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  • January 28, 2014
  • • 20:45
  • • Tan Sri Dato' Hj Hassan Yunos Stadium, Johor Bahru

Live Commentary

  • It's all over! LionsXII will go home with a very happy one point earned! They looked to be dead in the water until Aimar was taken off and immediately the visitors struck twice to draw level. Fandi will take this and so will the players. The fans? Well, going by the reaction it was like a Cup Final win! 2-2 is the final score, this is @bhaskunju signing off!
  • 90' + 4'
    Faris is brought down just outside the penalty box! It was a quick break and he was so unluckly as it looked like it might have been inside the box!
  • 90'
    Amri hits freekick into the wall and the resulting cornerkick is used to run the clock down.
  • 90'
    5 minutes of added time to be played as JDT push on. LionsXII look dangerous on the counter too. This could still go either way!
  • 85'
    What a save by the JDT keeper! Safuwan through on goal and he stuck his arm out just enough to push the ball out of his path. It looked SO CLOSE to being an unlikely winner for LionsXII!
  • 83'
    JDT are pushing ahead looking for a winner but the LionsXII are holding firm. They seem to lack just a bit of a flair with Aimar off
  • 79'
    Yellow Card Fazly Mazlan
  • 78'
    It's a familiar face on now for JDT. Hariss Harun is on the field and they might be hoping  he would know how to shackle the LionsXII
  • 75'
    Singapore fans have something to cheer for at last and Johor look absolutely shellshocked. This is turning into a nightmare for them..
  • 72'
    Let us catch our breath here for a moment! Aimar goes off and immediately LionsXII pull one back and then moments later they draw level! Could it be any more obvious that Aimar is too crucial to Johor!?
  • 69'
    Assist Safuwan Baharudin
  • 69'
    Goal Hafiz Sujad
  • 69'
    GOALLLL!!! LionsXII draw level!!!! Hafiz crosses into the box and Faris lays it off for Safuwan whose shot is parried right back into the path of Hafiz who makes no mistake from point blank!!! What a game!!
  • 66'
    Assist Madhu Mohana
  • 66'
    Goal Khairul Amri
    LionsXII have a lifeline!
  • 65'
    SubstitutionPablo Aimar Norshahrul Idlan Talaha
  • 65'
    SubstitutionSufian Anuar Aqhari Abdullah
  • 65'
    GOAL! Khairul Amri pulls one back! Just as Aimar leaves the field the visitors get a lifeline! Madhu takes a long throw into the penalty box and Amri jumps the highest to lob a header over the goalkeeper!
  • 60'
    SubstitutionSafiq Rahim Amirulhadi Zainal
  • 59'
    With Hafiz in defence he's a key player and he cannot afford to lose steam this early. Not when the team is 2-0 down
  • 57'
    Zulfahmi is looking rather fatigued at this stage, and this is the second match in a row that he looks exhausted near the hour mark.
  • 53'
    Zulfahmi stands over a rare freekick just outside the penalty box for the LionsXII. And... he fires it low and straight into the wall. He should have done better
  • 48'
    A quick shuffle from earlier in the game that I hadn't updated you on. Hafiz is in the left-back slot with Nazrul down the left wing. Safuwan as mentioned before is in the middle with Madhu as a centreback now
  • 47'
    And Madhu is so nearly taught a painful lesson by Aimar! He gets caught in possession and it's the alert Afiq who rescues him with an intervention!
  • 45'
    We have kick-off!
  • 45'
    SubstitutionIsa Halim Madhu Mohana
  • Halftime! Three minutes of added time is over and Fandi will be looking really really close at his options at the break as the LionsXII hope to recover from the 2-0 deficit. It was never going to be easy but 2-0 down at half-time is not what he would have hoped for in his worst fears
  • We're waiting for the start of the second-half and there's been a change. Madhu on for Isa, with Safuwan pushing into midfield. A tactical move probably to prevent Isa from getting a second yellow.
  • While we await the second half here are some match related articles for you to catch up on!

    Goal Singapore Roundtable Preview: JDT vs LionsXII

    Goal Singapore readers tip LionsXII to beat JDT

    Preview: JDT vs LionsXII

  • 43'
    Sloppy defending on both goals, this to convert a free kick and then that sublimely converted by the former Argentine international.
  • 41'
    GOALLL!! Aimar steps up to brilliantly convert the free-kick! Curled it into the far bottom corner out of Izwan's reach and this is turning into a bit of a riot right now!
  • 41'
    Goal Pablo Aimar
  • 40'
    Afiq goes into the books for nudging Amri as he was racing towards goal. Sloppy play by the LionsXII losing possession and then stumbling to recover
  • 40'
    Yellow Card Afiq Yunos
  • 37'
    Khairul Amri is down and the physio is on. Got his boots caught in a 50-50 challenge. He's been running all night but seems to be very closely watched
  • 33'
    CHANCE! Baihakki hits the upright! That corner was completely missed by the defence and the Singapore international easily nodded it towards goal. Unlucky it came off the post! It really seems like the defence is not quite holding up
  • 31'
    SubstitutionShakir Hamzah Nazrul Nazari
  • 28'
    Assist Pablo Aimar
  • 28'
    Goal Luciano Figueroa
    GOAL! The roof goes off the stadium as Figueroa finds the net! Aimar plays him through beautifully and the Spaniard finishes with ease sliding the ball past the onrushing Izwan! The defence were caught off by Aimar's pass and FIgueroa's movement!
  • 23'
    It's been Johor mostly with Figueroa being a real handful upfront. But the LionsXII defence has held up. For now at least!
  • 22'
    Baihakki goes right through Sufian from the back but no booking! He concedes a freekick though.
  • 15'
    It's Aimar's turn to go down clutching his face and Isa is let off for a warning despite barely making any contact! It's a start and stop game so far and the Lions are looking dangerously close to getting penalised a lot in this game
  • 10'
    Mahali with a blatant dive but referee does call for the foul. Sufian quickly diffuses the situation as well. Lions are going to get run over at this rate
  • 9'
    Yellow Card Isa Halim
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  • 8'
    Clash of boots and Isa and Amri tangle. Figueroa gets in the middle, he's incensed. Isa did swing his elbod out at Amri.
  • 1'
    The very familiar Baihakki Khaizan starts for JDT tonight. Aimar is in the squad as well, as is Figuero. The home fans really look up for it tonight
  • 1'
    And we have kick-off!
  • We're seconds away from kick-off here at Tan Sri Dato' Hj Hassan Yunos Stadium — Johor Bahru as LionsXII take on Johor Darul Takzim tonight in a much anticipated clash! Join me @bhaskunju as we await the teams!