On matchday 4 of the Punjab Super League, former champions Minerva Punjab FC went up against Khalsa Warriors FC at the Minerva Punjab FC grounds for the quarterfinals of the ongoing league. After four wins on the trot, Minerva Punjab FC started the game with high pressing and for most of the first half managed to keep the ball in the opposition half. In spite of a few quality balls, Minerva Punjab FC could not capitalize and the first half ended in a stalemate.
Himanshu Jangra started in the second half with Minerva Punjab FC starting to threaten the opposition with some pacy attacks from the flanks. In the 59th minute, Jangra got pulled down in the opposition box by the defender resulting in a penalty being awarded to the former champions. A very confident Jangra stood strong without any fear and slotted home the penalty.
The game then took an interesting turn as the Khalsa Warriors FC struggled to find an equalizer and thus testing Minerva Punjab FC’s defence, but in spite of a few quality chances, Minerva Punjab FC kept possession till the final whistle and eventually came out as the conquerors.
With four wins in a row, Minerva Punjab FC are through to the semifinals to be held on Friday, October 18.