WU BRACE:Taiwan striker Wu Chun-ching scored twice for Taiwan, who were not technically the hosts, because Timor-Liste did not have a stadium available at home
Date: Oct 09, 2016
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
Taiwan defeated Timor-Leste 2-1 to win the first round of their two-match AFC Asia Cup qualifier series
at the National Stadium in Kaohsiung last night, with in-form striker Wu Chun-ching grabbing a brace.
The match started a flurry of action at either end, with Timor-Leste going ahead inside five minutes and the hosts equalizing two minutes later.
Wu netted his second goal in the 38th minute, and despite plenty of opportunities, neither team could score in the second half, handing Taiwan the advantage heading into the return leg on Tuesday.
Both matches are to take place in Kaohsiung, as Timor-Leste gave up hosting rights with their national stadium under construction. Yesterday’s game was regarded as a home match for Timor-Leste. [FULL STORY]