Home seal dramatic AFC Cup tie with injury-time winner

Home United midfielder Song Ui Young (right) celebrating with Afiq Yunos and Shamil Sharif after scoring the equaliser with a half-volley against Global FC in the second leg of their AFC Cup Asean zonal semi-final last night at Jalan Besar Stadium. T
ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Home United midfielder Song Ui Young (right) celebrating with Afiq Yunos and Shamil Sharif after scoring the equaliser with a half-volley against Global FC in the second leg of their AFC Cup Asean zonal semi-final last night at Jalan Besar Stadium. The S-League side mounted a two-goal comeback in the final five minutes to beat the Filipinos 3-2 (5-4 on aggregate). Global scored a penalty in the fifth minute but Song levelled in the 36th. The visitors regained the lead through Shu Sasaki's header in the second half but had Dennis Villanueva sent off in the 71st minute. Home struck back with striker Stipe Plazibat's late brace (89th, 94th) sealing the dramatic win. They face either Malaysia's Johor Darul Takzim or the Philippines' Ceres Negros in the zonal final.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 31, 2017, with the headline 'Home seal dramatic AFC Cup tie with injury-time winner'. Print Edition | Subscribe