Singapore Cup • November 24, 2015

All To Play For In Second Leg Between Albirex And Global


RHB Singapore Cup Second Leg: Albirex Niigata (S) vs Global FC
(Tuesday, 24 November, 7:30pm, Jurong East Stadium)

Albirex Niigata (S) will head into Tuesday evening’s Singapore Cup Semi-Final second leg match against Global FC knowing that at least a draw will take them into the final for the second time.

The White Swans hold a narrow one goal lead on aggregate, thanks to Rion Taki’s only goal of the game in the first leg. They will come into this game with confidence, having secured a third-place finish in the S.League just a few days ago.

Coach Tatsuyuki Okuyama has made it clear that the Japanese outfit will not be looking to defend the one-goal lead; instead, they will be gunning to score a few goals to ensure passageway into the final.

“For the second-leg, we won’t just defend the lead,” he said.

“We will try our best to win the second leg and score some goals, and then go through to the Singapore Cup final and do something there.”

However, Global FC are not planning to roll over easily.

The Philippines side believe that they can overturn the deficit and make the final to face either Home United or Brunei DPMM.

“Nobody likes to lose the first-leg, but we showed in the previous rounds we can come from behind so I’m confident we can certainly make the second-leg interesting,” Global coach Leigh Manson said.

“I’m confident we can come back. It’s a shame the first-leg was done with a mistake – it was our mistake that led to the goal.”

The match will be streamed LIVE on Voxsports from 7:15pm. Click here to watch:

Albirex Niigata (S) – WLWLW

20/11/15        Albirex Niigata (S) 1-0 Hougang United (S.League)
13/11/15        Albirex Niigata (S) 0-1 Tampines Rovers (S.League)
05/11/15        Home United 1-2 Albirex Niigata (S) (S.League)
02/11/15        Albirex Niigata (S) 0-1 Courts Young Lions (S.League)
30/10/15        Warriors FC 1-2 Albirex Niigata (S) (S.League)

Global FC – DWLWL

02/10/15        Global FC 0-1 Albirex Niigata (S) (Singapore Cup)
16/08/15        Geylang International 1-4 Global FC (Singapore Cup)
13/08/15        Global FC 0-1 Geylang International (Singapore Cup)
01/08/15        Kaya FC 1-3 Global FC (UFL)
29/07/15        Global FC 2-2 Loyola Meralco Sparks (UFL)