Global FC rules league with a match to spare to complete UFL season double
Mark Hartmann completed a hat-trick in Global's 7-0 rout of Laos FC. Jaime Campos

GLOBAL FC cemented its status as the best football team in the country this year as it ruled the United Football League on Sunday with a match to spare to complete season double.

Needing only a draw to clinch the title, the reigning UFL Cup champion still refused to pull its punches as it overwhelmed Laos FC, 7-0, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

Hikaru Minegishi and Matthew Hartmann registered a hat-trick each while Ivan Petrovic also found the back of the net for Global, which jacked up its tally to 47 points after 18 matches

The result dethroned defending champion Ceres-La Salle, Global’s closest pursuer that was left nine points behind the pacesetters and can only collect as many as 44 points in its last two outings.

Global thus claimed its first league title in two years and third overall.

The powerhouse club owned by Azkals manager Dan Palami also became the most successful UFL club with six trophies in Division 1, including two UFL Cup and one Football Alliance Cup conquests.

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