MANILA, Philippines-Kaya-Iloilo preserved its slim lead over Dynamic Herb Cebu within the title race of the Philippines Soccer League after the 2 sides battled to a 1-1 draw on Sunday earlier than the latter’s house turf in Talisay Metropolis, Cebu.
Daizo Horikoshi’s early opener was canceled out by a Jacob Liao equalizer within the first half, however the scoreline stood till the ultimate whistle that compelled Kaya and Cebu to share the spoils at Dynamic Herb Sports activities Advanced.
The end result after the newest chapter of the regional derby dubbed as “Visayas Clasico” noticed Kaya maintain management of its future with simply 4 video games left within the league season.
Kaya has 46 factors in 19 matches to stay two away from Cebu, which additionally has the identical quantity of video games.
Solely a slip-up will deny Kaya an opportunity to seize a first-ever league title and a berth to the AFC Champions League, Asia’s top-tier competitors.
Horikoshi prolonged his maintain on prime of the goalscoring tally after tapping the ball from shut vary from Mar Diano’s low cross seven minutes after kickoff.
It was the 14th objective of the season for the Japanese talisman.
However the lead lasted simply 10 minutes after Cebu drew degree a lot to the delight of the group when Liao scored off JB Borlongan’s free kick.
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