CEBU FC moves on to the semifinals of the 2023 Copa Paulino Alcantara after a 6-1 aggregate win over Mendiola FC 1991 last Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.
Cebu FC breezed through the second leg with a 4-1 victory against Mendiola FC.
It immediately controlled the opening half of the match with the scoring of Japanese duo Rintaro Hama and Ryoo Togashi.
Hama scored the opening goal in the 20th minute, while Togashi added another seven minutes later.
Turkish forward Arda Çinkir made it a three-goal lead after hitting the back of the net in the 70th minute.
Mendiola FC finally found its target with a goal by John Marquez in the 86th minute.
Çinkir scored a brace after hitting his second goal three minutes later.
JB Borlongan had an impressive showing with his playmaking, with two assists, winning him Man of the Match honors.
Cebu FC will face Davao Aguilas in the semifinals
Davao Aguilas won over CF Manila, 2-0, on aggregate in the quarterfinals.
Philippine Football League titleholder Kaya FC-Iloilo will face Stallion FC-Laguna in the other semifinal showdown.
Kaya FC dominated University of the Philippines on an 11-0 aggregate, while Stallion FC outclassed Maharlika Manila FC on a 9-0 aggregate.