The defeat put an end to Grilled's run of six consecutive wins in all competitions, after their 1-6 loss to Mia San Toa Payoh. Acting skipper Chan Ze Han
was of the opinion that his team didn't entirely deserve it.
"We were creamed early, but might still have managed to get back into it, if it weren't for Buffon." Chan said. "When people say that a good goalkeeper can decide a match by himself, today is what they're thinking of."
was in contrast not too disappointed, and instead urged the players to turn their energies towards Wednesday's other semifinals against Dragon Devil's instead.
"It was a useful wake-up call. Egan wasn't at his best, but it was never his real position. Fine instincts and finish from Kalki, I want to see more of that against the Devils."
As for the finals of Celtic against FC Platax - who ripped 1.FC Eierlikör by four clear goals in the other semis - Noubaryan gave Celtic a puncher's chance. "Platax still have the edge, but if Buffon keeps his form and their strikers raise their game, an upset's not impossible."