Spot-on Tigers edge into Asia final

Date published: Wednesday 29th July 2009 4:56

A sublime strike from Geovanni gave Hull an early lead but from then on it was all Beijing and they deservedly equalised two minutes into the second half through William Paul Modibo.

The Tigers struggled to match their opponents’ enthusiasm and stamina as the game wore on but managed to hold on to take the game to penalties where, after Caleb Folan had scored to make it 5-4, Zhang Xinxin fired over to send Hull through to Friday’s final, where they will play Tottenham.

Dean Marney was the first player to miss for Hull from the spot, Yang Zhi parrying his effort, but Dongliang Sui fired over the bar with the next kick and Zhang Xinxin’s wayward attempt gave a visibly-shattered Hull side victory.

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