UP nips FEU to return to football finals
MANILA, Philippines --- Three-peat-seeking University of the Philippines leaned on a late goal to upend Far Eastern University, 2-1, to barge into the 75th UAAP men's football tournament finals, Sunday, February 17, at the Moro Lorenzo Field.
Down a goal in the first half, the Fighting Maroons gallantly fought back, equalizing through a Reymark Fernandez strike in the 64th minute before Gabe Mendoza pulled through late in extra time.
The win sent UP back into the finals in what has been a dramatic season as they chase a fourth title in five years.
Tamaraw Jess Melliza drilled in the opening goal in the 22nd minute but it wasn't enough to prevent the Maroons from ending Melliza's goal-scoring binge in the UAAP.
UP faces Ateneo de Manila University in a best-of-three finals series that starts on Thursday, February 21. - Rappler.com