Veteran Marvin Angeles scored close to the dying to assist Davao Aguilas salvage an exhilarating 3-3 draw with Philippines Soccer League facet Mendiola FC 1991 to shore up its bid to succeed in the knockout stage of the Copa Paulino Alcantara on Saturday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Angeles struck the equalizer in stoppage time as Davao pressured the Bravemen, taking part in their first cup match, to share the spoil after a rugged encounter that saved the non-PFL facet on high of Group G with 10 factors in 4 matches.
Yannick Tuason scored twice for the Aguilas to maneuver on high of the lead within the race for the Golden Boot award.
Mendiola seemed to be on the verge of taking the total three factors when Elijhone Rasonable made it 3-2 within the 84th, till Angeles delivered 4 minutes into stoppage time.
Manila Digger additionally held a PFL membership to a stalemate after splitting a degree with Maharlika-Manila, 1-1, within the first recreation of the tripleheader.
Jhon Azores’ thirty ninth minute aim put Manila Digger forward however Maharlika pulled one again previous the hour mark courtesy of Ibrahima Ndour to stop the latter from struggling a shock defeat in its Group B debut.
Each outcomes almost overshadowed Kaya-Iloilo’s 7-0 drubbing of Loyola FC in a one-sided Group A match between former rivals within the defunct United Soccer League.
Fitch Arboleda had a brace whereas new additions Ricky Sendra, Justin Baas, Abou Sy and Mark Swainston additionally scored within the first match of the PFL champion’s bid to win a record-extending third Copa title.
Loyola ended the group stage with 4 factors on one win, one draw and three defeats, dimming its possibilities of sneaking a spot within the quarterfinals.
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