Azkals stun Pakistan to retain Peace Cup title
MANILA, Philippines - Stephen Schroeck led the Philippine Azkals as they climbed back from the brink of defeat to outclass Pakistan, 3-1, and retain the 2013 Philippine Football Peace Cup crown in Bacolod on Tuesday night.
The Azkals, who needed to score at least 3 goals and beat Pakistan, fell behind early in the match when Kaleem Ullah opened the scoring for the visitors in the 15th minute.
Patrick Reichelt equalized for the hosts in the 33rd minute through an assist from Schroeck.
The Azkals pinned back Pakistan in its own half the rest of match, with goalkeeper Neil Etheridge foiling the Pakistanis' forays at the other end.
The go-ahead goal for the Azkals came from Chris Greatwich in the 78th minute.
Schroeck sealed the Philippines' victory and his man-of-the-match performance with a goal of his own in the 88th minute.