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  • March 29, 2014
  • • 19:45
  • • Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore

Live Commentary

  • That's it from me tonight then. Stay tuned to the match report as well as post-game quotes from both sides from Goal Singapore. Thank you all once again for having me with you. My name is Teng Kiat, you can find me on Twitter at @tengkiat and it has been a pleasure. Good night!
  • Full credit to T-Team, who displayed excellent resilience to bounce back, especially with the two injuries to their centre-backs. San Martin's free-kick was brilliant.
  • What a wasted opportunity for the LionsXII, who failed to put the game to bed as they missed a series of great opportunities. Their profligacy has come back to haunt them again.
  • 90' + 3'
    FULL TIME, LIONSXII 1-1 T-TEAM FC! The corner comes to nothing and the referee signals for full time!
  • 90' + 3'
    SAVE! AMRI IS DENIED! Faritz nods a long ball into Amri's path but Shahril is out in a flash to make a superb block!!
  • 90' + 2'
    Time running out for the LionsXII now...
  • 90' + 2'
    SO CLOSE FOR FARIS RAMLI!! Amri plays in the winger with a brilliant first-time pass and Faris cuts in from the left before dragging his grounder just wide of the near post!
  • 90' + 1'
    OFF THE LINE! SO CLOSE FOR SAFUWAN! The centre-back rises highest to head Zulfahmi's corner but Syuhiran hacks it off the line! Vital clearance!
  • 90'
    Three minutes of added time. The crowd get behind the LionsXII.
  • 90'
    WIDE!! Ramzul glances a header from San Martin's free-kick just wide of the near post! What a chance!
  • 89'
    Yellow Card Z. Arifin
  • 88'
    Nerves creeping in at the back for the LionsXII as sloppy defending and last-ditch clearances come into play now. Two minutes, plus stoppage time for them to get another goal.
  • 81'
    OVER! Another chance wasted as Madhu nods a powerful header over the bar from Zulfahmi's corner! The LionsXII can't afford to keep passing up all these opportunities!
  • 80'
    It's anyone's game now, really. Both teams clearly going for it now.
  • 76'
    SO CLOSE! WHAT A CHANCE FOR SAFUWAN!! Amri sends Faris racing down the left with a superb slide-rule pass. The winger perhaps took a touch too many before crossing for Safuwan, who could only poke the ball agonisingly wide of the post! Should have been 2-1!
  • 74'
    OVER! Shakir nods Zulfahmi's free-kick past the post after beating goalkeeper Shahril to the delivery!
  • 73'
    Safuwan has been thrown upfront alongside Amri, with Madhu filling in for him. Can he turn out to be the hero again?
  • 69'
    BLOCK! Madhu steps in with a crucial block off Evaldo's shot, with the Brazilian completely unmarked in the box!
  • 68'
    SAVE! Ramzul is certainly making an impact as he forces Izwan into a smart save with a fierce left-footed effort!
  • 67'
    SubstitutionS. Ghani Madhu Mohana
  • 62'
    Assist Ramzul Zahini Adnan
  • 62'
    GOAL!! SAN MARTIN MAKES IT 1-1! The substitute makes no mistake with a free-kick on the edge of the area, stepping up to bend it into the top right corner! Great strike!
  • 62'
    Goal Nelson San Martín
  • 61'
    SubstitutionHattaphon Bun An Ramzul Zahini Adnan
    The T-Team forward comes on as Azraai makes his third and final substitution.
  • 60'
    OVER! Warning sign for the LionsXII as San Martin picks up a loose ball in the box and blasts over from 12 yards! Should really have put that on target, at least.
  • 59'
    WIDE! SO CLOSE FOR SHAHFIQ! Faritz whips in a superb cross to the near post from the right and the striker glances his header inches past the far post!
  • 57'
    The LionsXII are working hard and moving the ball around but can't create any good opportunities. T-Team will only grown in confidence as long as this stays 1-0.
  • 54'
    Amri takes down a chipped pass in the box but is quickly crowded out. Hasn't really been his night so far.
  • 53'
    T-Team have started this half well and are getting forward more. The LionsXII need that second goal to calm nerves down.
  • 50'
    BLOCK! Evaldo nods down a cross to Patrich on the edge of the box but his volley takes a deflection off Faritz and loops behind for a corner. The set-piece is floated over the bar, disappointingly for T-Team.
  • 48'
    OVER! WHAT A CHANCE! Faritz storms down the right and the cross to Amri at the far post is good, but the striker opts to fake past Shahril and the angle is too tight for him to shoot. He lays it back to Faris, whose shot is deflected back to Firdaus at the other post. But the midfielder slams hit attempt over! Should have done better.
  • 46'
  • T-Team coach Azraai Khor will feel hard done by the two injuries. Brazilian defender Fabio Flor had to be taken off after just one minute, before replacement Marzuki Yusof had to come off as well near half-time. Whatever game plan he had must be shot to bits.
  • The hosts have a slim lead thanks to Safuwan's second goal in as many games, after he bagged his first of the season against Perak. The LionsXII probably deserve a second and will surely seek to step up their search after the break.
  • 45' + 3'
    HALF-TIME! LionsXII 1-0 T-Team FC!
  • 45' + 1'
