China advance from Asian Cup group after 3-0 success over Philippines

  • Saturday 12, January 2019 in 8:24 AM
Sharjah24 – AP: China qualified for the knockout phase of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup on Friday after beating Philippines 3-0 in Abu Dhabi.
China went ahead just before the break when Wu Lei fired past Michael Falkesgaard.
 
The Shanghai SIPG star bagged his second goal of the game with a stunning volley just after the hour mark.
 
Dubbed as the "lucky player" by Chinese fans, Yu Dabao added a third 17 seconds after coming on as a substitute.
 
China will next meet Korea Republic on Wednesday, while the Philippines will face Kyrgyzstan.