Recaps of Tuesday's Quarterfinals matches in Emperador Stadium
Loyola Meralco Sparks 2, Global 0
“I like having a trump card coming off the bench” said Loyola coach Vince Santos. On Tuesday night, he had a true Ace of Spades in substitute Phil Younghusband.
Coming off a week where he missed three training sessions because of injury, Phil began the eagerly-awaited quarters clash with Global on the pine, with Boyet Cañedo starting instead.
But in the 34th minute the Philippines' all-time leading scorer in Internationals came in for Cañedo, and a minute before the hour mark, scored the game's opening goal.
Chad Gould, playing striker from the right flank on the play, centered to Younghusband, who one-timed the pass from just outside the box into the low left corner, past Global keeper Roland Dely Sadia's hands.
The score ignited celebrations among the Sparks fans in the bleachers and as Phil ran to join them, found referee Ariel Montaña in his way. To everyone's surprise, he gave theRead More »from UFL Cup: heroics from Phil YH, Chieffy, power Sparks and Archers to semis