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(HALFTIME) PHILIPPINES 1-0 BANGLADESH
(45:00) 1 minute stoppage time a JYH plays in Jonsson who wins a corner.
(41:00) Goal ARANETA 41st minute (Philippines 1 - 0 Bangladesh) Guirado with some nice play and the ball is loose. Araneta picks it up and fights hard His shot is deflected but it's in!! PHL 1-0
(39:00) Del Rosario's shot is deflected for a corner Chieffy takes and it swings in dangerously but he keeper collects. 39th minute and still 0-0
(36:00) james free kick good chance go......scarmble in the centre anton attempts but way side
(35:00) A rare loose pass from Aly gives Bangladesh a chance but he makes up for the mistake and tracks back to clear the danger. #Azkals fighting!
(34:00) #Azkals fighting hard for the ball and win a throw-in close to the Bangladesh area. Guirado's shot is blocked and Bangladesh look to counter
(33:00) Araneta threatens to break but flagged offside. 33rd min. 0-0
(32:00) With 32 minutes played Bangladesh have a throw-in on the right side of the #Azkals area. Phils clear but Barsales is muscled off the ball. still 0-0
(29:00) Loose ball nearly sends Bangladesh thru but Etheridge comes out quickly to clear the danger. Throw-in is wasted & #Azkals have a goal kick
(28:00) Lucena dispossessed but recovers ball from Zahid. 29th min.
(27:00) Long-range effort from Bangladesh flies wide. #Azkals with most of the possession and are looking dangerous. #Azkals
(25:00) Araneta well-marked cant get a touch on those crosses. Chieffy working overtime on the left flank 25th min
(23:00) long range strike from Angel easy save by Bang keeper. James earns foul for 25-yard free kick
(22:00) Great ball by James finds Chieffy with space to cross. His cross takes a deflection & spoons into the air but the Bangladeshi keeper catches
(21:00) Received by James with a header but Araneta didn`t receive
(18:00) Great knock from Borromeo finds Jonsson but his pass is loose and Bangladesh look to counter but are caught offside again.
(17:00) Chieffy eludes 2 defenders and delivers low shot from tight angle saved by Bang keeper. still 0-0 17th min
(16:00) free kick Bangladesh from 35 yards easily collected by Neil
(15:00) Bangladesh freekick is hit at goal but Etheridge takes the bounce well. Chieffy breaks but his cross goes loose as no-one is in the box.
(14:00) Great ball from Guirado to Chieffy. He lays it back to Jonsson whose cross is too close to the goal but curls dangerously close 15th min 0-0
(12:00) Zahid with a shot on goal. brilliant stop by Neil Etheridge 12th min 0-0
(11:00) Both the full-backs, Del Rosario & Jonsson, are bombing down the wings. Chieffy crosses again but it's headed away for a Bangladesh throw-in
(10:00) Philippines on top finding space and pushing the play. Bangladesh still looking for the counter-attack but Borromeo is keeping them at bay.
(09:00) header by Aly then header by james pass to center but bangladesh received
(07:00) Chieffy's floats in a great right-footed cross but the keeper touches it just beyond the reach of James YH. Still 0-0 into the 7th minute.
(04:00) Guirado with an early shot but straight into the keeper's hands. Bangladesh back to 11 players.
(03:00) Niel wearing black shorts and whtie top. steal by jason sabio ball philipines to chiefy to ian
(02:00) The Philippines showing their intent early on, pressing high trying to attack. Bangladeshi player stretchered off early receiving treatment.
(01:00) Phils ball rey throw in
(4:56pm) The Bangladesh keeper Mamun is as tall as Neil Etheridge (About 30 to 40 filipinos in the stadium, Azkals playing in carabao grass. field not as level as in Thuwana with a few humps. Aung San Stadium was built in 1930)
(4:55pm) Bangladesh flag & Phil flag now being brought out, national anthems being played, then game on
(4:50pm) Players come out on the pitch to a small but lively crowd; 10 minutes to kick off, sun came out its pretty hot
(4:45pm) additional motivation for team, Manager Dan Palami will give $1000 bonus to every team member if we win (but more than the bonus players really want to win, make history , go to challenge cup for the first time, big step up Phil football)
(4:43pm) Team sheet read out in the stadium as #Azkals go back to the dressing room for last words from Coach Weiss and Manager Palami.
(4:40pm) SUBS: Gener, Hinrichsen, S.Greatwich, Margarse, Sacapano, Espinosa & Tuason. Simon is available despite reports he is suspended. He is a sub.
note: Studio 23 will be airing PHILIPPINES VS PALESTINE on Tuesday, March 29, from 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM. (PHILIPPINES vs. BANGLADESH airing.. to be announced)
(4:13pm) Players on the field warming up, PHL blue, Bangladesh red and green top
(4:03pm) Heading to the stadium now anticipating a great game with both teams needing a win to guarantee qualification. Should be an exciting match!!
(4:02pm) We can expect Bangladesh to "park a bus "in front of the goal but the Azkals clearly will be all-out for goals from the very start.
(4:00pm) Just an hour before kick-off and tension is building. With nearly a full squad there is no excuse as the #Azkals need a win to qualify
(3:30pm) Jerry Lucena’s role today will be crucial in providing cover for the more attack-minded full-backs Del Rosario and Jonsson pushing for goal.
(3:10pm) Starting line-up from Manager Dan: Etheridge, Del Rosario, Borromeo, Sabio, Jonsson, Lucena, Younghusband, Caligdong, Guirado, Araneta, Barsales.