Match Report – AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers – Taiwan 2-1 Bahrain

Late drama as Taiwan beat Bahrain 2-1 at the Taipei Municipal Stadium to keep AFC Asian Cup qualification hopes alive.

Taiwan News 
Date: 2017/10/12
By: David Spencer, Taiwan News, Contributing Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Double-Ten day is always special in Taiwan, but few would

Taiwan attacks during the game. (Photo by David Spencer)

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]

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