Philippines luck out against Kyrgyzstan

A missed last-minute penalty saw the Philippines edge Kyrgyzstan 2-1 in Stadion IM. Dolena in Omurzakova on Tuesday.

Vitalij Lux had the chance to draw the international friendly in the dying embers of the match, but the forward was unable to convert his effort, handing the visitors the win.

After a cagey opening stanza, midfielder Kevin Ingreso would open the scoring in the 43 minute for the Philippines, who took that lead into halftime.

Misagh Bahadoran would then double the advantage eight minutes into the second half.

Down but not out, the hosts got one back through Lux in the 60th minute.

After a strong challenge in the area in the 89th minute, Lux stepped up to take the penalty but was unable to net the equaliser for Kyrgyzstan.

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