Group I: 4.25 SC 5-0 Hang Yuan FC
Pyongyang: DPR Korea’s 4.25 SC advanced to the Inter-Zone semi-finals after defeating Hang Yuan FC 5-0 in Group I of the 2019 AFC Cup on Wednesday.
The Pyongyang side made it five wins in a row and will be a force to be reckoned with in the Inter-Zone semi-finals, having fallen to Altyn Asyr in the 2018 final.
It was Hang Yuan's fifth consecutive defeat and the Chinese Taipei club will be looking to earn their first point when they play Tai Po on Matchday Six.
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4.25 opened their account at the Kim Il-sung Stadium through An Il-bom’s 19th minute penalty and turned up the tempo in the second half, with captain O Hyok-chol doubling their lead with another spot-kick in the 57th minute.
Hang Yuan regrouped and tried to contain their opponents but finally caved in with 13 minutes to go after Rim Chol-min’s strike.
There was no respite for the visitors as they conceded two late goals as substitute Jang Hyok scored in the 83rd and in added time.
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