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Super League

  • March 20, 2012
  • • 19:45
  • • Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore

Live Commentary

  • A Sufian Anuar bullet header and an outstanding freekick from Croat Bosko Balaban decided the game. The points are shared and the Lions move up to second on the table with the point.
  • 90'
    The game ends 1-1. A fair result in a game with few clear chances.
  • 90'
    And with that the final whistle goes!
  • 90'
    Balaban powers a header at goal forcing Hyrul into an outstanding save! The keeper manages to tip it over for a corner.
  • 90'
    A capacity crowd of 7,500 fans are in the stadium today to catch this lively encounter!
  • 90'
    4 minutes of added time to be played.
  • 89'
    The play is stopped as Ramez Dayoub receives treatment after clattering into Sufian Anuar.
  • 87'
    The freekick has changed the mood in the stadium. The Selangor fans are buzzing with the home support booing every touch.
  • 86'
    The Lions have to hold on to the ball better. They defend well and are wasteful in possession yet again.
  • 85'
    The force is with the Malaysian side. Lions would be happy with a point as it stands.
  • 84'
    The Lions are defending in numbers with only Nizam in the Selangor half.
  • 83'
    The fans are on the edge of their seats. Who will get the winning goal?
  • 81'
    Goal Bosko Balaban
    Fabulous freekick! Balaban fires into the bottom right corner of the net. We are level with 9 minutes to play!
  • 80'
    Substitute Surendran nutmegs Sevki who pulls back. Selangor win a freekick on the edge of the box and Balaban stands over it.
  • 78'
    Yellow Card Amri Yahyah
    Amri is cautioned for a hard tackle on Irwan Shah.
  • 78'
    SubstitutionTaufiq Rahmat Safirul Sulaiman
  • 77'
    Injury Safirul Sulaiman
    Safirul is hurt and unable to continue. He's got to go off.
  • 76'
    The ball is worked to Fitri Shazwan on the wing and he puts in a decent cross only for Balaban to head wide. That was a good chance!
  • 76'
    Good play by Selangor but Balaban heads wide.
  • 74'
    Can Selangor find a response? The Lions are breaking up the play well and working the flanks.
  • 74'
    Play resumes.
  • 72'
    Isa Halim is down and he needs treatment. The medic races onto the field. Stoppage of play.
  • 71'
    This is getting rowdy. The Selangor players are being booed at their every touch.
  • 71'
    SubstitutionR. Surendran Azidan Sarudin
  • 66'
    The Lions have grown in confidence since that goal and seem to have the bit between their teeth!
  • 65'
    After his simulation in the first half, Balaban is being booed at every touch he takes.
  • 64'
    SubstitutionK. Gurusamy Mohammad Zainal
  • 63'
    The home crowd erupts as the Lions take the lead!
  • 62'
    Goal Sufian Anuar
    And just like that the Lions take the lead. Firdaus Kasman spreads the ball to Safirul Sulaiman and his inch perfect cross is met at the far post by Sufian Anuar!
  • 61'
    There is 30 minutes remaining but all to play for!
  • 60'
    That's better from the Lions. They string good passes together to Nizam on the edge of the box, but the ball is cleared for a throw.
  • 58'
    Irwan Shah swings in a cross and Firdaus powers a header goalwards. Saved by the keeper.
  • 58'
    The home crowd is getting noisy fully backing the Lions. Would that be enough to spur the home team on?
  • 56'
    Firdaus breaks into the Selangor box but makes a bad pass that is intercepted.
  • 55'
    Selangor coach Irfan Bakti is animated on the touch line after Sevki is fouled in possession.
  • 53'
    The Jalan Besar faithful break out into a round of Mexican wave as we wait for play to resume.
  • 51'
    Amri heads narrowly over from the freekick but fouls the keeper in the process. Stoppage in play as Hyrul receives treatment.
  • 50'
    The Lions are giving away needless freekicks and this might prove costly. Nizam fouls Azidan.
  • 48'
    Selangor take a quick freekick and put in a good cross but Hyrul smothers it.
  • 46'
    The Lions are being wasteful in possession.
  • 46'
    And we've kicked off. The second half is under way!
  • SubstitutionMadhu Mohana Firdaus Kasman
  • And the halftime whistle goes. Selangor has controlled most of the possession. The Lions would need to step up their game in the second half.
  • 45'
    Yellow Card Bosko Balaban
    Balaban is booked for simulation much to the delight of the home crowd!
