast Asian tour as a part of their build-up for the AFF Suzuki Cup.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IRQJL2B5MRJVVYRZIUTODKQZ7E Marc

    Congratulations Azkals on a game well-played! Sana magtuloy-tuloy na ito!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OGBVBXOJRJIZ5GUXXHYBI3D6IM Joey

    A friendly match but they call HISTORICAL WIN?  Common Azkals!  Raise your mindset!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1288616764 Nielsen Dy

      historical dahil unang panalo. wag ignorante

    • ealicer

      Lol! in football national team matches there’s no such thing as friendly match because the nations pride is always at stake. This match also has bearing on the FIFA standing and this is the first time that the Philippines has beaten Singapore in their home country. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6RBGXCSPYTOEUJSROHHZ2IDVEY John

      Winning against a team you only beat once in 40 years IS HISTORICAL.  Common Joey! Raise your IQ!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ATLQFY2LD2G5GEFKCLET5SVFAM Larry

    Go AZKALS Go!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Gerona/1385084187 Jason Gerona

    ohhh, saan na yung nag sabi na kailan pa tatangalin si Caligdong sa Azkals lineup? bleee, kinain mo sinabi mo no? the only pure pinoy on the starters lineup yan. dapat tangkilikin ang sariling atin. 

    at ang presensiya ni caligdong ang dahilan kung bakit andaming pinoy ngayun ang gustong maglaro nang football. As of right now this man is pinoys source of inspiration in football, para mo malaman.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mark.santos.50309 Jack De Martilyo

      lol. if you really watch football, si caligdong ang pinaka pangit ang performance. granted na naka goal siya, kung mapapansin mo tsamba lang yung goal niya. he has very poor football IQ. hindi niya alam pano ang attacking movement ng team. as usual, lumabas nanaman pagka bwakaw. 

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