Phnom Penh Crown 3 G.C National Police 0: Five talking points

May 13, 2019 - 2:39 PM | Article by Sophak

Phnom Penh Crown thrashed G.C National Police 3-0 at the Smart RSN Stadium last night, with the goals coming through Yeu Muslim, Paulo Victor, and second-half substitute Mao Piseth.

Last night’s superb win sees Phnom Penh Crown climb up the Metfone Cambodian League table from tenth to seventh place with ten points behind league leader Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng.

Here are the five talking points…

Back to winning ways

Phnom Penh Crown get back to winning ways after two straight defeats to tough rivals Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng and Nagaworld, who also snatched all three points from last week’s victory.

The Red Singha suffered a heavy defeat in Svay Rieng, where they went down 5-1 against Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng before Nagaworld thrashed them 3-0 at the Army Stadium.

A convincing 3-0 win over G.C National Police, therefore, can boost their team morale that is very important for the team to continue their fighting spirit in the Metfone Cambodian League campaign.

A performance of the season so far

Phnom Penh Crown put on a massive performance that could be by far as the best of all so far this season through their great dominance of the match that left G.C National Police goalkeeper Prak Monyphearun so much work to do during the match.

Prak Monyphearun was the busiest player on that night, with the G.C National Police goalkeeper demanded to work hard to deny the efforts from Yeu Muslim, Paulo Victor, Va Sokthorn, and Brak Thiva.

With their great first-half performance, Phnom Penh Crown took two goal lead at the half-time break thanks to Yeu Muslim’s opener and Brazilian forward Paulo Victor’s perfect penalty kick.

Sum Vanna’s side continued their dominance into the second half and created several clear chances, with Paulo Victor, Brak Thiva, and Yeu Muslim, however, hitting the cross bar before Mao Piseth scored Phnom Penh Crown’s third goal.

Paulo Victor’s goal-scoring record at home continues  

The Brazilian forward is enjoying his debut season at Phnom Penh Crown as he has now scored five Metfone Cambodian League goals in his six appearances for the club, with four of them scored at the Smart RSN Stadium.

The 24-year-old scored his first goal of the season on his league debut for Phnom Penh Crown at home against Boeung Ket before bagging another goal with a stunner against Visakha.

The Phnom Penh Crown No. 77 also scored the winning goal that handed Phnom Penh Crown their first league victory at home during a narrow 1-0 win against Asia Euro United.

He got his fourth league goal at home during last night’s huge victory with a brilliant finish from the penalty earned by Japanese midfielder Shuhei Mitsuhashi as he sent G.C National Police goalkeeper Prak Monyphearun to the wrong direction.

Yeu Muslim’s standout performance

Yeu Muslim put on a stunning display that could be his best performance so far this season through his opening goal and a number of dangerous crosses that could have seen Phnom Penh Crown get more than three goals.

The midfielder netted home his first goal of the season from the rebound prior to Paulo Victor’s great effort saved by Prak Monyphearun to give Phnom Penh Crown a deserved lead.

The 20-year-old looked very lively during the whole match with his pace and space on the right flank, producing several deadly crosses for Paulo Victor and Shuhei Mitsuhashi and a few good strikes, with one of them denied by the post.

Mao Piseth – the Red Singha’s super sub  

Mao Piseth has done it again! The forward came on late in the second half to replace Paulo Victor with four minutes remaining, and he didn’t take long to write his name on the score sheet.

The 19-year-old unleashed an unstoppable strike that hit the post before going into the net in the stoppage time as it is also his second goal of the season as a substitute, and his goal celebration could show everybody his great passion.

Mao Piseth scored his first league goal this campaign with a wonderful free kick few minutes after he was introduced in the second half against Bati Youth U18. Phnom Penh Crown were held by Bati Youth U18, and Mao Piseth became the second-half substitute hero as his opener could relieve Phnom Penh Crown’s tension before Pov Ponvuthy netted another goal to help Phnom Penh Crown secure a 2-0 victory.

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