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April 19, 2013 8:45 PM MYT
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Johor Darul Takzim - Pahang Preview: Southern Tigers to continue fine run against Elephants

Both teams will want to take their FA Cup momentum into the league match, in what will be a preview of the FA Cup semi-final between the two teams

By Nik Afiq

Johor Darul Takzim vs LionsXII - fans - Johor flag waving
Cesare Polenghi
  PROBABLE LINEUPS

 

JOHOR DT

Al-Hafiz
Mansor - Aidil - Kamarul - Farid
Ezrie - Safiq (c) - NorshahrulAndre - Thanaraj
Norshahrul - Nunez

PAHANG

Nasril
Jalaluddin - Zaiza - Razman
Amirulhadi - Azidan - Hafiz - Gopi
Azamuddin (c) - Conti - Fauzi

Before their clash in the FA Cup semi-finals, both teams will lock horns in their Super League fixture first as JDT host Pahang in Johor Bahru.

The Southern Tigers are currently in good form after two away wins in their last two matches; a 1-0 win at Terengganu followed by a comeback win to beat Selangor 2-1 at the Shah Alam Stadium. They will be eager to continue that winning run at home against Pahang and overtake Selangor and LionsXII at the top of the table.

JDT will rely on their new import player, Leonel Nunez, who scored a brace again Selangor in their last game. Fandi Ahmad can also play Safee Sali and Norshahrul, so he may decide to switch back to his preferred 4-3-3 formation which he has favoured on many occasions this season.

Pahang, on the other hand, have rediscovered their early season form once again after recording three straight wins in all competitions.

Dollah Salleh will look to put faith in his two star players Azamuddin Akil and Fauzi Roslan to once again lead the front line for the Elephants. R Gopinathan, currently in a rich vein of form, will be crucial to helping the visitors whenever they are going forward.

  DID YOU KNOW?

  • Pahang coach, Dollah Salleh

    Johor Darul Takzim's new import player, Andre Francisco, played for Johor FA before switching to Johor Darul Takzim.

  • The Southern Tigers have the second highest goal-scoring tally in the Malaysian Super League at 19 goals; the same as Pahang.

  • Pahang will face JDT in the two-leg FA Cup semi-final next month.

  • Pahang can move up to third place in the league if they manage to beat JDT in this game.


 

 



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Available Squads
1Khairul Azhan KhalidGoalkeeper
3Saiful Nizam MiswanDefender
4Damion StewartDefender
2Jalaluddin JaafarDefender
21Hafiz KamalMidfielder
11Faizol HussienMidfielder
13Amirulhadi ZainalMidfielder
24R. GopinathanMidfielder
20Shahrizan SallehDefender
9Matías ContiStriker
12Azamuddin AkilStriker
13Razman RoslanDefender
17Zaiza Zainal AbidinDefender
8Azidan SarudinMidfielder
7R. SurendranMidfielder
19Fauzi RoslanStriker
18Syawal NorsamDefender
-Mohd Rosfaizul Azuar bin AliGoalkeeper
Probable Lineups
Al-Hafiz Hamzah 22
Farid Ramli 23
Kamarul Kamaruddin 26
Aidil Zafuan Radzak 7
Nazri Ahmad 18
K. Thanaraj 0
 Nurul Azwan Roya 12
Ahmad Ezrie Shafizi Sazali 0
Jasazrin Jamaluddin 21
Norshahrul Idlan Talaha 9
Leonel Jorge Núñez 29
Khairul Azhan Khalid 1
Saiful Nizam Miswan 3
Damion Stewart 4
Jalaluddin Jaafar 2
Hafiz Kamal 21
Faizol Hussien 11
Amirulhadi Zainal 13
R. Gopinathan 24
Shahrizan Salleh 20
Matías Conti 9
Azamuddin Akil 12
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Paulo Rangel Paulo Rangel
Striker
Selangor
11 2
Luciano Figueroa Luciano Figueroa
Striker
JDT
7 0
Matías Conti Matías Conti
Striker
Pahang
7 0
Dickson Nwakaeme Dickson Nwakaeme
Striker
Pahang
6 0
Juan Arostegui Juan Arostegui
Striker
ATM
5 0