TAGUIG, Philippines - ANDREW Santiago scored two goals as Pachanga FC overthrow defending Cup champions Stallions FC 5-3 in the last United Football League Cup quarterfinals game date Thursday night at the Emperador Stadium.
Pachanga grabbed the lead as Santiago and Ossenou Diop took advantage of last year's titleholders' slipshod defense to knock down their respective goals in the 1st and 6th minute for the two goal advantage early in the game.
Stallions finally settled in and inched way back to the match as they responded with two goals by O.J. Clarino and Junior Munoz in the 18th and 32nd minute respectively to equalize the game before halftime.
Reza Amirkhizan posted a beautiful curling free kick as Pachanga regained the lead in the 51st minute before Davide Cortina's corner kick sets up Santiago who is lurking from the blind side as his bullet header gave his team a comfortable advantage in the 64th minute.
Stallions' captain Ruben Doctora quickly answered one back in the 67th minute as he was all alone on the offensive, beating the Pachanga keeper to trim down the lead to one.
Anto Gonzales organized a left wing attack and sets up Ariel Zerrudo for Pachanga's fifth goal in the 82nd minute and to finally secure the last semifinals spot.
Philippine Air Force FC continued its remarkable run in the knockout stages as they bring down fellow Division II club Union Internacional Manila FC 1-nil in extra time courtesy of Jimmy Vergara's left volley in the 117th minute to capture the other semifinals seat. JJB
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