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SEA Games: Azkals U-23 blank Timor Leste to kick off campaign

/ 07:45 PM May 06, 2022
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MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine men’s football under-23 team dominated Timor Leste, 4-0, to kick off its 31st Southeast Asian Games campaign on a high note on Friday at Viet Tri Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Four different scorers rose to the occasion for the Azkals U-23 with veteran Stephan Schrock assisting the first two goals.

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Christian Rontini opened the scoring with a header off Schrock’s free kick for a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute and maintained the advantage at halftime.

Dennis Chung doubled the lead in the 56th minute from Schrock’s assist.

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Jovin Bedic also joined the scoring party, beating Timor Leste’s backline for Azkals U-23 third goal in the 78th minute.

Oskari Kekkonen capped the win with a fourth goal two minutes after Bedic’s goal.

The Philippines battles the SEA Games host Vietnam on Sunday.

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