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Ceres Negros FC pulls off epic comeback on the road with stunning 3-2 win

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Ceres Negros shocks Persija Jakarta (2:22)

Ceres Negros FC scored late goals to shock Persija Jakarta, 3-2, in the AFC Cup Group Stage on Tuesday at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia. (2:22)

Ceres Negros FC scored late goals to shock Persija Jakarta, 3-2, in the AFC Cup Group Stage on Tuesday at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Miguel Tanton, Bienvenido Marañon, and Mike Ott all found themselves on the scoresheet as Ceres dug themselves out of a 0-2 hole on the way to a victory.

Bouyed by their home crowd, Persija Jakarta started out on the front foot with Novri Setiawan almost getting the opener after directing his close range shot straight at Roland Muller in the third minute of the contest.

With both teams cancelling each other out, Persija had the chance to open the scoring Super Herrera conceded a penalty in the 20th minute.

But goalkeeper Muller came up big for the Busmen, diving to his left to deny Matos.

Ceres and Persija went into the second half locked at 0-0, but it was the hosts who came out firing after the break.

A pair of set pieces over an eight-minute period saw Sandi Sute and Matos give Persija a 2-0 lead by the 57th minute, and left Ceres reeling.

Increased pressure from the Philippine club saw them eventually find their first goal through a Miguel Tanton free kick in the 70th minute. Tanton's lofted free kick avoided all the players in the penalty area, and found its way into the back of net.

Ceres' comeback bid continued after Stephan Schrock found Marañon in the Persija box, who headed a in the equalizer in the 85th minute.

But the Busmen were not done yet, as Mike Ott turned in another Schrock cross past the Persija keeper to complete the turnaround in the 92nd minute.

The result means that Ceres Negros maintain their perfect record in the AFC Cup with four wins in four games played, and give them a stranglehold of first place in Group G with 12 points, five points clear of Becamex Binh Duong of Vietnam with two matches left.

Ceres looks to extend their perfect record in the AFC Cup when they take on Shan United on May 1 in Yangon, Myanmar.