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  • April 12, 2014
  • • 19:45
  • • Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
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  • 90' + 8'
    That's it from me then. This is Teng Kiat and it has been a pleasure providing the updates. Til next time, good night!
  • 90' + 7'
    For Sime Darby, it can be said that they pulled off a tactical masterclass. A big victory for them.
  • 90' + 6'
    That is a hugely disappointing result for the LionsXII, but even they will admit that they didn't merit a victory tonight. Even the chances were not forthcoming and Fandi will be disappointed at another limp display.
  • 90' + 5'
    FULL TIME, LionsXII 0-1 Sime Darby FC! A shock victory for the away side!
  • 90' + 4'
    Yellow CardNur Areff Kamaruddin
  • 90' + 4'
    It's disappointing as Zulfahmi swings it into the area and Redzuan claims!
  • 90' + 3'
    Yellow CardFaritz Hameed
  • 90' + 3'
    Free-kick on the edge of the box, to the left. Last chance for the LionsXII...
  • 90' + 2'
    NO GOAL!! A free-kick from Zulfahmi causes confusion and Sufian appears to have headed it over the line before it is hacked clear, but the linesman does not signal for a goal!!
  • 90' + 1'
    SAVE! Izwan comes up trumps with a big save to deny Fahrul, who was found in acres of space on the right inside the box! That was the chance for Sime Darby to seal victory!
  • 90'
    Four minutes added on for the LionsXII to change things here.
  • 89'
    Time is running out here for the LionsXII, as Sime Darby deal with the barrage of long balls rather easily. When they break, Roskam is adept at holding up the ball.
  • 86'
    CHANCE! Roskam gets to a deft flick ahead of Izwan but the goalkeeper makes the block and the ball rebounds off the striker and out for a goal-kick!
  • 84'
    Yellow CardFadzli Saari
  • 84'
    SubstitutionNazrul Kamaruzaman Nur Areff Kamaruddin
  • 82'
    CHANCE! A free-kick falls to Faris, who is in acres of space inside the box, but his first touch fails him and Juzaili smacks the ball clear!
  • 80'
    As is standard protocol, Safuwan has been thrown upfront alongside Sufian and Amri as the LionsXII go for broke. The visitors will be happy to sit back and let them come.
  • 78'
    The LionsXII are piling on the pressure and Sime Darby keep punting it up, but the ball keeps coming back. Can the hosts make this pressure count?
  • 73'
    Yellow CardArif Ismail
  • 72'
    SAVE! Straight down the other end, Faris jinks past a marker on the edge of the box with a couple of stepovers but his curling effort is punched away by Redzuan!
  • 72'
    SAVE!! Nasrul is allowed time and space to advance towards goal and his grounder seems to be arrowing into the bottom corner, until Izwan parries it away! Fine effort.
  • 70'
    OVER! WHAT A CHANCE FOR SAFUWAN! A long throw finds Sufian in the box and the striker's shot is charged down. The ball falls to Safuwan, who hits it on the volley but it goes over from eight yards! Should have done better and he knows it!
  • 68'
    Faritz's cross is decent but well defended, with three team-mates lurking in the box. You get the sense that the LionsXII have to score soon to get something out of this.
  • 67'
    Yellow CardMadhu Mohana
    The centre-back follows the Croatian into the book, presumably for talking back.
  • 66'
    Yellow CardMateo Roskam
    A booking for the striker, who held back Madhu as the defender surged past him.
  • 65'
    SubstitutionNazrul Nazari Hafiz Sujad
    Showhand for Fandi, who makes his third and final change.
  • 62'
    Yellow CardZulfahmi Arifin
  • 61'
    Nasrul goes down like a sack of potatoes after Faritz thrusts an arm in his direction, and the crowd isn't very happy! The right-back is a little fortunate to escape a booking though.
