BY OOI KIN FAI Follow on Twitter
|MAN OF THE MATCH
LionsXII 2-3 JDT
A match that was very much reminiscent of the Arsenal triumph in the FA Cup, minus the extra time. Johor Darul Ta'zim earned a valuable away win, coming back from 2 goals down to beat Lions XII at their own den. Luciano Figueroa has been JDT's star man this season but takes a backseat this time to the exploits of countryman Pereyra Diaz.
The new JDT forward was in his element in this game and provided another sparking display to help his team to all 3 points. Diaz was involved in all 3 goals that JDT scored tonight. One goal and 2 assist, easily earns him the man of the match choice,
Starting out predominantly in the wide left attacking berth, Diaz rarely stuck to the sidelines. His constant movement and driving in-field caused a lot of confusion in the Lions' defence. His ever increasing partnership and understanding with Figueroa is a force to be reckoned with, as was evident in 2 of those goals.
Pablo Aimar may have left the team but in Diaz, JDT seemed to have found a lesser known player who is making a big impact.