United City bows to Aussies

United City FC absorbed another stinging defeat after bowing to Melbourne City FC, 0-3, in the AFC Champions League at the BG Stadium in Thailand late Monday.


The Philippine Football League powerhouse still couldn’t find its rhythm as the debuting Australian side claimed its first win in the prestigious continental football tourney.


With the setback, United City remained at the bottom of Group G after two games while Melbourne shared leadership with BG Pathum United of Thailand with four points each.


South Korean squad Jeonnam Dragons is at third with one win and one loss.


United City will seek to end its drought when it faces BG Pathum in its third game on 21 April.


Kaya Iloilo FC, meanwhile, will shoot for the lead when the Copa Paulino Alcantara resumes at the PFF National Training Center today.


Kickoff is at 7:15 p.m. with the defending champion battling Azkals Development Team (ADT) for the first time since their finals encounter last year, while Stallion Laguna FC and Mendiola FC will collide for a crucial victory at 4 p.m.


After several match dates, the Iloilo-based club is seated at the second place with seven points coming from two wins and a draw, while United City FC remains on top with eight points built on two victories and two draws.


ADT, meanwhile, remains at third with a 4-1-1 win-loss-draw card, Maharlika is at fourth with one win and two losses, while Stallion and Mendiola are at the cellar with one point apiece.




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