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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, December 6, 2018
Azkals attempt to
re-create ‘Miracle in Hanoi’

Needing to chase goals after a 2-1 defeat in last week’s first leg, Philippines coach Sven-Goran Eriksson has termed it “suicidal” to focus only on attack against a strong Vietnam team in tonight’s semifinal second leg encounter in Hanoi.

Goals from Nguyen Anh Duc and Phan Van Duc either side of Patrick Reichelt’s first half, stoppage time, strike eased the Golden Stars to the win in Bacolod City but Eriksson said patience as well as defensive solidity will be the key to turning the result around in Vietnam.

“I think it’s possible even if it’s difficult and, of course, we have to attack but as everybody knows if we only attack we will lose goals at the other end. If you don’t defend well against Vietnam, they will score against you so I can’t just tell the players to go out and only attack, that would be suicide,” Eriksson said.

Ateneo soars, sweeps UP
for back-to-back crowns

MANILA - The Ateneo Blue Eagles are the kings of Katipunan!

Ateneo successfully retained the UAAP men's basketball championship after blasting the University of the Philippines, 99-81, in Game 2 of the finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City yesterday.

Led by a 38-point bomb from Thirdy Ravena and a 20-20 game from Ange Kouame, the Eagles successfully held fort against the Fighting Maroons, following a 17-5 run, to end the first quarter en route to the rout that completed a 2-0 sweep of the best-of-three series.


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