Kollam: Maharashtra entered the semifinals of the 67th Santosh Trophy national football tournament, beating Tamil Nadu 2-1 in a group B quarterfinal league match in Kollam on Tuesday.
They qualified for the semis by securing nine points after winning all the three matches in the quarterfinal league. Maharashtra had beaten Jharkhand 4-1 and Goa 3-0 in their earlier matches.
Both the goals were scored by M P Pradeep, a player from Kerala. After the first half went goalless, Pradeep scored for the winners in the 75th minute. Tamil Nadu replied in the 85th minute through A Raegan. Just three minutes later Pradeep scored again, which sealed the match in their favour.