Late drama as Taiwan beat Bahrain 2-1 at the Taipei Municipal Stadium to keep AFC Asian Cup qualification hopes alive.
By: David Spencer, Taiwan News, Contributing Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Double-Ten day is always special in Taiwan, but few would
have expected this year’s celebrations to end on such a high note at the Taipei Municipal Stadium last night, as the Taiwan national football team took on a Bahrain side who beat then 5-0 as recently as September.
But that’s exactly what happened as the Taiwan team, playing as Chinese Taipei, staged a stunning late fightback to defeat Bahrain 2-1 and keep alive their chances of qualifying for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
It was a humid evening as the game kicked-off, but the bank holiday scheduling meant a larger than normal crowd of 7,908 were in attendance, and they made their presence felt in the early stages as a scrappy opening saw both sides create few meaningful chances. [FULL STORY]