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Kaya FC-Iloilo celebrates newest Copa Paulino Alcantara title. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO through Jihan Ivy P. Caparros

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 additional 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 may have prolonged the shootout, however referee Mick John Pineda ordered the Kaya midfielder to return to the spot for an additional kick.

Whereas Baas sealed the deal, it was goalkeeper Quincy Kammeraad who stored 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 stored going for 120 minutes however we received our palms on the trophy. I don’t care how we received 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 aim 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 web for Kaya’s equalizing aim.

Kaya appeared to have taken the lead within the 86th when Lopez-Mendy scored a rebound, just for the aim 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, sarcastically over Davao, and in 2021 towards the Azkals Improvement Group.

Davao settled for a runner-up end after a dream run which noticed the previous PFL aspect attain the knockout stage and produce a surprising two-legged semis win over Dynamic Herb Cebu in its return to top-flight competitors.

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