Ceres Negros FC meets a familiar foe in Home United and Global Cebu FC head to Indonesia to face Bali United in their final AFC Cup group stage matches today 25 April 2018.
Ceres Negros FC look to finish on top of Group F against Singaporean side Home United in the 6:00 PM kickoff at the Pana-ad and Park Football Stadium in Bacolod, Negros Occidental.
The Negros-based squad has been on a roll in the group stages, scoring a total 17 goals, the highest in the competition so far. Led by Bienvenido Marañon, who is the joint top scorer with 7 goals, Ceres look to clinch their place to the ASEAN zonal semifinal next month.
In their first meeting, both teams settled for a 1-1 draw at the Jalan Besar Stadium last February.
“We have a really excellent group stage until now,” said Ceres head coach Risto Vidakovic. “We have an opportunity to finish the group stage on top. We want to get a good result tomorrow.”
Midfielder Stephan Schröck echoed Vidakovic’s words ahead of the crucial AFC Cup group match.
“We have another historic tomorrow in our hands,” shared Schröck. “The crowd in Pana-ad has always been like the 12th man for us.”
Already out of contention to a spot to the knockout stage, Global Cebu FC look to finish their group stage campaign on a high against Indonesian side Bali United.
Global is currently at the bottom of Group G with 5 points, level with Bali United. Their last meeting was a 1-1 draw at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.
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