Malaysia FA Cup: JDT, Perak march on into third round

Gabriel Tan Gabriel Tan

Johor Darul Ta’zim are through to the third round of the Malaysia FA Cup after claiming a 2-1 extra-time win over Sabah.

Lee Kil-hoon initially put Sabah ahead at the Likas Stadium with his 24th-minute opener, only for Luciano Figueroa to level the scores seven minutes after the restart.

The tie then went into extra-time and, five minutes in, Gonzalo Cabrera scored what proved to be the winner to seal JDT’s progress.

Perak TBG also came from behind to advance as they defeated Sarawak 3-1 at the TLDM Stadium.

Although the hosts were initially trailing after Mateo Roskam broke the deadlock after five minutes, Wander Luiz grabbed the equaliser six minutes after.

Gilmar then put Perak ahead in the 36th minute and added another seven minutes before fulltime to make sure of the win.

In-form Terengganu continued their strong start to 2018 as they cruised to a 4-0 triumph over PJ Rangers, courtesy of goals by Lee Tuck, Igor Zonjic, Shahrul Aizad and Kipre Tchetche.

Premier League leaders FELDA United were also in fine form with a 5-2 rout of FELCRA, their fifth consecutive win of the season.

Finally, a Yeon Gi-sung brace helped PKNP FC to a 2-1 victory over Shahzan Muda, while Guilherme hit a hat-trick to inspire Kuala Lumpur to a comfortable 4-0 win over Kuching.

Photo credit: Johor Darul Ta’zim FC

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