Global edge closer to maiden UFL titleBy ESPNSTAR.com staffhttp://www.espnstar.com/football/asian- ... UFL-title/
Global moved one step closer to winning the United Football League for the first time after crushing Philippine Air Force Phoenix 4-0 on Saturday.
The win helped move Edwin Cabalida's men top of the table two points ahead of second-placed Kaya, and a win over Loyola Meralco Sparks in their final game of the season next Tuesday will be enough to secure the title.
Izzeldin Elhabbib was the star of the show for Global as he laid on an assist for Alex Obiang to open the scoring in the 11th minute, before putting them firmly in control by grabbing one of his own 13 minutes later.
The Sudanese striker then grabbed his second a minute after the hour mark, before Patrick Reichelt capped off a dominant display from Global by adding a fourth in the 72nd minute.
The win also ends Loyola's title hopes as they are now five points behind the leaders, while Kaya will need a win in their final game against Stallion Gilligan's to have any chance of pipping Global to the crown.
In Division Two action, champions Pachanga recorded a 2-1 win over Diliman Victory Liner in a heated encounter which produced three red cards and seven yellows in total.
Freddy Gonzalez gave Pachanga an early lead when he slotted home in the third minute, and while they have several chances to grab a second, it only arrived three minutes from time when defender Carlo Taculsame found the back of the net.
Diliman grabbed a 92nd-minute consolation through Jay Eusebio.
In other matches, Laos FC beat Union Internacional Manila 2-1 while Lions Meltique Beef recorded an impressive 3-1 triumph over Sunken Garden United.and Forza FC thrashed Socceroo FC 6-1.Saturday's United Football League ResultsDivision One
Philippine Air Force Phoenix 0-4 GlobalDivision Two
Diliman Victory Liner 1-2 Pachanga
Laos FC 1-2 Union Internacional Manila
Sunken Garden United 1-3 Lions Meltique BeefForza FC
6-1 Socceroo FC
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