Women’s Olympic Football Tournament 2020 Qualifiers Round 2 - Hong Kong 1:5 Uzbekistan
Hong Kong Women’s Representative Team met up against group-host Uzbekistan on Tuesday in Lokomotiv Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan for the its final fixture in the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament 2020 Qualifiers Round 2 Group B. A hat-trick performance by Sarikova Makhliyo, plus goals from Karachik Lyudmila, saw Hong Kong dropping a 5:1 decision against the group-host.
Hong Kong came up with a great scoring chance to open the score on the 14th minute, as Ho Mui-mei spotted a surging Chan Wing-sze nearly the left wing and delivered a great pass to the Hong Kong skipper. Chan unloaded but saw her shot ringing off the Uzbekistan crossbar and staying out of the net.
On the 21st minute, Hong Kong was at it once again. This time, Ho Mui-mei collected the ball from Cheung Wai-ki but smashed her shot over the Uzbekistan crossbar.
Uzbekistan opened the score on the 31st minute, as Sarikova Makhliyo connected with a teammate’s centering pass and fired the ball home near the front-post, making it 1:0 for the home side.
Near the end of the first-half, Sarikova Makhliyo doubled the lead for the host, as the Uzbekistan forward unleashed a bouncing long-shot that somehow found its way into the Hong Kong net. The host was up by two goals heading into the half-time break.
Uzbekistan made it 3:0 on the 57th minute, as Karachik Lyudmila pulled the trigger from the left side that beat Hong Kong goalkeeper Ng Yuen-ki and went into the net.
Hong Kong managed to pull one back on the 58th minute. Lee Wing-yan’s pass teed up striker Cheung Wai-ki nicely. The latter obliged and drilled the ball into the Uzbekistan net, making it 3:1 in the process.
Late in the game, Sarikova Makhliyo and Karachik Lyudmila both found the back of the Hong Kong net respectively, eventually sealing Hong Kong’s fate on the day.
The score stood towards the final whistle, as Hong Kong dropped a 5:1 decision against Uzbekistan in the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament 2020 Qualifiers Round 2 Group B.