Jarvey Gayoso considers the aim that served because the lone brilliant spot in Kaya-Iloilo’s defeat to Chinese language facet Shandong Taishan within the first-ever Asian Soccer Confederation (AFC) Champions League match within the nation as one thing he’ll keep in mind.
However Gayoso would be the first to say that it might have been extra memorable had a special final result got here out Tuesday night time at Rizal Memorial Stadium as Kaya was left with studying classes in the case of taking part in high-level competitors.
“For certain, it’s not gonna rank excessive as a result of we got here out with a loss, after all. But it surely’s one thing that I’ll cherish,” Gayoso stated following the 3-1 loss, a scoreline that isn’t reflective of how Kaya put itself able to probably get a end result.
Dealing with the runner-up of final season’s Chinese language Tremendous League, Kaya confirmed that it may be aggressive towards high quality opposition and was capable of put the sport scoreless after the primary 45 minutes.
Kaya saved it that method till Ricki Sendra fouled Moises contained in the field, permitting the latter to transform a penalty that put the guests on prime.
One other defensive miscue enabled Matheus Pato to get previous Kaya keeper Quincy Kameraad amid a scramble contained in the field and transformed an empty-netter for Shandong’s second aim within the 71st.
“They had been capable of capitalize on the makes an attempt that they’ve,” stated Gayoso. “We must be extra disciplined having the ability to get again and defend.”
Gayoso’s aim got here eight minutes later off a nifty low move from Sendra, earlier than the Philippine Azkals mainstay beat the Shandong keeper who got here out of the penalty space to offer Kaya hope that the sport might be salvaged with a draw.
Kaya tried the remainder of the way in which, till Cryzan scored Shandong’s third aim with about two minutes from the ultimate whistle.
“I believe we will play higher towards Shandong, additionally Yokohama (F. Marinos) and Incheon (United),” stated Kaya’s Japanese mainstay Daizo Horikoshi, additionally mentioning the 2 different heavyweight sides from Japan and South Korea that the Philippines Soccer League champions will face within the group stage.
“We have to talk extra as a group,” added Horikoshi.
In the meantime, Stallion-Laguna absorbed a tough 5-2 dwelling loss by the hands of Indonesia’s Bali United in its continental debut within the AFC Cup on Wednesday at Binan Soccer Stadium.
Dynamic Herb Cebu begins its AFC Cup stint on Thursday at Rizal Memorial towards Cambodian facet Phnom Penh Crown.
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