That's it! Final whistle! Sundram asks why it was 7mins of added time but the match is over. 2-2 and both sides will accept that it was a fair result.
5 mins of added time and JDT are storming forward!
Yellow Card Baihakki Khaizan
Substitution Shahril Ishak Faris Ramli
Safee with an effort at the near post but his shot is way too weak. Not in the best of forms
The crowd has absolutely gone mad after that goal. 2-2 is not what they wanted but what a game it has been so far!
IRwan with an awful awful fould on Norshahrul who goes to ground. Lucky boy he is for staying on
Yellow Card Irwan Shah
Substitution Fazrul Nawaz Syafiq Zainal
Goal Idlan Talaha
GOALL!!! Norshahrul with a brilliant solo effort! Dances past the Lions defence and hits a low hard short to the far corner of Izwan's goal! 2-2!! That's what they were waiting for!
What a save from Izwan! World class save from close range! Guiza's freekick in and Muslim's knock on gets a touch from Baihakki. But Izwan reacts superbly to tip the ball wide from point blank range! Still 2-1 to LionsXII!
Safee Sali bursts through and gets on the end of a lovely lob into the box but his header is well over! Should have done so much better from close range!
Needless booking as Guiza lashes out at the referee. Foul not given and the Spanish international had a mouthful for the ref.
Yellow Card Dani Güiza
Well Fandi throws on Safee. That's three forwards in play now for JDT. Can one of Asia's best strikers get the much needed equaliser?
Substitution Ahmad Ezrie Shafizi Sazali Mohd Safee Sali
Yellow Card Muhamad Tuah Iskandar bin Jamaluddin
We're reaching the hour mark and JDT still can't find a way through. LionsXII don't seem too fond of venturing forward as well
Substitution Safiq Rahim Mohd Redzuan bin Nawi
Nurul Azwan's been a real thorn in the Lions backline. Bursts through and passes it forward to Guiza who gets outmuscled
Del Nero with a wasted opportunity! Baihakki gives ball away to the Italian but he gets caught in two minds and passes straight into the arms of Izwan instead
And we restart the second half! Norshahrul and Guiza get us underway
Halftime! 2-1 to LionsXII and the home fans know it is not what they came in for tonight! Hariss opened the accounts for the night before Del Nero scored his first goal for JDT to draw level. Then Baihakki gave the LionsXII the lead with a brilliant diving header. Stay tuned for the second half in 15 mins!
3 mins of added time
Yellow Card Fazrul Nawaz
Yellow Card Hafiz Sujad
That goal had the LionsXII fans on their feet in jubilation. Sundram gives two thumbs up and you know that means they've got it right.
Assist Shahril Ishak
Goal Baihakki Khaizan
GOAL FOR LIONSXII! 1-2! Baihakki gets on the end of a Shahril freekick and the low diving header beats the keeper at the nearpost! Advantage Lions!
Substitution Muhd Irfan bin Abdul Ghani Mohd Aidil Zafuan Abdul Radzak
Hariss with a hard low shot from inside the box but it is blocke by Zamir who gets down in time!
Guiza with an effort! but it cannons off Safuwan's back! LionsXII were lucky there as that shot was goal bound! They need to a lot better to shut down the Spaniard!
The game has slowed down a bit the last few mins after the excitement of the goals
Even the Crown Prince is on to the field to celebrate the goal! But del Nero gets a booking for his exuberant celebration. You can't take your shirt off Simone!
Yellow Card Simone Del Nero
Goal Simone Del Nero
GOAL! 1-1! Game on! Del Nero heads in from close range after Shafizie breaks down the left and crosses into the unmarker Italian who gets his FIRST goal for JDT!
Guiza wins a freekick just outside the penalty box. But Safiq Rahim's effort is disappointing. Skies the effort. You would expect better from the freekick expert
And with that goal LionsXII have stepped hard into the game as they chase down every ball. Johor are being forced into errors
GOAL FOR LIONSXII!! Safirul Sulaiman with a teasing cross in and Raihan Rahman lobs it back into the centre of the box. Shahril brings it under control and fires a shot that gets blocked. But Hariss had all the time and space to fire an unstoppable effort from inside the box! Into the roof of the net! 1-0!
Goal Hariss Harun
Cagey start for the lions as Johor press right from the kick-off. They are hungry for a first goal and of course a win!
And we have kick-off!
Teams shake hands and the match is about to kick-off in front of a roaring home crowd!
|Former Spain international GUIZA starts|
|Full house at Larkin Stadium|
We're now LIVE for Johor Darul Takzim vs LionsXII in the hotly anticipated MSL clash at Larkin Stadium! Sundram vs Fandi is the headlines but the match is further implications than pride. Both teams are battling for the early lead in the table. Follow me @bhaskunju for all the updates as we bring you the latest news straight from Johor! Kick-off in 30 minutes!
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