Pahang reach Malaysia Cup final!

October 24, 2014

Pahang ran amok at the Darul Makmur Stadium as they defeated Kedah 5-0 to reach the Malaysia Cup final.


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Zainal Abidin Hassan’s side had lost the first leg 3-1 but backed by the home crowd, the Elephants trampled over the Red Eagles to win 6-3 on aggregate.

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Pahang led the first half 3-0 as they turned the tie after losing 3-1 in the first leg Kedah.

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The Elephants took only 25 minutes to put themselves level on aggregate and ahead on goal difference.

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Matias Conti connected with a corner just three minutes into play as R. Gopinathan scored their second after sneaking in to tap in Azamuddin Akil’s cross in the 25th minute.

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Azamuddin provided again four minutes later as Conti converted to make it 3-0 for Pahang.

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The Argentinean completed his hattrick after Dickson Nwakaeme danced with the ball in the box and set-up Conti for a stunning finish past the goalkeeper.

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Things went down a few notches in the second half as Kedah kept searching for a way back in.

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Khyrill Muhymeen and Baddrol Bakhtiar had a glorious chance to pull on back in the 70th minute with Khairul Azhan well beaten but the duo had a miscommunication and the chance was wasted.

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Three minutes later, Gopinathan put to bed any chance of a Kedah comeback through a rocketing shot into the net close from goal.




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