  • 58'
    You have to say that Sime Darby have played their cards right in the first half and that goal gives them much incentive to sit tight and see this game out. As it is, they already have more possession than they did during the same spell in the first half, as the LionsXII start to push up more often.
  • 55'
    SubstitutionShahfiq Ghani Sufian Anuar
    Another change for the LionsXII, as the largely ineffective Shahfiq comes off.
  • 52'
    OVER! Seconds later, Amri gets to the end of a long ball and manages to poke it to Faris. The winger cuts in from the left, shows some quick feet to generate a yard of space before curling his attempt narrowly over the bar!
  • 52'
    SAVE! Shahfiq plays one-two with Faris before shooting from the edge of the area, but the shot takes a deflection and is gratefully clutched by Redzuan!
  • 49'
    OVER! What a chance for Roskam! Arif swings in a superb cross from the left and the Croatian times his jump well, but gets his header wrong at the near post! Should be putting that on target from six yards!
  • 47'
    WIDE! Zul gets right into the action he finds space 35 yards out and cracks a low shot wide!
  • 46'
    SECOND HALF KICK OFF!! LionsXII 0-1 Sime Darby FC!
  • 45'
    SubstitutionFirdaus Kasman Zulfahmi Arifin
    Half-time change for the LionsXII as the playmaker comes on.
  • As usual, the LionsXII have paid for their lack of clinical finishing after dominating the entire first half. It is a very familiar scenario but it is one that Fandi's men have not managed to address this season.
  • HALF-TIME, LionsXII 0-1 Sime Darby FC!
  • 45' + 2'
    AssistFahrul Razi
  • 45' + 2'
    GoalSyukur Saidin
    GOAL!!! SIME DARBY TAKE A SHOCK LEAD!! Fahrul Razi's corner swings out to Syukur near the top of the box and the midfielder meets it with a perfect first-time sidefooted volley into the bottom corner!!
  • 45' + 1'
    Roskam barges his way through the centre and eventually fires away a shot, which is deflected over for a corner!
  • 45'
    Yellow CardJuzaili Samion
    The Sime Darby skipper gets into the book for a mistimed tackle on Faris, who was leading a break.
  • 43'
    Excellent play from Faris who makes it out of a tight spot defensively before setting up a break, which sees Firdaus find Nazrul on the right with a sweeping cross-field ball. The latter eventually earns the corner, but Sime Darby get it away.
  • 42'
    The visitors have stabilised things a little while the LionsXII look to have lost their way, their early pace and energy having dissipated.
  • 41'
    Raihan and Firdaus misplace passes within seconds of the other, while Roskam got his all wrong when Sime Darby were on the break with three on three.
  • 39'
    Some moans of frustration as Nazrul thwacks a cross right out of play and into the King George's Stand. Can the LionsXII find a lead to take into the break?
  • 38'
    WIDE! Sime Darby have a free-kick and they look to pull off a routine, with Fadzli Saari nearly getting on the end of it. Warning signs for the LionsXII!
  • 37'
    WIDE! Sime Darby have a rare venture upfield and Syukur gets his shot away from 25 yards, but it's a rushed out and rolls wide of Izwan's left post!
  • 32'
    The LionsXII need to test the goalkeeper more and capitalise on this enormous amount of possession they are enjoying at the moment. As I say that, Shahfiq goes for goal from a free-kick near the right touchline but it's over the bar!
  • 31'
    SAVE!! Firdaus has a pop from 30 yards and Redzuan has to get down low to make a decent stop! Nearly took the goalkeeper by surprise there.
  • 28'
    WIDE! Redzuan does well to get a punch on the corner but it is weak and falls to Firdaus on 25 yards out. But the midfielder gets his shot all wrong and the first-time attempt skids well wide of the left post.
  • 27'
    Faris Ramli has been the liveliest player by far on the pitch and yet another jinking run is halted, earning his team a third corner.
  • 26'
    The LionsXII are well on top here but they haven't really troubled goalkeeper Redzuan as yet.
