Shah Alam: Laos came back from two goals down to defeat Philippines 3-2 on Matchday Three of the AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020 Qualifiers at the Shah Alam Stadium on Tuesday.

Laos picked up their first win to end their qualifying campaign on a positive note, while the Philippines were left to rue missed opportunities.

Philippines were the better side in the first half as they created problems for Laos at the back.

The Junior Azkals opened the proceedings through Javier Gayoso’s strike in the 11th minute before Gayoso added the second goal in the 33rd minute from the penalty spot to give the Philippines a 2-0 lead at half-time.

Laos were a completely different side in the second half as they overwhelmed the Philippines and finally broke their resistance in the 74th minute through Chitpasong Latthachack.

Laos scored the equaliser through Vannasone Douangmaity’s strike in the 88th minute before Bounphachan Bounkong snatched the winner in added time to seal an emphatic victory.