ATM outplayed hosts Terengganu to become the first team to qualify to the quarter finals of the Malaysia Cup whilst Selangor overwhelmed Pahang in Stadium Darul Makmur
Pre-tournament favorites, LionsXII were made to wait for qualification from the group stages of Malaysia Cup as they suffered a narrow 1-0 away defeat to PKNS FC courtesy of a late goal by former Tunisia Under-22 player, Helmi Loussaief. The battle between rivals; Johor FC and Johor at Stadium Pasir Gudang ended in a 3-1 win for the Southern Tigers.
ATM booked their Malaysia Cup quarter final ticket after a 2-0 win over controversy marred Terengganu at Stadium Sultan Ismail. Goals from Marlon James and Argentinian playmaker; Bruno Martelotto were enough to seal their qualification from the group. Kedah on the other hand held Kelantan to a bore draw at Stadium Darul Aman with Kedah’s Croatian hitman, Vedran Gorc squandering the game’s best chance.
Defending champions, Negeri Sembilan were held to a 1-1 draw by Sime Darby at the Selayang Stadium last night. Temperamental striker Ronaldinho Wleh scored the opener in the 10th minute before defender Alif Shamsudin equalized for the Deers in the 62nd minute. Elsewhere, troubled Perak were also held to a 2-2 draw by hosts Felda United.
The battle between two fallen giants of Malaysian football; Pahang and Selangor ended with a dominant 4-1 for the Red Giants with goals by veteran midfielder Amri Yahyah, former Aston Villa striker Bosko Balaban and young gun Rozaimi Abdul Rahman. The Elephants scored a consolation goal through a spot kick taken by Hafiz Kamal in the 73rd minute. The other Group D match saw Sarawak put six past the hapless T-Team in a 6-1 win at the State Stadium in Kuching with goals from Joel Epalle, Azizan Baba, Bobby Gonzales and Shahrudin Yakup. T-Team's consolation goal was scored by their talisman Zairo Anuar.