2018 Copa Paulino Alcantara

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2018 Copa Paulino Alcantara
CountryPhilippines
DatesSeptember 1 – October 27, 2018
Teams6
ChampionsKaya–Iloilo (1st title)
Matches played15
Goals scored52 (3.47 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Robert Lopez Mendy (9 goals)
2019

The 2018 Copa Paulino Alcantara was the first edition of the Copa Paulino Alcantara,[1] the domestic football cup competition of the Philippines. The competition started on September 1, 2018[2] and concluded on October 27, 2018, with Kaya–Iloilo winning the inaugural tournament after defeating Davao Aguilas 1–0 in extra time.

The winners qualified for the 2019 AFC Cup.[3]

Participating clubs[edit]

All six clubs of the 2018 Philippines Football League are eligible to participate in the tournament.[3] On July 15, 2018 during the PFL Fans Day, it was announced that non-franchise clubs will also be allowed to join the cup competition provided that they will satisfy minimum licensing requirements which will be set for the competition.[4]

Philippines Football League
the 6 teams of the 2018 season

Format[edit]

Competition[edit]

The Copa Paulino Alcantara will commence on September 1, 2018 with a group phase of two groups with three teams each. A round robin format with home and away legs will be used for this phase. The top two teams advance to the semifinals with the group winners facing the runner-up team from the other group. The higher seeded teams will host the one-off semifinals. The final will consist of a single match as well.[2]

Draw[edit]

A draw to determine the composition of the groupings for the group phase will be held on August 26, 2018.[2]

Pot 1
(Seeded Teams)
Pot 2
(Non-seeded Teams)
Ceres–Negros (PFL Champion)
Kaya–Iloilo (PFL Runner-up)
Davao Aguilas
Global Cebu
JPV Marikina
Stallion Laguna

Group stage[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the semifinals

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification DAV STA CER
1 Davao Aguilas 4 3 1 0 9 2 +7 10 Semi-finals 0–0 2–1
2 Stallion Laguna 4 1 1 2 4 6 −2 4 0–4 3–0
3 Ceres–Negros 4 1 0 3 4 9 −5 3 1–3 2–1
Source: LFI

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification KAY JPV GLO
1 Kaya–Iloilo 4 3 1 0 9 3 +6 10 Semi-finals 1–0 4–0
2 JPV Marikina 4 2 0 2 6 6 0 6 0–1 4–3
3 Global Cebu 4 0 1 3 7 13 −6 1 3–3 1–2
Source: LFI

Knock-out stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Semifinals
October 21
Final
October 27
      
A1 Davao Aguilas 6
B2 JPV Marikina 1
W1 Davao Aguilas 0
W2 Kaya–Iloilo (a.e.t.) 1
B1 Kaya–Iloilo 3
A2 Stallion Laguna 2

Semi-finals[edit]

Final[edit]

Notes[edit]

a ^ Match was moved from the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila to Biñan Football Stadium in Biñan to anticipated bad weather due to Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong).[5]
b ^ Davao Aguilas by topping their group were given the right to play their semifinal match at home but due to the unavailability of their home stadium at the Davao del Norte Sports Complex in Tagum, the club opted to play their semifinal match at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PFL Season 2018 Begins March 3". Philippines Football League. January 31, 2018. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Philippines' cup competition: Copa Paulino Alcantara logo unveiled". Fox Sports. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b Saldajeno, Ivan (3 April 2018). "PFL Cup to be named Copa Paulino Alcantara". Philippine Canadian Inquirer. Philippine News Agency. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  4. ^ Dela Cruz, Jaimer (15 July 2018). "First PFL Fans Day and Soca Loca Mobile App Launch a success". Fox Sports Asia. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Untitled". Twitter. Philippines Football League. 14 September 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2018. In anticipation to adverse weather conditions, M11 Stallion Laguna Football Club Philippines vs Ceres-Negros FC scheduled on 15 September is moved to Binan Football Stadium. Kick-off is at 12:00nn. #KeepTheLegacy #WeArePFL
  6. ^ Saldajeno, Ivan Stewart (20 October 2018). "PFL Cup semis starts". Philippine News Agency. Retrieved 20 October 2018.