Tue. Dec 5th, 2023


MANILA, Philippines–Stallion-Laguna and Kaya-Iloilo atoned for disappointing setbacks to start their Asian Soccer Confederation (AFC) membership campaigns with convincing victories over UAAP groups to shut out the group stage of the Copa Paulino Alcantara.

Yuta Nomura had a hat trick whereas Finn McDaniel had a brace as Stallion pummeled Adamson College, 9-1, on Sunday at Philippine Soccer Federation (PFF) Nationwide Coaching Heart in Carmona, Cavite to emerge as the highest staff in Group B.

Mar Diano, Jovin Bedic and Jhan-Jhan Melliza scored inside the primary 13 minutes earlier than Abou Sy struck twice within the second half as Group A winner Kaya rolled over Far Jap College, 5-1, the next day at Rizal Memorial Stadium in a battle between the champions of the Philippines Soccer League and UAAP.

The 2 groups performed barely every week after Kaya fell 3-1 to China’s Shandong Taishan within the AFC Champions League and Stallion suffered a 5-2 defeat to Indonesia’s Bali United within the AFC Cup.

Kaya and Stallion are slated to renew their continental stints subsequent week, however will first set their sights on the primary leg of the quarterfinal section on Friday at Rizal Memorial.

Kaya battles College of the Philippines, the one UAAP facet to achieve previous the group stage after being one of many two greatest third placers.

Stallion, however, meets fellow PFL membership Maharlika-Manila, which like UP competed in Group B and completed second.

Different quarterfinal pairings slated Saturday pit Group B winner Dynamic Herb Cebu dealing with Group C third-placer Mendiola FC 1991 whereas Group A runner-up CF Manila and tackling Group C second-placer Davao Aguilas in a showdown of groups exterior the PFL or UAAP.

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