Kaya-Iloilo captured the Copa Paulino Alcantara for a record-extending third time after hurdling the problem of Davao Aguilas-College of Makati, 4-3, on penalties following a 1-1 tie after further time Saturday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Justin Baas scored the winner off Aguilas goalkeeper Dini Ouattara following a retake as Kaya as soon as once more dominated the annual home cup competitors after falling quick to United Metropolis in final yr’s closing in Carmona, Cavite.
Ouattara really saved Baas’ preliminary try that might have prolonged the shootout, however referee Mick John Pineda ordered the Kaya midfielder to return to the spot for one more kick.
Whereas Baas sealed the deal, it was goalkeeper Quincy Kammeraad who saved Kaya alive within the shootout, making a pair of stops after Davao went forward when Paolo Bugas scored and Ouattara stopping Robert Lopez-Mendy in the course of the first try of each groups.
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“Credit score to the gamers, they saved going for 120 minutes however we bought our palms on the trophy. I don’t care how we bought it,” stated Kaya coach Colum Curtis.
It was the second time the Philippines Soccer League champions needed to come again after Davao led earlier than the halftime break courtesy of Yannick Tuazon’s purpose within the first half stoppage.
Nano Amita tied issues up within the sixty fifth minute when he took the ball away from Ouattara throughout a routine clearance earlier than lifting the ball previous the keeper and into the online for Kaya’s equalizing purpose.
Kaya appeared to have taken the lead within the 86th when Lopez-Mendy scored a rebound, just for the purpose to be disallowed due to an offside flag.
Kaya received all 10 video games in the course of the competitors so as to add this yr’s Copa to those it took within the inaugural staging in 2018, paradoxically over Davao, and in 2021 in opposition to the Azkals Improvement Workforce.
Davao settled for a runner-up end after a dream run which noticed the previous PFL aspect attain the knockout stage and produce a shocking two-legged semis win over Dynamic Herb Cebu in its return to top-flight competitors.
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