“You cannot say they are rebuilding. They have veterans and top recruits who are also experienced. We will have to be at our best to match them.” – SBC coach Boyet Fernandez
Ateneo and Far Eastern University, two teams which faced off for the crown two years ago and are determined to reclaim lost glory, clash in the other semifinal at 4 p.m.
Montalbo will play for the retooling Makati Super Crunch, one of the hottest teams in the recent MPBL Datu Cup, but falter in the playoffs and lost to the Quezon City Capitals in the northern division quarterfinal round.
Both teams shrugged off the summer heat and relentlessly searched for a go-ahead goal but fell short. #YFL2019
In other fixtures, defending champion University of the Philippines rallied from a goal down to eliminate National University, 4-1, while De La Salle avenged its first round loss to University of the East with a 2-0 victory. #UAAPSeason81
JARVEY Gayoso scored twice as Ateneo topped 10-man De La Salle, 3-1, to remain on top of the table Thursday in the UAAP Season 81 men’s football tournament at the FEU-Diliman pitch. #UAAPSeason81
The Tamaraws remain on top of the table with 15 points, two off joint second placers the Blue Eagles and the Green Archers, who both have 13 points. #UAAPSeason81
With 12 points, the Green Archers finished the first round three points off the Tamaraws, while the Growling Tigers have 10 points. #UAAPSeason81
Alfonso Montelibano scored twice while goalkeeper Gab Villacin delivered a late save as the Green Archers rose to 12 points. #UAAPSeason81
Ateneo and De La Salle collide to cap first round action of the UAAP Season 81 men’s football tournament today (Thursday) at the FEU-Diliman pitch. #UAAPSeason81