UAAP Season 80 Menís Football: UP, UST look to remain unbeaten
Santino Honasan on Feb 17, 2018 07:09 PM
Can UP and UST stay spotless in the loss column?
MATCHES ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18 (Rizal Memorial Football Stadium)
9:00 AM - NU vs. Adamson (Men’s)
1:30 PM - UST vs. NU (Men’s)
4:00 PM - UST vs. Atene (Men’s)
League-leading University of the Philippines tries to keep their spotless record intact when they take on Far Eastern University when the UAAP Season 80 Men’ Football tournament continues on Sunday at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.
Coming off a dominant 4-1 win over Adamson University last Thursday, the surging fighting Maroons are looking to make it four for four against FEU on Sunday. King Miyagi and JB Borlongan have been the go-to-guys for the Maroons this season, each with four goals in their first three matches.
After back-to-back losses to UST and DLSU, Season 79 runners-up FEU finally got their first point of the season a week ago when they managed to hold University of the East to a scoreless draw. It hasn’t been an easy start for the Tamaraws, who have been plagued with injuries and are trying to get back on track after making the finals last season.
There will be a hint of revenge on the Maroons’ minds in this matchup, given that the last time UP and FEU shared the pitch, the Tams eliminated UP in the Season 79 semifinals.
UP and FEU kick off at 1:30 PM.
Also looking to remain unbeaten this season are the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers, who’ll be facing a tough test when they take on the surging defending champions Ateneo Blue Eagles.
After picking up back-to-back wins in their first two matches against FEU and Adamson, the Growling Tigers figured in their first draw of the season against National University.
On the opposite end, the Blue Eagles have bounced back from their opening day loss by winning back-to-back matches, most recently against collegiate rivals DLSU, Thursday.
Much like the UP-FEU matchup, the Espanya-based side will try to get a measure of revenge on Ateneo, having been eliminated by the Blue Eagles in last season’s semifinals.
UST and Ateneo kick off at 4:00 PM.
In the first match of the day, two sides looking for their first wins of the season collide, as NU meets Adamson.
After losing back-to-back contests, the a more aggressive NU side managed to hold UST to a draw for their first point of the season. They’ll be looking to carry that momentum as they take on a struggling Adamson side, who remains as the only team without points this season.
NU and Adamson kick off at 9:00 AM.