UAAP Season 81 Football: Eagles rout Tamaraws to gain 2nd spot
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 28, 2019 06:11 PM
Jacob Liao's brace powered Ateneo to a 4-1 victory over league-leading FEU in the UAAP men's football tournament.
Standings: FEU 15 points, Ateneo 13, DLSU 13, UST 11, NU 10, UP 10, AdU 8, UE 8.
9 a.m. – Adamson vs Ateneo (Men)
1:30 p.m. – UST vs FEU (Men)
3:30 p.m. – DLSU vs UP (Men)
Jacob Liao netted a brace as Ateneo rediscovered its winning form with a 4-1 romp of Far Eastern University Thursday in the UAAP Season 81 men's football tournament at the FEU-Diliman pitch.
Kim Minsu broke the ice for the Tamaraws in the 11th minute before the Blue Eagles equalized courtesy of a Liao header off an Iñigo Herrera corner 17 minutes later.
Rupert Baña then nailed his sixth goal of the season in the 38th minute off a counter attack to put Ateneo ahead.
Jarvey Gayoso put the result beyond doubt with a goal in the 73rd minute header before Liao doubled his production four minutes later.
Earlier, John Abraham produced the late winner as defending champion University of the Philippines avenged its first round loss to Adamson University with a 2-1 win, while National University and University of the East battled to a scoreless stalemate.
The Tamaraws remained on top of the table with 15 points, but are only two clear of the now second-running Eagles.
The match was on its way for a draw until JB Borlongan made things happen with a superb set piece that led to Abraham's fantastic header.
The Fighting Maroons now have 10 points to level with the Bulldogs in fifth place, while the Falcons remained at eight points and are now tied with the Red Warriors in seventh spot.
A goalmouth scramble led Jesus Cadayong to open the scoring for Adamson University in the 49th minute.
But UP was able to level in the 81st minute, as Dane Saavedra found King Miyagi open for the equalizing header.