The victory by three goals meant that Grilled Birds had more or less booked their own passage, with VSV Hinten Dicht going through as Group A winners after their 2-0 shutout of VSV BackClose.
Grilled's quarterfinals opponents will be Kyrgyzstani II.2 club Nightstar 2, who finished ahead of their forebears - Italy's Nightstar - in Group D. Moreover, Cuba H.I. side Nightstar 3 also topped Group C, for a total of 24 out of 27 points for these clubs, the maximum possible given the unavoidable dropping of points between the former two.
With Nightstar 2's Venezuelan striker Helímenes Vegas currently leading the top scorers' chart with four goals, Grilled will have their work cut out for them. Yuta Nakakita
however remained upbeat.
"I don't think many expected us to advance after the first two games, but we did. It's nice to be chasing trophies on so many fronts."