Sudeva Delhi FC and Chennaiyin FC beat Zinc Football Academy and Muthoot Football Academy, respectively, at the Deccan Arena in Hyderabad on Thursday, January 26, 2023, to book their spots in the U-17 Youth Cup semifinals.
With the quarterfinals stage now over, the semifinals are set to get underway on Friday, January 27, when Himalayan FC Kinnaur will take on Classic Football Academy at 10am IST. The second semifinal between Sudeva Delhi FC and Chennaiyin FC will take place on Saturday, January 28 at 3pm IST; both matches will be played at the Deccan Arena in Hyderabad.
Zinc Football Academy pay the penalty against Sudeva Delhi FC
Sudeva Delhi FC 2-1 Zinc Football Academy
(S: 14′ Laltinlen Haokip, 82′ Ramesh Chhetri pen; Z: 61′ Mohammed Kaif)
It was a tightly-contested affair between Sudeva Delhi FC and Zinc Football Academy, as the former took the lead through Laltinlen Haokip on the 14th minute. While Zinc Football Academy mounted a comeback and drew level a minute after the hour mark through substitute Mohammed Kaif, a late penalty did them in.
Sudeva Delhi FC forward Ramesh Chhetri converted the penalty on the 82nd minute to take his side into the semifinals.
Chennaiyin FC dominate Muthoot Football Academy
Chennaiyin FC 3-0 Muthoot Football Academy
(45+1′ Makakmayum Daniyal, 65′ Prakadeswaran S, 90+1′ Lalthapuia)
In a clash between two sides from the southern reaches of the country, Chennaiyin FC came away with a commanding victory against Muthoot Football Academy from Kerala. 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.