By FOX Sports staff
Apart from the chance to grab top spot, revenge would also have been on Harimau Selatan's minds given they were handed a 3-2 defeat by Pahang in the opening round of the season.
To add extra spice to the clash, both sides will also meet in the semi-finals of the Malaysia FA Cup, meaning Friday's encounter provided a prelude to what is likely to come at the end of next month.
In the end, it was Darul Takzim who took him the spoils after Leonel Nunez netted the only goal of the game in the 47th minute, curling home a sublime strike into the far corner after Norshahrul Idlan Talaha had broken through the middle and slid the ball into his path.
The effort was the Argentine's third in two games and already, he is looking like a legitimate successor to the recently-departed Dani Guiza.
Selangor failed to join Fandi Ahmad's side level on points at the top of the table after they were held to a 0-0 draw by ten-man Negri Sembilan.
Finally, defending champions Kelantan's bid to retain the title appears to be all but over after they fell to a 2-1 defeat at PKNS FC - their fifth of the season.
The Red Warriors had initially looked on track to claim all three points after new signing Ahmad Fakri Saarani netted his first goal for the club in the 7th minute with a close-range finish, after Faiz Subri had gone on a blinding run down the left and crossed the ball to his striker.
However, Slovak midfielder Roman Chmelo netted six minutes after the break with a left-footed strike into the bottom corner to make it 1-1, and with 18 minutes to go, Fauzan Dzulkifli struck PKNS's second to hand the Selangor-based side an impressive win.
Friday's Malaysia Super League Results
Darul Takzim 1-0 Pahang
Negri Sembilan 0-0 Selangor
PKNS FC 2-1 Kelantan