UAAP 81 Football: Ateneo eyeing Final Four berth against UST
Santino Honasan on Apr 24, 2019 05:38 PM
A win or a draw for Ateneo earns them a spot in the Final Four alongside already-qualified FEU
MATCHES on THURSDAY, APRIL 25 (FEU Diliman)
9:00 AM - Ateneo vs UST
1:30 PM - DLSU vs. NU
3:30 PM - Adamson vs. UE
Ateneo de Manila University will look to clinch a spot in the Final Four when they take on University of Santo Tomas in a crucial matchup as the UAAP Season 81 Men’s Football Tournament resumes action on Thursday, April 25th at the FEU Diliman Football Field in Quezon City.
Currently sitting in second place behind Final Four-bound Far Eastern University, the Blue Eagles need only a draw to book a ticket to the post-season. A win however, helps them leapfrog the Tamaraws for the top seed.
FEU currently has 24 points, while Ateneo sits at 23 points.
The match will also be a pivotal one for last season’s runners-up UST, who are currently sitting outside the Final Four picture with 17 markers, just two behind fourth-seeded De La Salle University.
A win for the Growling Tigers puts them right back at fourth place with just two matches remaining.
Ateneo and UST do battle at 9:00 AM. Catch it on livestreaming via https://sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/uaap2 and via the iWant app.
Speaking of DLSU, the Green Archers will be looking to create some separation between themselves and the fifth seed, as they take on already-eliminated National University.
Currently holding on to the fourth spot with 19 points, a victory could possibly push the Taft-based side up to the third seed, overtaking defending champions University of the Philippines.
NU meanwhile, looks to end another disappointing season on a high note by winning out their remaining matchups.
DLSU and NU meet at 1:30 PM. Catch it LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23, S+A HD channel 166, LIGA channel 86, and LIGA HD channel 183. You can also catch it on livestreaming via https://sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/uaap2 and via the iWant app.
In the final match of the afternoon, a pair of also-ran programs hope to close out the season on positive notes, as Adamson University and University of the East cross paths.
While missing the post-season once again, Season 81 was definitely a year to remember for Adamson after posting their best season ever with eleven points off two victories and possibly a finish higher than 7th place for the first time since returning to the men’s football tournament.
After coming within a mere point of making the post season just a year ago, the Red Warriors experienced a massive turnaround as they now sit at the bottom of the standings with just eight points. They can still end their season on a roll however, with three matches left before packing it up for the year.
Adamson and UE face off at 3:30 PM. Catch it LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23, S+A HD channel 166, LIGA channel 86, and LIGA HD channel 183. You can also catch it on livestreaming via https://sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/uaap2 and via the iWant app.