Global FC Seeks revenge against Yadanarbon
Santino Honasan on Apr 14, 2015 11:03 PM
Coach Dan Padernal and Mark Hartmann will try to steer Global FC into their first AFC Cup win
Following a rough first leg of the AFC Cup Group Stages that saw them suffer two losses and manage a draw in three games, Global FC has a chance to get back on track a rematch with Myanmar’s Yadanarbon FC this Wednesday, April 15.
The last time that these two squads crossed paths was barely a month ago, when Yadanarbon downed Global, 2-0, in Myanmar.
This time however, it will be “The People’s Club” who will have the home-field advantage as they tussle in the newly constructed Philippine Arena in Bulacan.
Mark Hartmann: I'm looking forward to play our first game at the Philippine Stadium. All of us are.— Global FC (@GlobalFC_PH) April 14, 2015
Another edge that the UFL champions will have going into this rematch is that this time, they will have all their pieces together. In their first encounter, Global FC was missing the services of Misagh Bahadoran and Ray Jonsson, while goalie Patrick Deyto was also being bothered by injuries. Aside from that, defender Amani Aguinaldo was relegated to the sidelines after being sent off due to two yellow cards during their prior matchup against Pahang FA.
#GlobalSaAFC Leigh Manson: Players are very motivated. First time we're not struggling with injuries.— Global FC (@GlobalFC_PH) April 14, 2015
#GlobalSaAFC Manson: No excuses for us. We're hoping for a good game tomorrow.— Global FC (@GlobalFC_PH) April 14, 2015
Global FC will be kicking off the second leg of the Group Stages at the bottom of Group H with one point. Just above them in the standings is Yadanarbon with a win and two losses for three points. South China still rules the group with three wins and nine points, while Pahang FA is at second with a win, a draw, and a loss for four points.
Global FC vs Yadanarbon FC kicks off at 8:00 pm. You can catch the action LIVE on ABS-CBN Sports + Action Channel 23, coverage starts at 7:45 pm.