  • 45'
    2 minutes of added time to be played!
  • 44'
    The Lions are being limited to freekicks from far and haven't really tested keeper Jeevanantham.
  • 43'
    Bosko Balaban is trying his best to score and almost gets his head to a cross from Amri. Hyrul gathers calmly.
  • 42'
    Shahdan puts the ball into the box from the half way line and the keeper fumbles. Ball is cleared to safety!
  • 41'
    Azidan has been on fire and again he beats a defender and takes a shot. It goes wide but Selangor are getting closer!
  • 39'
    Are the Lions missing the creative spark of Shahril Ishak? They seem to be lacking ideas in the final third.
  • 38'
    The locals boo as Nizam and Gunalan clash in the air for a header. Nizam landed awkwardly but is fine to continue.
  • 36'
    Azizan has been bright for Selangor and he wins a freekick 25 yards out. Balaban blasts the ball over the bar!
  • 35'
    Selangor are bossing play now with the Lions seeing less and less of the ball.
  • 34'
    Sufian's physical game is being handled well by the Selangor defence. He lacks support in the final third.
  • 32'
    Azidan Sarudin juggles the ball past a player and blazes over from outside the box. This game is warming up nicely!
  • 30'
    Selfish play by Nizam! He runs unchallenged into the Selangor half and takes a shot when passing was the better option.
  • 29'
    SubstitutionKhairul Nizam Yasir Hanapi
  • 28'
    The Lions clear the ball up-field and heave a huge sigh of relief.
  • 27'
    The chance was created by a shot by Balaban that was deflected to Fitri!
  • 27'
    Clearance of the line! Sufian Anuar clears off the goal line with a header after header from Fitri Shazwan!
  • 26'
    Azizan wins a freekick about 25 yard out and Balaban stands over it!
  • 25'
    Captain Amri Yahyah goes down from a hard tackle by Harun. Play stops momentarily.
  • 25'
    There hasn't been plenty of goal mouth action but there have been strings of good passing movements.
  • 23'
    A vocal group of 100 Selangor fans are cheering their team on with various chants and banners!
  • 22'
    But teams have set out with a 4-5-1 formation and plenty of play is taking place in midfield.
  • 19'
    Fitri Shazwan runs at the Lions defence but Hariss marshalls the ball out for a goal-kick!
  • 19'
    Balaban creates half a yard of space and take a shot. Goes narrowly wide.
  • 17'
    Hariss Harun meets the delivery but the ball goes harmless wide!
  • 16'
    Sufian has been troubling the defence with his off-the-ball running and wins a freekick from Safiq Rahim 25 yards out!
  • 16'
    Shahdan whips in a corner and Hariss Harun connects with a header but the whistle is blown for a foul.
  • 15'
    Sufian muscles a Selangor defender off the ball and wins a corner!
  • 14'
    The Lions are slowly growing in confidence and having more of the possession.
  • 13'
    Shahdan Sulaiman scuffs his shot from the edge of the box after a cut back by Yasir Hanapi. The crowd were ready to celebrate
  • 12'
    Lions defenders deal with the resulting corner.
  • 11'
    Save! Captain Amri Yahyah finds space from 25 yards and takes a pot shot. Keeper Hyrul clears for a corner!
  • 9'
    Selangor are bossing play. The Lions need to find their rhythm.
  • 7'
    Selangor defender Razman Roslan is down on the field. He needs treatment.
  • 6'
    Freekick driven into the wall and the Lions clear to safety.
  • 6'
    Freekick to Selangor from 20 yards. Safiq Rahim stands over the ball!
  • 5'
    Good play by Singapore. Shahdan wins the ball in midfield and spreads the ball to Irwan Shah. His cross is caught by keeper Jeevanantham.
  • 4'
    Selangor are closing down quickly putting pressure on the Lions defenders.
  • 3'
    Bosko Balaban heads narrowly wide from a corner by Safiq Rahim. LionsXII living dangerously.
  • 2'
    First chance for Selangor. Captain Amri Yahyah puts the ball into the box and keeper Hyrul clears the ball
  • 1'
    And we're off in the highly anticipated clash!
  • Formalities are done and we are about to kick-off.
  • The crowd goes wild as the teams come out to the pitch!
  • Surprise exclusion: Captain Shahril Ishak is left on the bench and Hariss Harun deputises
  • The crowd gets noisy as the lineups are announced for both teams!
  • We will have kick-off in 15 minutes as the LionsXII go head to head with Selangor! Follow our LIVE play by play from the ground!