Mighty Selangor fall
succumbed to their first defeat to Police in 13
meetings, losing 2-0 to the Premier League champions
in a Malaysia Cup Group D match at Shah Alam Stadium
In another match, T-Team scored nine minutes from
time to earn a 2-1 win over Sime Darby in Kuala
Ashfaq Ali fired home a penalty kick in the 15th
minute after the Maldives international was fouled
in the box by Selangor captain Bunyamin Umar, who
was subsequently sent off by referee Samsuddin
Ibrahim. It was Ashfaq’s third goal in the
Brazilian Chad Souza inflicted more pain on the
32-time champions by rifling home a pass from Bobby
Gonzales in the 68th minute.
In Kuala Terengganu, Sime Darby earned a penalty in
the 48th minute after T-Team captain Marzuki Yusoff
brought down Mahmoud Alamna inside the box.
Uzbekistan midfielder Dilshod Sharofetdinov
converted from the spot, sending goalkeeper Shahril
Faizal the wrong way, for the lead.
Sime Darby, however, conceded a penalty after Yosri
Derma Raju fouled T-Team substitute Ramzul Zahini in
the 58th minute. Leandro Dos Santos converted easily
to level the match.
Ramzul turned hero when he connected Dos Santos’
pass in the 81st minute to earn T-Team three points.
Police lead the group with maximum points after two
matches, three ahead of Selangor and T-Team while
Sime Darby are bottom without any point.
In Group B, Perak recorded their second successive
win by overcoming Sarawak 2-0, courtesy of goals by
captain Nasir Basharuddin (44th) and Abdul Hafiz
(49th) in Ipoh.
In the other match, Terengganu overcame an early
hiccup to edge a resilient Kedah 3-2 in Alor Star.
Ashaari Samsuddin’s brace in the eighth and 44th
minutes gave Terengganu a 2-0 lead before Kedah
replied through Billy Mehmet (45th) and Baddrol
However, Mario Karlovic sealed three points for the
visitors with a goal in the 74th minute.
Perak lead the group with six points followed by
Terengganu and Sarawak, who have collected three
Source: NST, 21
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