Reigning league champion Ceres-La Salle sustained its relentless charge with a 9-0 demolition of Pasargad Thursday night for its third straight win in Group B of the United Football League Cup at Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Bracing for a tough AFC Cup opener against Malaysian powerhouse Selangor on Tuesday, Ceres poured six goals in the second half to hike its tally to nine points in three matches.
Spanish striker Adrian Gallardo and Stephan Schrock combined for seven goals, while Kevin Ingreso and Martin Steuble were also on target for Ceres, which has scored a whopping 24 goals in its last two games.
Defending UFL Cup champion Kaya also warmed up for its AFC Cup campaign with a convincing 5-1 win over Agila earlier.
A brace from OJ Porteria and goals from Aly Borromeo, Kenshiro Daniels and Joven Bedic ensured maximum points for a Kaya side that will be the heavy underdogs when it faces Kitchee on Tuesday at Mong Kok Stadium in Hong Kong.
Meanwhile, the disciplinary committee has upheld the protest filed by Green Archers, contesting Global’s 2-1 win last Saturday.
The league said Global exceeded in the foreigner limit for its match day lineup, awarding Archers a 3-0 victory.