Riding high on AFC triumph, Ceres trips rival Global

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BACOLOD CITY—Ceres-Negros continued its fine form on Saturday, nipping fierce rival Global Cebu, 1-0, for a breakthrough victory in the 2017 Philippines Football League at Panaad Stadium here.In the battle of the last two league champions, an 82nd minute strike from leftback Jeffrey Christiaens propelled the Busmen to maximum points, while inflicting a first loss of the season on Global, which remained in second spot with seven points from four matches.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast “It’s not easy to play these kinds of games especially coming off a big match, but my players were very professional and I’m very happy with their performance,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic.Still riding high on their historic AFC Cup Asean zonal semifinal triumph, the Busmen kept the ball for long periods, but found Global goalkeeper Patrick Deyto a tough nut to crack in the match dubbed the “Visayas Clasico.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Global goalkeeper also denied Martin Steuble from long range in the first half, before keeping out Iain Ramsay’s close-range effort early in the second half.But Deyto could do little to prevent Christiaens from scoring the match winning goal. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast LATEST STORIES BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession cloudscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Set up by substitute Stephan Schrock, Christiaens fired home an excellent volley at the far post to the bottom corner, sparking celebrations in the stadium that had witnessed the Busmen upset Malaysian champions Johor Darul Ta’zim in the AFC Cup last Wednesday.The alarming trend of conceding late goals continued for Global, which was also held to a draw by Stallion Laguna two weeks because of a stoppage time strike.Global also lost its AFC Cup semifinal against Home United, after conceding twice in the last four minutes.“We didn’t learn from our last games,” said Deyto.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP View comments Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV No tomorrowlast_img

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