Azkals vs Palestine Live Updates, Mar 23 Match, AFC Challenge Cup 2012

The Azkals vs Palestine match under Group A of the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup Qualification Stage is happening right now, March 23, 2011, in Myanmar.

Read on for live updates from Twitter:

*The Philippine Azkals' Starting Line-Up:

Neil Etheridge
James Younghusband
Aly Borromeo
Ian Araneta
Ray Jonsson
Rob Gier
Anton Del Rosario
Chieffy Caligdong
Simon Greatwich
Angel Aldeguer
Jerry Lucena

*From Cedelf Tupas: [5:01 PM] Nat'l Anthem playing now. Azkals in new white kits. Neil wearing all-blue. Palestine in red.

*From Dyan Castillejo: [5:00] Game starts.

[5:01] Throw in Anton

[5:02] Long kick Palestine, Jerry heads it to Phil, now in possession and gives it to Anton

*From Cedelf Tupas [5:04] Azkals have most of the ball from 2 minutes, but Palestine earns 1st corner

[5:07] Pal's Ashraf wd dangerous run after dispossessing Angel, but striker Murad offside. 0-0, 7th minute.

*From Dyan Castillejo: [5:08] Foul by Aly

[5:09] Good catch by Neil after Palestine's free kick

[5:10] Foul by Simon

*From Cedelf Tupas: [5:11] PAL conservative style hoping to catch us on counter, following Azkals to play possession

[5:12] Angel still feeling effects of muscle strain, going down easily on soft tackles.

[5:13] PAL difficult to break down wd 5 man midfield. Azkals settling for long balls.

[5:14] 13th min first corner for Azkals cleared by Palestine

[5:18] First chance from PAL Ismael shot deflected side netting. Murad hits post on d ensuing corner. 18th min still 0-0.

[5:20] Neil struggling wd placement of his free kicks

[5:22] PAL wing play on right causing problems for Azkals

[5:23] PAL's Ismael has already beaten Jonsson twice on d right flank. Aly clears.

[5:25] Ian chests down Anton's long pass at the edge of area, plenty of space but no one is there to shoot

[5:32] Chieffy earns free kick left side. James wd delivery ball bounces on Ian and Rob's head and out for throw-in.

[5:33] Greatwich yellow card for simulation / diving inside the box. 0-0.

*From Dyan Castillejo:
[5:34] Another attempt by PAL way over goal post

[5:35] Foul by PAL first one, ball to PH. Neil kicks long to Angel.

[5:36] Oh my God! Long kick by PAL almost went in. Thank God it hit goal post, Neil leaped up to post and he is now down, oh no.

[5:37] Ok Neil is up. Long kick now.

[5:40] Corner kick for PAL.

[5:41] So many defenders, Chieffy down, got hit in bad spot

[5:42] Another attempt by PAL. Neil gets it. Yes!

[5:45] 45 mins gone, 2 mins extra now.

[5:46] Corner kick for PH

[5:47] Ok, it's half time. 15 min. break.

*From Cedelf Tupas: [6:02] 2nd half starts. No change for Azkals.

[6:04] Attempt: Angel wd back header too high after free kick from Ray. 46th min.

[6:11] Great defending Gier. Ashraf trying to cut inside from left but Rob gets a touch for a goal kick.

[6:13] Attempt: PAL stinging shot from 30 yard, Neil easily saves. 56th min.

[6:18] Sub Yannick Tuason for Greatwich. 61st min.

[6:19] Angel wd a header off Anton's free kick saved by PAL's Abdallah. 62nd min.

*From Dyan Castillejo: [6:23] Corner kick for PAL

[6:26] yellow card for player 41 of PAL

[6:35] yellow card for Anton

[6:39] 0-0 still. Lots of attempts so far by the Azkals

*From Cedelf Tupas: [6:40] The pacy swinger Ismail of PAL is substituted. Both teams just lack quality to finish.

[6:48] 3 min. injury time. Rob Gier's header from Anton free kick straight at Abdullah

[6:49] Palestine in no rush. Look like they'll be happy wd a draw.


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