PH Azkals blanks Guam in Asian Cup qualifying

Philippine Azkals in the locker room before the game against Guam. AZKALS PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines beat Guam 3-0 to consolidate their third place in Group A of the joint FIFA World Cup and Asian Cup qualifiers on Friday night at Sharjah Stadium in the United Arab Emirates .

Angel Guirado gave the Azkals an early lead, scoring Oliver Bias’ pass in the 12th minute.

The Azkals then took a 2-0 lead with a home goal from Guam defender Marcus Lopez in the 60th minute.

Mark Hartmann then converted from a free kick opportunity in the 88th minute to put the game to bed.

FULL-TIME: Three dots and a clean sheet – the job is done! 💪👌- # OneBlood #OneDestiny #Pilipinas #ManokNgBayan

posted by The Azkals at Friday 11 June 2021

The Philippines now have 10 points in Group A with a 3-1-3 (win-draw-loss) card behind second-place China who have 13 points on a 4-1-1 record.

A later victory for China over the Maldives would give the Philippines a place in the third round of the Asian Cup qualifiers.

the Azkals lost to China 2-0 Tuesday.

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