  • 24'
    SubstitutionAzmirul Azmi Fahrul Razi
    Early substitution for the visitors. Fahrul is a decidedly more attacking option than Azmirul.
  • 22'
    HANDBALL SHOUT TURNED DOWN! Faritz's cross looks to have hit Fairuz Aziz's arm as it bounced up in the box, but once again the referee is unmoved!
  • 19'
    OVER! Shakir beats two men with a surging run down the left before laying it off to Shahfiq just outside the box, but the latter's turn and shot is well over, much to the disappointment of the crowd and a screaming Firdaus Kasman, who wanted it set up for him.
  • 16'
    CLOSE! Faris is at the centre of things again as he finds Nazrul on the right with a through ball, but the latter's cross is excellently cleared by a recovering defender, as Amri came sliding in to meet it. The corner comes to naught.
  • 15'
    CLOSE! Faris surges down the left and whips in a superb low cross, but Amri can't get a touch on it with the goal gaping!
  • 14'
    SAVE! Firdaus Faudzi tries his luck from 35 yards but the free-kick lacks power and goes straight into Izwans arms! The LionsXII immediately break but Shahfiq's clever lobbed pass is just too far ahead of Faris.
  • 12'
    BLOCK! Shakir slides in to make a superb block as Nasrul pulled the trigger!
  • 10'
    Roskam has impressed with his movement and touches and looks like he could potentially be a dangerous outlet for the visitors. Ismail is not sitting back, having set up his team in a 4-4-2 formation.
  • 7'
    SAVE!! Roskam finds space down the right and plays in Nasrul with a lovely through ball but the striker's shot takes a deflection from a last-ditch tackle by Safuwan and Izwan is able to scramble it clear! What a clear chance there for the visitors!
  • 6'
    BLOCK! Faritz whips in a good low cross from the right and Firdaus fires off a first-time effort, but it's blocked by his own team-mate Amri!
  • 5'
    The early pressure all coming from the LionsXII, who seem in a hurry to get the opening goal.
  • 2'
    PENALTY SHOUT! Shahfiq lifts a ball over the top for Faris to run on to and the winger appears to be shoved to the ground by Azmirul, but referee Amirul Izwan waves away the appeals!
  • 1'
    KICK-OFF!!
  • The teams are out and we are ready. What is your prediction? Tweet me at @tengkiat!
  • There's a video tribute to the 12th man, or the LionsXII supporters, being played on the screen. You can't deny they have been amazing since the team was formed and as players, it must be heartening to see such great support whenever they take to the field.
  • Around 10 minutes to kick-off and the atmosphere is pretty decent. The stands have mostly filled up, it's a sea of red and white. Let's hope for a cracking game at JBS tonight.
  • They did force Izwan into making a couple of blinding saves in the 2-0 defeat last week, so the LionsXII should not underestimate the visitors tonight. Nonetheless, expectations are high for the hosts to make it two wins in a row and four from their last five. That's a pretty neat streak, if you ask me.
  • For Sime Darby, their Uzbek star Dilshod Sharofetdinov misses out but it will be a debut for their new striker Mateo Roskam. The Croatian has been brought in to replace misfiring Ghanian Wisdom Agblexo and coach Ismail Zakaria will hope he can bang in the goals.
  • The line-ups are in and it is an unchanged one for the LionsXII, for what I believe is the first time under Fandi's charge. Why change a winning team, eh?

    LionsXII: Izwan; Faritz, Madhu, Safuwan, Shakir; Raihan, Firdaus; Nazrul, Shahfiq, Faris; Amri.

    Bench: Khairulhin, Afiq, Hafiz, Aqhari, Zulfahmi, Sufian, Nizam.
  • Hello everyone, good evening and welcome to Goal Singapore's LIVE play-by-play updates from the Jalan Besar Stadium tonight! As I am sure you know, the LionsXII will be taking on Sime Darby FC in their 12th Malaysia Super League clash of the season.