By Adrian Stewart Co
Kaya Futbol Club-Iloilo and United City Football Club continued their struggle in the 2021 Asian Football Confederation Champions League after suffering separate group stage defeats.
The Iloilo City-based football club suffered its third loss in as many matches after being blanked by Ulsan Hyundai FC of South Korea, 3-0, on Friday at the LEO Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.
Oh Se Hun made his presence felt for the South Korea-based football club as he drew first blood with his 12th minute conversion before completing his brace with a 40th minute hit.
Ulsan Hyundai widened the lead further in the second half with Valeri Qazaishvili connecting in the 48th minute as they remained undefeated in Group F with nine points. The Ilonggos remained winless after three games.
United City FC, for its part, sustained its second straight defeat after being clobbered by Kawasaki Frontale of Japan, 8-0, on Friday night (Saturday in the Philippines) at the Lokomotiv Stadium in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Kaoru Mitoma opened the scoring for Kawasaki Frontale with a header off a cross in the 33rd minute. The lead was doubled just before the halftime break on a conversion by Ryota Oshima.
Leandro Damiao widened the lead further for Kawasaki in the second half with a 50th minute hit before growing further as Kento Tachibanada drilled three consecutive points for a 6-0 hole.
Finishing the Japan-based football club’s rampage against United City was Mitoma’s second goal of the match at the 82nd minute and Yasuto Wakizaka’s conversion at the 92nd minute mark.
United City will have a chance to bounce back against Kawasaki Frontale as both teams face each other anew tonight, same with Kaya-Iloilo and Ulsan Hyundai./ASC, WDJ