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  • February 8, 2014
  • • 19:45
  • • Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
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  • That is all from me, as I bid you good bye from Jalan Besar. The LionsXII will be hoping for a better result when they travel to ATM next. Good night!
  • Well, there was no late winner for the LionsXII in the end as Terengganu ran the clock down at a throw-in. The hosts will be disappointed, but they showed little cutting edge and some good defending from the visitors frustrated them.
  • 90' + 3'
    FULL-TIME!
  • 90' + 1'
    In what is becoming a familiar sight this season, Safuwan has been pushed upfront alongside Shahfiq and Amri.
  • 90' + 1'
    Faris flicks a cross from Shakir horribly wide. The LionsXII supporters grip their seats tight.
  • 90'
    Three minutes added on. Is there late drama in store here at the Jalan Besar Stadium?
  • 89'
    SAVE! Izwan tips over Zairo's free-kick from 25 yards. Better safe than sorry from the LionsXII custodian.
  • 86'
    CHANCE! What a miss! Faris cuts in from the left and his cross is deflected to Shahfiq, who is in acres of space inside the box. The forward hits it first time but the shot goes just wide. That was a glorious opportunity!
  • 86'
    SubstitutionHafiz Sujad Madhu Mohana
    The long-throw specialist comes on.
  • 85'
    Barry gets to a loose ball and looks to charge past Safuwan, who makes the tackle. Throw in on the right for Terengganu, who are taking their time with it.
  • 84'
    Karlovic slides in well to stop Shahfiq in midfield. You have to say that Terengganu have defended well here.
  • 82'
    Ahmad Azlan is forced into a superb last-ditch tackle to deny Amri from racing clear!
  • 81'
    SubstitutionAshaari Shamsuddin Abdul Manaf Mamat
    Last and final change for the visitors, who opt to bring on a forward for another.
  • 76'
    CHANCE! Faritz crosses for Amri, who tries the spectacular but fortunately for Sharbinee, the overhead kick lacks power and accuracy although it is on target.
  • 74'
    SubstitutionIsmail Faruqi Asha'ri Zairo Anuar
    The captain comes off for Zairo Anuar, who has netted against the LionsXII before.
  • 74'
    About 15 minutes left in regulation of time. If the LionsXII are winning this, they are leaving it late.
  • 71'
    Yellow CardFakhrurazi Musa
    The substitute brings down Faris on the left, but the free-kick is poor and easily cleared.
  • 69'
    A rasping drive from Shahfiq from 35 yards but it flies wide. The LionsXII have struggled to get enough shots on target to genuinely threaten Sharbinee.
  • 64'
    SubstitutionGabriel Quak Nazrul Nazari
    Second LionsXII change follows straight after as Gabriel is taken off for Nazrul. Isa is still playing on.
  • 63'
    SubstitutionNor Hakim Hassan Fakhrurazi Musa
    First substitution of the night from Terengganu.
  • 62'
    The corner comes to nothing though. Meanwhile, Isa looks to be struggling and Nazrul Nazari can be seen warming up.
  • 61'
    CHANCE! Ashari tries one from 20 yards and Izwan uncharacteristically spills it behind for a corner.
  • 61'
    CHANCE! This it's Hafiz and his right foot but the shot goes wide. Good pressure from the LionsXII, but there's no end product.
  • 56'
    CHANCE! Afiq clears the ball straight to Karlovic, whose 25-yard piledriver whizzes just over the bar!
  • 52'
    CHANCE! Or rather, a fortunate let-off for Terengganu as Faris's cross is spilled by Sharbinee and bounces off Amri and on to the post!
  • 49'
    CLOSE!! Shahfiq steps up and bends a terrific effort that whisks just past the top corner! So close!
  • 48'
    Yellow CardMazlizam Mohamad
    The right-back cops a yellow for tripping Faris. Free-kick 30 yards out..
  • 47'
    Early pressure from the hosts, who earned two corners in a row. Both came to nought though.
  • 45'
    KICK-OFF!
  • 45'
    SubstitutionZulfahmi Arifin Faris Ramli
    As I said during half-time, a change on the flanks was needed and it appears as if Fandi read my thoughts. #mysticTK
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  • While Terengganu have not created much of note, it won't be long before they do if they are allowed to get further forward. The LionsXII have been sloppy with their passing one time too many and have to keep things tight. Perhaps a change on the flanks is needed for more penetration.
  • It's all level at the break, with the away side actually looking the more dangerous in the later stages of the first half. The LionsXII have faded away after a promising start and Fandi will be keen for them to get a quick goal after the restart.
