BY ZULHILMI ZAINAL Follow on Twitter
|MAN OF THE MATCH
Selangor 3-1 Ha Noi
Only the most argumentative of pundits would argue otherwise, but it is safe to say that hattrick hero Paulo Rangel was the man of the match for the Group F 2014 AFC Cup encounter between Selangor and Ha Noi T&T earlier.
He returned into the starting line up from his weekend MSL suspension, and what an opportune time it was, as Selangor needed a win to come back into the qualification battle after slipping into third following their away loss to the same team previously, who were first in the group going into match. All of his goals tonight were scored in the first half; in the 21st, 32nd, and 43rd minutes.
He also apparently scored each goal with head, right foot and left foot respectively too.
Whatever magic Rangel will conjure for the Red Giants throughout the remainder of the season, one thing will be sure; he is now in the radar of other teams in the region, and Selangor will have to spend big money to keep him in Shah Alam at the end of the season.