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Army down NagaWorld in shootout

Naga players react after their penalty shootout defeat to Army last night.
Naga players react after their penalty shootout defeat to Army last night.

Army down NagaWorld in shootout

In a sensational penalty shootout Ministry of National Defence ousted two-time champions NagaWorld 5-3 in the first Metfone C-League championship playoff at Olympic Stadium last night.

The contest, between the third- and fourth-placed teams after the double-round league phase, ended goalless after two spells of 15 minutes of extra-time failed to break the deadlock leading to the nerve-wracking penalties.

Dani Kouch’s miss at the start of Naga’s quota was a devastating blow from which the casino-backed side could not recover.

As Army hit home one spot-kick after another, a visibly nervous Naga kept in touch until forward Suong Virak missed to hand victory to Army, whose Cup final victory in 2016 was also achieved after the intense drama of a penalty shootout.

Having struggled their way to make it to to the four-team playoffs, Army are now just two matches away from winning their first ever league championship.

The two-time league runners-up will now meet Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng in the next playoff on Saturday to earn the right to challenge league phase winners Boeung Ket for the 2017 title.

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