By Gabriel TanFollow @@gabetan13
Reporting from the Jalan Besar Stadium
Carli de Murga was initially the star of the show for the United Football League giants as he netted a clinical hat-trick in the first half to put his side firmly in control, before Rufinho Sanchez made it 4-0 ten minutes after the break with an expertly-taken header.
The Bruneians managed to salvage some pride in the 62nd minute when they netted through a terrific volley by Arturas Rimkevicius, before Tales dos Santos pulled another back six minutes later, although they initially looked little more than consolation efforts.
But eight minutes from time, Rimkevicius broke free and scored to make it 4-3 before Moreira headed home a freekick to level the scores on the night, although it Global ultimately did enough in the closing stages to hang on and progress.
The Philippine outfit will now have to wait for Sunday's match between Tanjong Pagar United and compatriots Loyola Meralco Sparks to find out who they will meet in the semi-finals.
Having claimed the slimmest of leads in Wednesday's first leg thanks to Sanchez's last-gasp winner, there was still plenty to do for Global for them to secure their place in the last four.
But they certainly started the brighter of the two sides on Saturday evening and had their first chance in the fifth minute; Misagh Bahadoran going on a great dribble past two men before his cross deflected into the path of De Murga, who drilled a first-time shot inches wide.
Nine minutes later, Bahadoran had a chance of his own when he met De Murga's freekick with a bullet header that was destined for the back of the net until Wardun Yussof kept it out with a flying save.
Bahadoran was posing a real threat in the opening exchanges and in the 20th minute, he played a key role as Global took the lead; releasing the overlapping Jeffrey Christiaens, who floated a perfect over Wardun to leave De Murga with a simple header into the unguarded net.
The designated visitors then had another similar chance six minutes later when Sanchez raced onto Delon Patrick Yao's pass and skipped past Rosmin Kamis before floating in a tantalising cross in search of De Murga, but Wardun did enough to claim the cross and halt the threat.
Two minutes after the half-hour mark, De Murga threaded a lovely ball from the edge of the box to Sanchez, who skipped past a man to break free but unselfishly looked for the return pass, allowing Shahrulrizal Abd Rahman to weigh in with a vital deflection.
By now, Global were really dominating their opponents and in the 37th minute, they duly made it 2-0 after a sweeping counterattack saw them push forward in a five-on-three situation, allowing Joshua Beloya to slip a perfect ball for De Murga to coolly slot home his second.
Now three goals down on aggregate, DPMM fast needed a goal if they were to keep alive their hopes a miraculous comeback but they did manage to carve out a decent opening three minutes later; Joao Moreira diverting Sairol Sahari's left-wing cross into the path of Subhi Abdilah, who fired a shot on the turn inches wide of the far post.
But just before the break, Global all but secured their progress as they netted a third when Paul Mulders received the ball on the edge of the box and played a lovely back-heel into the path of De Murga, who burst into the box before firing into the bottom corner to complete his hat-trick.
And as if he had not already done enough to claim man-of-the-match honours, the Philippines international then decided to weigh in with an assist as well in the 55th minute, finding space down the right and measuring his cross to perfection, allowing Sanchez to send an excellent glancing header into the bottom corner for his side's fourth.
Although they now had little but pride to play for, DPMM refused to give up and threatened the opposition goal four minutes later when Azwan Saleh lined up 30-yard freekick and went straight for goal, but Roland Dely Sadia refused to be beaten and tipped his dipping effort over.
But two minutes after the half-hour mark, they finally managed to grab a consolation when a long ball into the box fell to Rimkevicius, who sent a fantastic volley over Sadia and in off the bar.
Global were then dealt a blow when Sadia picked up an injury and had to be replaced, and at the very same time, opposing coach Vjeran Simunic decided to send on towering defender Dos Santos as an auxiliary forward.
And the Brazilian had an immediate impact seconds after coming on, rising highest to meet Azwan's inswinging corner in the 68th minute at the near post before sending a bullet header past Eduard Sacapano.
By now, DPMM were beginning to believe a fightback of epic proportions was possible, and things got better for them eight minutes from time when Dos Santos slipped a lovely ball to send Rimkevicius through, and the Lithuanian made no mistake in firing into the bottom corner.
Just three minutes later, the score was incredibly level on the night after Azwan whipped another dangerous freekick into the box, where it was met by Moreira with a firm header into the back of the net.
A couple of minutes later, the Bruneians were reduced to ten men when Pg Sallehuddin Damit received a second yellow, but they refused to be deterred and continued to apply pressure on the opposition defence.
But in the end, DPMM had just left themselves with too much of a mountain to climb and ultimately they failed to find a fifth goal to force extra-time, paving the way for Global to advance into the last four.
DPMM FC: Wardun Yussof, Shahrulrizal Abd Rahman (Hendra Azam 44'), Pg Sallehuddin Damit, Sairol Sahari (Tales dos Santos 68'), Subhi Abdilah, Rosmin Kamis (Azwan Ali 46'), Azwan Saleh, Helmi Zambin, Rodrigo Tosi, Arturas Rimkevicius, Joao Moreira.
Global: Roland Dely Sadia (Eduard Sacapano 68'), Jerry Barbaso, Ange Guisso, Ben Starosta, Jeffrey Christiaens, Delon Patrick Yao, Carli de Murga, Paul Mulders, Joshua Beloya (Nino Ochoterena 90'), Misagh Bahadoran (Marvin Angeles 53'), Rufinho Sanchez.
Image courtesy of FAS (Justin Qian)