Sudeva Delhi FC and Chennaiyin FC beat Zinc Football Academy and Muthoot Football Academy, respectively, at the Deccan Arena here on Thursday to book their spots in the U-17 Youth Cup semi-finals.
With the quarter-finals stage now over, the semi-finals are set to get underway on Friday when Himalayan FC Kinnaur will take on Classic Football Academy.
The second semi-final between Sudeva Delhi FC and Chennaiyin FC will take place on Saturday. Both matches will be played at the Deccan Arena.
Sudeva Delhi FC vs Zinc FA (2-1)
It was a tightly-contested affair between Sudeva Delhi and Zinc FA, as the former took the lead through Laltinlen Haokip in the 14th minute. While Zinc mounted a comeback and drew level a minute after the hour mark through substitute Mohammed Kaif, a late penalty did them in.
Sudeva forward Ramesh Chhetri converted the penalty on the 82nd minute to take his side into the semis.
Chennaiyin FC vs Muthoot FA (3-0)
In a clash between two sides from the southern reaches of the country, Chennaiyin came away with a commanding victory against Muthoot FA. Forward Makakmayum Daniyal scored in the first half injury time to give his side the lead ahead of the breather.
Captain Prakadeswaran S doubled the lead in the 65th, before substitute Lalthapuia secured the 3-0 victory in added time.
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