Taipower go top as Futuro fall to their first defeat

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 07, 2020
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter

Hang Yuan’s Judelin Aveska, center, celebrates scoring against NTUS in their Taiwan Football Premier League match in Taichung on Sunday.
Photo courtesy of the CTFA

Taipower on Sunday charged to their third straight win and took over first place in the Taiwan Football Premier League as previous leaders Taichung Futuro suffered their first defeat of the season, while Hang Yuan rallied from two goals down to complete a thrilling 3-2 victory over National Taiwan University of Sport (NTUS).

Heading into the 10th round of matches, unbeaten Taichung Futuro led the league with 21 points, but they fell to their first defeat of the season, a 1-0 loss to Tatung at the National Stadium in Kaohsiung.

In a match in which both defenses were on top and there were few solid chances, it required a moment of magic to break the stalemate.

It came in the 28th minute when Tatung’s Turkey-born Taiwan international Onur Dogan hit a long pass to fellow striker Ange Samuel. The Ivorian escaped his marker and raced into the penalty area before slotting past the goalkeeper to claim his league-leading 10th goal of the season.    [FULL  STORY]

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