We gave Phnom Penh Crown FC their first league defeat of the season, with a huge 1-0 win at Svay Rieng Stadium on Sunday!
Mike almost opened the scoring in the first minutes of the game, firing a string shot just wide of the goal after a neat turn in the box. He then turned provider, playing Privat through one-on-one with the goalkeeper only to see his outside foot shot saved. The Spaniard was once again a threat when Privat returned the favour, sending a low pass across the face of goal for Mike to only tap it wide of the post.
Crown started to come into the game more towards the end of the first half, but could not find a way through our resolute defence. A couple of early chances fell for them at the start of the second half, but the pressure was short-lived. First Daisuke had his shot from the edge of the box pushed over the bar by the goalkeeper, before a dangerous low cross in front of Crown’s goal caused more problems for them.
Crown did hit the bar from a free kick but the forward line were unable to make anything of the rebound.
Step up new signing, Emmanuel, coming on as a substitute. A midfield ball out to Privat allowed him to drive out into space, and then send a perfect pass across the Crown goalkeeper to Emmanuel, who took his first touch with ease, and lifted the ball over the diving keeper and into the roof of the net! And brother Privat almost added a second not long after, with his low shot being saved after some nice footwork in the penalty area. Final score 1-0!