Azkals fall to Tajikistan in Bangabandhu Gold Cup Semis

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 09, 2018 07:39 PM
Azkals fall to Tajikistan in Bangabandhu Gold Cup Semis
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The Philippine Azkals fell to Tajikistan, 2-0, Tuesday evening in the semifinals of the 2018 Bangabandhu Gold Cup in Bangladesh.

Komron Tursunov struck early for Tajikistan, scoring in the 32nd minute after putting the pressure on the young Azkals' defense. 

Things didn't get any better for the Azkals in the second half, as Akhtam Nazarov shut the door on any chances at an equalizer with a 96th minute strike to double the Tajik lead and ultimately seal the win. 

The Azkals bow out of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup after topping Group B in the group stage, going unbeaten in two matches. 

The Azkals now turn their focus on the upcoming AFF Suzuki Cup, which kicks off in late November. 

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