Pahang back-to-back Malaysia Cups

November 1, 2014

Pahang retained the Malaysia Cup after a 5-3 win in the shootout over Johor Darul Takzim (JDT)

 The match ended at 2-2 at 90 minutes and extra time could decide a winner.

JDT had the upper hand at the break

Two goals in three minutes by their Argentinean imports Jorge Pereyra Diaz and Luciano Figueroa turned the tie around for the Souther Tigers after Dickson Nwakaeme opened the scoring in the 14th minute.

Pahang started brightly with left winger R. Gopinathan being a constant torn to the JDT defence, which simply could not cope with his bursting runs.

He was brought down in the 13th minute and Nwakaeme headed home the resulting freekick by Azidan Sarudin.

Diaz equalised after a scramble in the box in the 31st minute. Yet, it was a good finish.

Just two minutes later, skipper Razman Roslan handled the ball and referee Nagor Amir pointed the spot. Figueroa sent the goalkeeper the wrong way for the lead.

The second half started off slower with both team in search of goals, Pahang to put themselves back in contention while JDT were out to increase their lead.

Figueroa had a glorious chance to increase the lead in the 53rd minute but he struck the post.

Saiful Nizam Miswan was sent off for allegedly elbowing Amri Yahyah in the 66th minute.

But that didn’t stop the Elephants ad Nwakaeme first forced a save from Al-Hafiz Hamzah in the 69th minute but equalising for Pahang with a simple tap in two minutes later.

Diaz later hit the post in the 86th minute as the match went into extra time.

Extra time could not seperate the teams as the match went into extra time.

All five of Pahang’s penalty kicks by Razman, Damiom Stewart, Shahrizan Salleh, Zesh Rehman and Hafiz Kamal went in while Khairul Azhan saved Norshahrul Idlan Talaha’s kick.





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