Group I: 4.25 SC 4-0 Wofoo Tai Po
Pyongyang: DPR Korea's 4.25 SC continued their sizzling run in Group I of the 2019 AFC Cup with an emphatic 4-0 win over Wofoo Tai Po of Hong Kong on Wednesday.
The win places the DPR Korea champions at the top of Group I with 12 points, and they will guarantee their place in the knockout stage if Kitchee SC fail to beat Hang Yuan FC in the day's later match.
4.25 came into the match high on confidence, having beaten Tai Po 3-1 in the reverse fixture two weeks ago, courtesy of Kim Yu-song's brace. And the No. 18 forward struck within the first three minutes at the Kim Il Sung Stadium to give his side an early lead.
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Playing without one of their key players, Igor Sartori, Tai Po pushed back but were dealtanother blow on 20 minutes when 4.25 defender Won Song etched his name on the scoresheet.
Five minutes from half-time, 4.25 made it 3-0 after captain Rim Chol-min converted a spot-kick, securing a healthy advantage going into the break.
Lee Chi Kin's side returned from the break looking to turn the tide, sending on Chan Siu Kwan and Lee Ka Yiu in the 55th and 64th minutes respectively, but it was to no avail as Kim Yu-song struck again on 68 minutes.
4.25 will play hosts once again next month when they welcome Hang Yuan on Matchday Five, while Tai Po prepare to face fellow Hong Kong club Kitchee SC.
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