UAAP: FEU-Diliman rips Ateneo to keep place on top in boys' football


Posted at Feb 06 2020 11:23 AM

UAAP: FEU-Diliman rips Ateneo to keep place on top in boys' football 1
Jacob Garciano grabbed a brace in FEU-Diliman's 4-0 win over Ateneo. UAAP Media

MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University (FEU)-Diliman stayed atop the league table after demolishing Ateneo de Manila High School, 4-0, in the UAAP Season 82 boys' football tournament on Wednesday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

The Baby Tamaraws now have a league-leading 14 points.

FEU's Gerald Estores capped the rout in the 89th minute, when he blew past Ateneo keeper Artuz Cezar for their fourth goal.

"In the first round, we failed to score against Ateneo. Everything was mental then. This time we wanted to show that all our efforts in training are not wasted," said Baby Tams coach Park Bobae.

FEU-Diliman settled for a goalless draw against Ateneo when they played in the first round.

On Wednesday, Jacob Garciano opened the scoring with a strike from the left flank that found the back of the net at the 18th minute before Karl Absalon made it 2-0 at the 41st minute with a flick.

Garciano then tallied his second goal of the day off a beautiful cross from Stephen Soria at the 49th minute.

"Jacob was supposed to be a starter since first round but he got injured. Now that his fitness is good, I think he can be far better because he has a lot of talent," Bobae said on Garciano.

Meanwhile, National University (NU)-Nazareth School and De La Salle Zobel battled to a scoreless draw.

With the results, La Salle-Zobel and Ateneo are now tied for the third and fourth spots with 7 points each.

NU remains at second place with 11 points.

The Bullpups had one last chance to gain full points, but Kian Lauriano's free kick from just outside the box sailed over the goal in the 94th minute.

Zobel's Angelo Escaria nearly broke through in the 80th minute with a strike from the right field, but his attempt was dealt with by NU goalkeeper Jhon Betanio. 

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