Exciting Matches set for UAAP 77 Football Final Four
Santino Honasan on Feb 22, 2015 06:26 PM
Four teams. Two rivalries. One Goal.
Last Sunday’s final UAAP Season 77 Men’s Football elimination round match day ultimately cleared up the Final Four scenario, and boy, can we expect some very exciting matches in the postseason.
De La Salle finished the season unbeaten and ultimately claimed the top spot with a win over National University, while Ateneo edged out University of Santo Tomas to claim the last remaining seat in the Final Four.
As a result, collegiate football fans, as well as fans of the age-old Ateneo-La Salle rivalry will be treated to an exciting football matchup between the two squads.
Their first two meetings during the eliminations proved inconclusive, as both matches figured in draws, 0-0 in the first round, 1-1 in the second round. With a finals berth in tow, their semifinal matchup should prove to be a very exciting one. This time, someone has to come out on top.
With defending champions Far Eastern University coming in at second while University of the Philippines finishing at third, there won’t be a Season 76 Finals rematch in the Season 77 Finals.
Last year’s finalists however, will end up meeting in the semifinals in what’s sure to be another rivalry-match in the making.
During the eliminations, UP got a measure of revenge for their Season 76 Finals loss as they went on to defeat FEU in their first round matchup, 3-1. Their second round matchup ended up being one of the best matches this season, ending in a thrilling 3-3 draw thanks to a Jinggoy Valmayor goal in the third minute of injury time.
The UAAP 77 Men’s Football Semifinals are set for this upcoming Sunday, March 1, at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.
2:00 PM - DLSU vs. Ateneo
4:00 PM - FEU vs. UP
The UAAP Season 77 Men's Football Semifinals will be LIVE this Sunday, March 1 on ABS-CBN Sports + Action 23 and BALLS HD 167!