Player Ratings: Selangor 0 Kuala Lumpur 3 (agg. 3-3)

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On a night they scored three goals without conceding any, KL still didn't come out on top against rivals Selangor. Find out how the players performed.


BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter


On a night they scored three goals without conceding any, Kuala Lumpur (KL) still didn't come out on top against their Klang Valley rivals Selangor, in their second leg FA Cup quarter-final match. Find out how we rate each of the players who appeared in the encounter.

Selangor vs Kuala Lumpur match highlights

SELANGOR

Khairul Azhan Khalid - 7/10 (Man of the Match)

Returning to the starting line-up for the first time since their league defeat to Perak in March in which he conceded three goals as well before he was substituted off at the start of the second half, the former Malaysia custodian could have done a lot better to stop Kuala Lumpur's three goals, but he redeemed himself in the penalties by keeping out two spotkicks. Because of this Selangor are through to the semis, and he earned himself the Man of the Match title.

Selangor's Khairul Azhan Khalid 2016

Khairul Azhan Khalid. Photo by CSN

Razman Roslan - 4/10

As among the most experienced player on the pitch for the hosts, Razman's performance was lacking, especially considering that he was partnering up with debutante centre back Amirul Ashraf Ariffin in defence. Instead, the defence shipped in three goals that could have easily turned into four or more.

Amirul Ashraf Ariffin - 5/10

No sportswriter with a heart likes criticising a youngster in his senior team debut, but the 20-year old defender was out of his depth for much of the match. The youngster was picked to start as Willian Pacheco was suspended, Fairuz Aziz was not selected for the matchday squad and Ashmawi Yakin was benched. Amirul was nervous and could do little to stop any of the visitors' three goals. But at the end of the day they were still the winners of the tie, and a debutante couldn't ask for more.

Namathevan Arunasalam - 5/10

Had to concentrate more on defending against a very dangerous KL side, and as a result Selangor's attacks were impotent throughout the night. Should have done better to close down Indra in the run up to the second goal.

Kannan Kalaiselvan - 5/10

Had to concentrate more on defending against a very dangerous KL side. His poor marking of Ashri Chuchu led to the Hawks' 15th-minute opener.

Alfonso de la Cruz - 5/10

His first appearance since February 24, the centre back-turned midfielder still failed to win over the Selangor coaching staff and fans. Their midfield failed to hold the ball and contain KL's attacks, and a clash of heads between him and Achmad Jufriyanto Thohir meant he had to be taken off early in the second half.

Saiful Ridzuan Selamat - 6/10

The better of the two Selangor defensive midfielder, although that isn't saying much. Unlike Alfonso he stayed mostly in his own half and did what was required of him.

Evan Dimas Darmono - 6/10

The Indonesian midfielder had played better, and against KL failed to deliver the ball to the forwards well. Perhaps realising this, he made attempts at the KL goal a number of times but failed to find the target either.

Ilham Udin Armaiyn - 5/10

The other Indonesian in the squad had a night to forget, unable to connect well with striker Rufino Segovia and failed to threaten the KL defence with his runs.

Kugan Dhevarajan - 4/10

With Amri Yahyah suspended, Azamuddin Akil benched and Joseph Kalang Tie and Syahmi Safari injured, the winger was parachuted in as an attacker in the match. As a result, the 21-year old largely disappeared from the match and was substituted off for Sean Selvaraj at the hour mark.

Rufino Segovia - 6/10

The Spanish attacker made several attempts throughout the game, none of which found the target. He too was not as mobile and as successful in winning the ball as compared to the previous games.

Substitutions:

Sarkunan Krishnansamy - 6/10

The midfielder replaced the concussed Alfonso in the 50th minute and did an adequate job of holding the midfield, in what was his first senior appearance for Selangor this season.

Sean Eugene Selvaraj - 6/10

The young forward's introduction at the hour mark for Kugan injected a bit more liveliness into Selangor's attack, and nine minutes later he was unlucky to have his header kept out by KL custodian Khatul Anuar. 

Azamuddin Akil - NA

Came on five minutes into the extra time for Saiful when KL were more intent on running the clock down to go to penalties, and could not do a lot to change the game.

KUALA LUMPUR

Khatul Anuar - 7/10

The young goalkeeper ensured that Selangor could not score in the match, making two brilliant saves to keep out Rufino and Sean's headers within minutes in the second half. But his lack of experience could not help him make any save in the penalty shootout.

Firdaus Faudzi - 7/10

The defender did well to help keep out the Selangor attackers.

Bobur Akbarov - 8/10

The Uzbek centre back commanded his defence well, keeping out the usually lethal Rufino and making sure Khatul had good cover.

Achmad Jufriyanto Tohir - 7/10

The Indonesian defender paired up well with Akbarov, ensuring that Selangor were reduced to making attempts from outside the box for much of the night.

Syazwan Andik Ishak - 8/10

The left fullback could venture further up the pitch with Selangor struggling to string more than two passes together, and he added more threat in KL's attack. He capitalised on this chance, scoring KL's much-needed third goal in the 54th minute.

Zhafri Yahya - 8/10

The young midfielder helped ensure that his team won the battle in middle of the park, keeping his Selangor counterpart Evan at bay and stopping the Indonesian from delivering the ball to the forwards.

Irfan Zakaria - 8/10

The midfielder commanded the middle of the park, helping ensure that his team won the battle in midfield, keeping his Selangor counterpart Evan at bay and stopping the Indonesian from delivering the ball to the forwards.

Ashri Chuchu - 8/10

Playing on the right wing, Ashri used his experience to terrorise the Red Giants' inexperienced young defenders Amirul and Kannan. He spotted Amirul as the weakest link early, and used this knowledge to create the opening goal.

Indra Putra Mahayuddin - 7/10

Playing behind the forwards, Indra used his experience to overcome the hosts' young defenders. Assisted their second goal, but was unfortunate to have his spotkick in the shootout saved by Azhan.

Zaquan Adha Abdul Radzak - 7/10

The forward opened the scoring in the 15th minute but went relatively quiet following that, and couldn't help them find the much-needed fourth goal.

Paulo Josue - 7/10

Taking over the main striker role from his suspended compatriot Guilherme de Paula, Paulo performed adequately to help KL produce a comeback. Combined well with Indra to score their second goal.

Substitutions:

Hafiz Johar - NA

The defender was the only player change KL made throughout the 120 minutes, strangely enough.

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