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AFC Cup: Global FC advance, Hanoi FC miss out after JDT win

Global FC won Group F of the 2017 AFC Cup after their 3-1 rout over Boeung Ket at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

Paul Mulders and Hikaru Minegishi helped the hosts to a two-goal lead at the break to put them on course to qualify for the zonal semi-final stage of the competition.

Boeung Ket pulled one back just before the hour mark through Seth Rosib, but it wasn’t enough for the already eliminated visitors.

In the other Group F encounter, Johor Darul Ta’zim defeated Magwe 3-1 to secure their place in the AFC Cup knockout stage as the best second-placed team of the ASEAN zone.

Magwe surprised the home fans when they took the lead mere minutes into the match, but a hat-trick from Gabriel Guerra did the trick for JDT.

JDT’s victory ended Hanoi FC’s hope of qualifying for the next round, despite the Vietnamese’s comprehensive 4-1 thumping over Felda United.

Hanoi spent the first period camped in the Felda and finally grab the half-time lead with a long-range stunner from Pham Duc Huy.

The Vietnamese side added to their tally with a brace Nguyen Van Quyet and another from Do Hung Dung before Cellerino scores a late penalty for Felda.

Meanwhile, Ceres-Negros secured the top spot in Group G after clinching a 4-2 victory against Tampines Rovers to knock out the Singaporean side.

Ceres made a great start to the match with a brace from Bienvenido Marañon. Rovers pulled a goal back before being reduced to 10 men, and Ceres used the advantage in number to restore their gap before the break.

Yasir Hanapi bagged a brace to give Rovers a glimpse of hope in the second half, but Kota Kawase netted the visitors’ fourth to ensure victory and three points.