Loss fails to Dampen Ceres hopes

first_imgFor Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ View comments Malaysian international Safiq Rahim equalized for JDT with a free header inside the box at the stroke of halftime.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Dutertecenter_img JOHOR BAHRU—It was a defeat that hardly put a dent on Ceres-Negros’ confidence.Playing on the counter-attack for most of the match, the Busmen absorbed a 2-3 loss to Malaysian champions Johor Dairul Ta’zim last Wednesday night in the first leg of their AFC Cup Asean zonal semifinals at Larkin Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Swing Out Sister back to PH this April MOST READ Pocari bucks Pablo inujry, turns back BaliPure Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite But the Bacolod-based squad can draw strength from the two away goals scored by Spanish players Fernando Rodriguez and Bienvenido Maranon when the return leg is played on May 31 at Panaad Stadium.As it stands, the Philippines Football League powerhouse need at least a 1-0 win in the second leg to reach the zonal finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundRodriguez made the most out of their first opportunity with a diving header off OJ Porteria’s cross, just three minutes after Gonzalo Cabrera opened the scoring with a well-placed strike past Roland Muller in the 18th minute.The crowd of 14,280 was left stunned when Ceres took the lead in the 25th minute with Maranon curling home from long range for his tournament-leading eighth goal.last_img