Golden Booters claw FEU to secure final four berth
"Regarding the game sa FEU, intensity-wise the same eh."
The University of Santo Tomas Golden Booters secured a spot in the playoff round after fending off Far Eastern University, 2-1, in the UAAP Season 79 football tournament, Sunday, at the Rizal memorial football field in Manila.
With the score tied at 1-1, UST’s Kenneth Tuzon closed out the match in the second half with a quick goal with just two minutes remaining in the match to snatch the win, 2-1
The Espana-based squad’s win and the loss of De La Salle University against Ateneo De Manila University on the same day earned them the coveted final four slot in the playoffs alongside Ateneo, University of the Philippines, and FEU.
“Regarding the game sa FEU, intensity-wise the same eh. Meron silang chances nung first half, marami rin kaming chances, pero at the end of 90 minutes kami yung victor,” head coach Marjo Allado said.
FEU took the early lead after Mark Joseph Arranguez found the back of the net on the 24th minute mark,1-0.
UST evened up the score in the 35th minute mark after Renz Gumban scored a goal via a Conrado Dimacili cross, 1-1.
Despite securing the final four slot, UST will still face DLSU in a no-bearing game on Apr. 20, Thursday, at the Moro Lorenzo pitch in Quezon City.
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