    SubstitutionMarzuki Yusof Nelson San Martín
    The former Home United player comes on, as captain Hasbullah Awang drops back into central defence.
  • 45' + 1'
    SAVE! Amri gets on the end of the corner but can't sort out his feet and his shot is weak.
  • 45' + 1'
    SAVE! The LionsXII break after clearing a T-Team free-kick and Firdaus picks out Faris on the left with a sumptuous cross-field ball. The winger moves into the area and his cross is parried behind for a corner!
  • 45'
    Five minutes of added time signalled, as Nelson San Martin prepares to come on.
  • 42'
    Firdaus and Marzuki clash heads and it looks like the latter has to come off. He only just came on earlier in the game for Flor near the start.
  • 36'
    OVER!! Safuwan gets his head to Zulfahmi's deep cross but only manages to nod the ball over under pressure from the goalkeeper!
  • 34'
    SubstitutionHafiz Sujad Firdaus Kasman
    The left winger comes off early. Not sure whether it's due to injury or tactical reasons.
  • 33'
    WIDE! Shahfiq's sliding clearance from a corner falls to Azrul Hazwan on the edge of the box, but the midfielder elects to take it first time and his shot on the turn flies wide!
  • 31'
    Faris is causing left-back Syuhiran no end of trouble with his trickery and pace, but as yet there is no substantial end product.
  • 30'
    That early goal will be a boost for the LionsXII, who can breathe a little easier. A second goal before the break will be great too.
  • 27'
    Yellow Card S. Ghani
    Shahfiq goes in hard on Sharin and is rightly booked.
  • 24'
    GOAL!!! IT'S SAFUWAN AGAIN!! The centre-back strikes for a second consecutive game with a sweet shot from 25 yards that takes wicked bounces before going into Shahril's right-hand post! 1-0!
  • 24'
    Goal Safuwan Baharudin
  • 23'
    POST!! Amri gets his head to Zulfahmi's free-kick and is unlucky to see his attempt come off the near post! Shahril was rooted to the spot.
  • 22'
    SAVE! Faris gets himself out of a tight spot near the right and moves past three players, but the cross is to the near post and gathered by Shahril.
  • 21'
    Yellow Card Azrul Hazran Amiludin Baki
    First booking of the game goes to the left winger, who tripped Faris.
  • 17'
    T-Team players dropping like flies. This time, it's Sharin Sapein who hobbles off for some treatment before coming back on.
  • 16'
    BLOCK! Faris swings in a cross that is headed out only as far as Hafiz, who slams a superb first-time volley with his left peg. Fortunately for T-Team, one of their defenders gets in the way. That looked on target.
  • 14'
    Most of the early LionsXII attacks have come down the right through the effervescent Faris, while Afiq and Safuwan are dealing easily with the long balls being floated Evaldo's way.
  • 11'
    The majority of the possession is with the LionsXII and they have to make it count. Just as I say that, Safuwan is clipped on the heels by Azrul Hazran. A warning for the T-Team winger.
  • 10'
    A rather even first 10 minutes here, both teams tentatively probing the other's defence. Amri looks to have been bundled off the ball near the right byline, but the referee is not impressed. The crowd isn't, either.
  • 3'
    SubstitutionFábio Flor Marzuki Yusof
    Big blow for T-Team as their Brazilian centre-back is replaced.
  • 2'
    Flor went down in a heap as well before that and is now being stretchered off. Looks like he has done his knee.
  • 1'
    WIDE!! What a chance for Shahfiq! Faris skips past Flor on the right and his ball across is fumbled out to the striker six yards out by the goalkeeper, but he sidefoots it wide of the far post! Should have done better!
  • 1'
  • A moment of silence is observed for flight MH370. All thoughts and prayers with the passengers and their families.
  • The teams are out on the pitch now! Kick-off is imminent!
  • The LionsXII will hope to make it three wins in a row, having beaten PKNS FC here a week ago. T-Team's two strikers, Patrich and Evaldo, have only a goal each to their name, which might indicate they will struggle to test the hosts' defence. However, they do have Ramzul to bring off the bench. He has two goals to his name.
  • About 20 minutes away. T-Team have gone back into the dressing room, while the LionsXII players are only now beginning to trudge off. Jalan Besar is ready.
  • Shahfiq Ghani in for Gabriel Quak is the only change for the LionsXII from their last-gasp 1-0 win over Perak FA on Tuesday, with the latter not even on the bench tonight. The former is making his first start in a while. Syafiq Zainal is back on the bench, while I believe it is Ignatius Ang's first time in the squad this season.
  • We are about half an hour from kick off and here are the line-ups!

    LionsXII: Izwan; Faritz, Safuwan, Afiq, Shakir; Raihan, Zulfahmi; Faris, Shahfiq, Hafiz; Amri.

    T-Team: Shahril; Syuhiran, Flor, Hazwan, Hasbullah (C); Faizal, Azrul, Sharin, Hattaphon; Patrich, Evaldo.
  • Hello everybody, welcome to Goal Singapore's LIVE play-by-play updates of the MSL game between LionsXII and T-Team FC! My name is Teng Kiat and I will do my best to guide you through the action at Jalan Besar Stadium tonight! You can find me on Twitter at @tengkiat at well!