Philippine football star Phil Younghusband edged his brother James in their first encounter against each other, firing three goals to carry Team Phil to a 5-1 victory over Team James in the CLEAR Dream Match Saturday night at the University of Makati.
The younger Younghusband scored the first goal of the match, finding the back of the net at the 18th minute to give his team the early lead.
Phil continued his rampage moments after, firing a goal from outside the box to put his team up 2-0 at the 22nd minute.
Ossenyou Diop then scored at the 42nd minute to cap the first half dominance of Team Phil, which grabbed a comfortable 3-0 cushion at the half.
Team James trimmed the lead at the start of the second half courtesy of a goal by its captain in the 62nd minute.
But Team Phil quickly countered as Yannick Tuason of Kaya FC scored at the 71st minute.
Phil then sealed the victory for his team after bagging a hat trick at extra time.
Despite starring in the match, Phil still lauded his teammates for the victory.
“We had a very good mixture of players who played very well,” Phil said.
James, meanwhile, remained proud of his team despite the loss.
“We still played well today. We kept fighting, but it wasn’t enough,” James said.
Apart from seeing celebrities and football stars play in the match, fans were also treated by a performance by singer Rico Blanco during the halftime break.
After the match, CLEAR handed awards to players who stood out in the charity match. Loyola Meralco Sparks player and Team Phil member Park Min Ho won the Most Valuable Player award, while teammate Saba Garmaroudi of Kaya bagged the Best Goalkeeper award.
Yves Ashime of Pachanga, also from Team Phil, bagged the Best Defender award, while teammate Eric Tai of Philippine Volcanoes got the People’s Choice award.
Team James player Mikko Mabanag of Ateneo football team, meanwhile, got the Best Midfielder award.
Proceeds of the celebrity football match go to Tuloy sa Don Bosco Foundation in Alabang.