UAAP Season 80 Men’s Football: UP tops DLSU to remain unbeaten
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 22, 2018 08:48 PM
Dane Saavedra (28) scored a penalty in the first half to help UP sink DLSU
League-leading University of the Philippines kept their unbeaten record intact after beating De La Salle University, 2-0, in the second round of the UAAP Season 80 men’s football tournament, Thursday afternoon at the FEU Diliman football field.
The Maroons got on the board midway through the first half after the Green Archers were caught with a hand ball inside the box, leading to a penalty.
Dane Saavedra calmly sank the penalty in the 27th minute to give UP a 1-0 lead,
With less than ten minutes to go in regulation, the Maroons got some unexpected help after Fidel Tacardon’s attempt was inadvertently deflected into the goal by DLSU’s John Logarta.
UP held on to a 2-0 victory for their ninth win.
The Final Four-bound Maroons strengthen their hold on the top seed with 29 points.
DLSU on the other hand, sits at fourth with 15 points off five wins, one draw, and five losses.