  • 45' + 2'
    HALF-TIME!
  • 42'
    CHANCE! Barry beats Safuwan in a 50-50 challenge and is clear on goal, but the ball has bounced too far ahead of him and Izwan does very well to race out of his area to clear!
  • 41'
    Safuwan with a snide shove in the back of Ismail Faruqi and a needless free-kick is conceded. Karlovic swings it in but fortunately it's cleared.
  • 38'
    Terengganu have weathered the early storm and have now settled into the game. While they have not created clear chances, they have denied the LionsXII from doing the same for the past 15 minutes or so.
  • 37'
    Gabriel, now playing on the left, makes space for himself with a quick stepover but boots his cross out of play. Poor.
  • 36'
    Karlovic tries the cheeky chip from 40 yards out but Izwan was never in trouble as the Australian's attempt floats well wide.
  • 27'
    Optimistic shot from 35 yards from Gabriel, as Sharbinee watches the ball sail well over the goal.
  • 22'
    CHANCE! Gabriel does brilliantly to beat two players and plays the one-two with Shahfiq, but Zubir denies him with a good last-ditch block!
  • 20'
    CHANCE! Nor Hakim takes down a diagonal to the right with a sublime first touch that beats Shakir and surges into the area, but the cross is well defended with Barry lurking!
  • 15'
    CHANCE! Isa pounces on a loose ball in the box but Sharbinee comes flying out to make a great block! What a chance!
  • 13'
    CHANCE! Hafiz is caught by a high boot from Mazlizam and a free-kick is awarded. Zulfahmi swings it in and it's headed clear only as far as the right flank, where Safuwan belts in back in only from Amri to mistime his header from two yards out! The ball goes over and the visitors escape!
  • 10'
    Safuwan has a crack from a free-kick 25 yards out but drags the shot wide. Again, should have done better.
  • 8'
    Yellow CardMamadou Barry
    First yellow card of the night goes to Mamadou Barry for a late challenge on Shakir. Needless.
  • 7'
    And Bikana rises well but powers his header over! That wasn't too shabby, and the Cameroonia should have done better really.
  • 7'
    Mazlizam jinks down the right and earns a corner. What can Terengganu do from here...
  • 4'
    It's a 4-2-3-1 set-up from both sides. Amri upfront for the LionsXII, with Shahfiq behind him being flanked by Gabriel on the right and Hafiz on the left. For Terengganu, Barry is on his own with Ismail Faruqi in the hole. Norhakim and Ashari flank them, with Karlovic and Ahmad Nordin holding the fort.
  • 3'
    CHANCE! Shahfiq pounces on a loose ball and drives it straight at Sharbinee!
  • 1'
    An early through ball sends Hafiz racing clear but Sharbinee is out just in time to boot it away!
  • 1'
    KICK-OFF! HERE WE GO!
  • The teams are out and we are minutes away from kick-off. It's a full stadium tonight at Jalan Besar and the atmosphere will be rocking.
  • The Turtles though, won't roll over. They are second in the league, although admittedly it's still early days with only three games played. Their foreign pair of Marlo Karlovic and Mamadou Barry look to be the real threat upfront, with the latter having banged in two goals already. Top-scorer with three goals, Marcio da Silva, is on the bench though. Not bad a weapon to bring on if needed, I'd say.
  • Ah, he's finally done. The crowd gives him warm applause anyway. I find out his name is Kevin Lester, by the way. Right, back to the football... The LionsXII will surely be itching to bounce back after their 19-month unbeaten streak at home was snapped by Pahang FA in a 2-1 loss last week in the FA Cup. They are still unbeaten at home, as far as the MSL is concerned. Fandi Ahmad will be keen for his charges to keep it that way tonight.
  • There's a rapper out here on the pitch but I can't make out what he is banging on as the sound system appears to be screwed up. It's all echoey... it's awful.
  • The LionsXII players are kicking signed balls into the crowd as we speak. About 20 minutes away from kick-off, and the starting line-ups are as follows...

    XI: Izwan; Faritz, Safuwan, Afiq, Shakir; Isa (C), Zulfahmi; Gabriel, Hafiz, Amri; Shahfiq.

    Bench: Abdul Qadir, Madhu, Raihan, Firdaus, Faris, Nazrul, Sufian.

    Terengganu XI: Sharbinee; Mazlizam, Ahmad Azlan, Zubir, Bikana; Ismail (C), Karlovic, Nor Hakim, Ahmad Nordin; Barry, Ashaari.

    Bench: Izzuddin, Manaf, Zairo, Marcio, Hasmizan, Fakhrurazi, Nasril.
  • Hello everyone, welcome to Goal Singapore's LIVE updates of the MSL game between the LionsXII and Terengganu FA! My name is Teng Kiat and I will try my best to bring you all the action from Jalan Besar Stadium tonight!