Malditas biyaheng Asian Cup

Nakahirit ng draw ang Philippine women’s football team sa Bahrain, 1-1, sapat para sumampa ang Malditas sa 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup.

Umiskor si Sara Castaneda sa 82nd minute para siguruhin ang second place finish sa Group A ng AFC Women’s Asian Cup qualifiers sa Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Ang top finishers sa apat na groups ang makakakuha ng spots sa Asian tourney.
Kahit second place, entra ang Malditas dahil ang Group A top team Jordan ay pasok na sa nasabing tournament.

“It was a crazy match,” saad ni Malditas coach Leticia Bautista. “It was like playing for the title. We wanted this more so we were able to bounce back and I am just thankful for the win.”

Tumikada si Noora Sami Aldossary sa 55th para sa Bahrain.

“I am speechless. At halftime, I said to my players that they needed to find some composure. Bahrain­ also really wanted the slot and we just had to remember how we played in the last three games,” ani ­Bautista.

Nagwagi ang Malditas sa unang tatlong matches kontra United Arab Emirates (4-0), Iraq (4-0), at ­Tajikistan (8-0).