AFC Women's Asian Cup: PH completes turnaround to stun Jordan, 2-1

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The Philippine national women's team opened their campaign in the AFC Women's Asian Cup on a winning note.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 7) — The Philippine women's national football team opened their AFC Women's Asian Cup campaign on a winning note by stunning host nation Jordan, 2-1 Saturday at the Amman International Stadium.

The hosts got off to a flying start, after Maysa Jbarah put Jordan ahead 1-0 after just 15 minutes of the first half.

Jbarah outhustled her defender before getting her boot on a well-placed ball into the box, putting it beyond the Filipina goalkeeper.

Jordan held on to their advantage until the stroke of halftime.

The Philippines then got on the scoreboard courtesy of Yasmeen Khair's own goal six minutes after the restart.

Under pressure from Filipina forwards, Khair found herself inadvertently lofting the ball over her own teammate and into the net.

In the 72nd minute, Lana Feras gave Jordan back the lead, but the referee disallowed the goal after the linesman adjudged her offside.

The winning moment finally came for the Philippines in the 76th minute, with Sarina Bolden latching onto a long ball and shrugging off her defender before blasting a shot past the Jordanian keeper.

That proved to be all the Filipinas needed to claim the vital three points to open their account in the campaign.

The Filipinas return to action against China on 9:45 p.m. Monday Manila time at the King Abdullah Stadium.