Qualifiers - Group G: China PR, Philippines flex muscles
Jakarta: He Xioke and John Loyd Jalique led the way with hat-tricks as China PR and the Philippines registered 7-0 wins in their AFC U-16 Championship 2020 Qualifiers Group B ties on Saturday.
China defeated Brunei Darussalam while Philippines beat Northern Mariana Islands.
Brunei DS 0-7 China PR
China PR took a 2-0 lead in the first half through Fan Chao's double before adding five more goals from He Xioke, Gao Jingchun and Zeng Yaozhang for a 7-0 finish.
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The East Asians took just three minutes to get on the scoresheet through Chao's strike and he doubled the scoreline in the 22nd minute for a 2-0 lead at half-time.
There was no respite for Brunei as they fell further behind in the second half with Xioke finding the net in the 57th minute and then doubling his tally three minutes later.
The young Team Dragon then led 5-0 through Jingchun in the 75th minute and Xioke completed his hat-trick in the 89th minute before Yaozhang' scored the seventh goal for China PR in stoppage time.
China PR will face the Philippines on Wednesday, while Brunei will take on Northern Mariana Islands on Monday.
Northern Mariana Islands 0-7 Philippines
Philippines showed their goalscoring prowess against Northern Mariana Island as they led 3-0 at the break with goals from Vincent Aron Saludo and Jalique scoring a brace.
The Young Azkals kicked up a gear in the second half with Jalique completing his hat-trick in the 51st minute, followed by goals from David Nicolo Pahud (69th minute), Benjamin Palacio Iii (81st) and Simon Andrei Del Campo (90+2).
The Philippines will face Indonesia on Monday, while Northern Mariana Islands play Brunei.
Photos: Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI)