Goalkeeper Neil Etheridge left the international card in a winning position for Cardiff City FC.
The Philippine international played a key role because the Welsh side won only a second victory in the English Premier League season after having taken a 2-1 win at Cardiff City Stadium in Barcelona around the ten-year-old Brighton and Hove Albion.
The remaining nine minutes and both sides at level 1, Etheridge was called into action and he denied a shot from José Izquierdo on the target.
"It's a great feeling to go with three points and head to the Philippines for victory," said Etheridge, who starts Bacolod on Tuesday at Azkals in his opening AFF Suzuki Cup against Singapore.
But Azkal's offer suffered a huge strike when the attacker Javier Patiño suffered a calf injury during a Saturday practice.
The Philippine-Spanish striker was fired to lead the line for Azkalos who will also face Timor Leste in Malaysia.
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