MANILA – Kaya Iloilo failed to book a spot to the Asian Football Confederation Champions League (ACL) group stages after bowing to Sydney FC, 0-5, in their qualifier Tuesday night at the Jubilee Stadium in Sydney.
Sydney broke the floodgates in the second half as Bobo Da Silva and Adam La Fondre each netted braces in the final 45 minutes to seal the host’s dominance.
Kaya Iloilo turned to its defense in the early goings to keep the Sydney crowd silent, but the host broke the ice in the 30th minute when Trent Buhagian retrieved the ball after a Zach Banzon save and slotted it into the goalmouth.
Sydney began the breakaway in the 47th minute when Da Silva scored another close-range attempt to make it 2-0.
He then showed his striking power in the 49th minute when he sent a penalty kick in that Banzon could not save.
La Fondre continued from where Da Silva left off as the substitute made it 4-0 with a 71st-minute goal before sealing the win with an 81st-minute attack.
The win sent Sydney to Group H, joining Jeonbuk Yokohama of South Korea and Gia Lai of Vietnam.
United Clark will be the only Philippines Football League representative to the ACL group stages, joining BG Pathum of Thailand, Jeonnam also of South Korea, and Melbourne City in Group G.
Meanwhile, Kaya Iloilo will be settling for a spot in the AFC Cup group stages, joining Bali of Indonesia, Kedah of Malaysia, and Visakha of Cambodia in Group G. (PNA)
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