• 04/23/2019
  • 12:07 PM
League Online News


MANILA — The Philippine Azkals’ maiden campaign in the AFC Asian Cup came to an end on Wednesday night after bowing to Kyrgyzstan, 1-3, in Dubai.

Needing a win to bolster their bid for the playoffs, the Azkals found themselves in the “Vitalij Lux Show” as Lux put up a hat trick to doom them.

Lux scored the opening goal in the 24th minute, finding some space inside the penalty box.

Lux then made it 2-0 with a 50th minute strike while completing the three-goal showing with a 77th minute followup.

Stephan Schrock scored the consolation goal for the Azkals in the 80th minute.

The Azkals will leave the tournament winless after three games. (PNA)

Photo from Philippine Star

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