Taiwan beat Laos, claim CTFA17 title

CLOSE SHAVE: English-Taiwanese substitute Will Donkin nearly scored his first goal for Taiwan when his free-kick from just outside the penalty area hit the Laos crossbar

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 06, 2017
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

Striker Li Mao yesterday fired Taiwan ahead with an early brace and the hosts held on to seal a 2-0 victory

Taiwan’s Li Mao, right, scores against Laos in their CTFA17 International Tournament match at the Taipei Municipal Stadium yesterday.  Photo: Lin Cheng-kung, Taipei Times

over Laos at the Taipei Municipal Stadium.

The victory saw the hosts make it three wins out of three to claim the trophy at the CTFA17 International Tournament.

Li was the key player for Taiwan in the competition, as he also scored two headed goals in the hosts’ opener as they beat the Philippines 3-0 on Sunday.

Taiwan yesterday set out with attacking intentions and kept up the pressure on the Laos defense throughout the contest, while goalkeeper Pan Wen-chieh kept a clean sheet by making several crucial saves.

In the ninth minute, captain Chen Po-liang intercepted an errant pass and drove toward the Laos penalty area, finding midfielder Yu Chia-yuang.    [FULL  STORY]

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