Date; Mar 25, 2019
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
Taiwan’s national soccer team were handed a bitter 0-1 defeat as visitors the Solomon
Islands turned a successful penalty shot in the first half into an international friendly victory at the Taipei Municipal Stadium yesterday.
Taiwan’s frontline attackers — Li Mao, Chen Hao-wei and Onur Dogan — started the game with solid passing, solidly pressuring the Solomon Islands side.
Splitting the opposition defense in the 15th minute, Dogan hit a low shot into the net — as the more than 2,000 home fans roared — only to have the linesman flag Taiwan for offside and annul the goal.
In the 40th minute, Taiwan defender Wang Ruei was marking Solomon Islands forward Joses Nawo on the edge of the box, when Nawo was brushed in the back by Wang and tumbled in a heap. [FULL STORY]