Player Ratings: Selangor 2 Terengganu 0

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Terengganu missed out on the chance to finish second in the Malaysia Super League, when they were defeated 2-0 by Selangor on Sunday.


BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter


Terengganu missed out on the chance to finish second in the 2018 Malaysia Super League and to secure a possible slot in the 2019 AFC Champions League, when they were defeated 2-0 by Selangor in their round 22 match at the Kuala Lumpur Football Association Stadium on Sunday. Find out who performed well in the clash and who did not.

SELANGOR

Haziq Ridwan - 8/10 (Man of the Match)

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The young custodian, playing in only his third competitive match for Selangor, picked up his second consecutive clean sheet in the match. He proved to be a steady pair of hands, keeping out a number of Terengganu chances while dealing confidently with aerial balls and long-range shots. Perhaps the third choice is ready to climb higher up the pecking order.

Namathevan Arunasalam - 7/10

The right back patrolled his flank well, and Terengganu could not attack from his side. Picked up an assist after his long pass to Rufino towards the end of the match ended in their second goal of the night.

Alfonso de la Cruz - 8/10

The Spanish centre back partnered up well with Ashmawi, and worked tirelessly to protect his goalkeeper from Tchetche Kipre's attempts.

Ashmawi Yakin - 7/10

The centre back did fairly well throughout the match to keep out the Turtles' attackers.

Syukri Azman - 6/10

The left back had a tough time guarding his flank and Terengganu's foreign attackers probably knew that he was the Selangor defence's weakest link, but he did enough to trouble the opposition.

Syahmi Safari - 7/10

Returning to the midfield position, the youngster had a relatively quiet game again, but had sufficient technique to break the deadlock and help his club take the lead.

Sean Selvaraj - 6/10

The winger proved to be dangerous on the ball, drawing the defenders towards him with his trickery. However, he could not make a bigger impact in the match, as his deliveries in the final third often failed to find his teammates.

Evan Dimas Darmono - 7/10

The Indonesian midfielder had a decent night, helping the Red Giants dominate the midfield and assisting the first goal.

Shahrul Igwan Samsudin - 6/10

The winger did not get enough time to showcase what he could do in the match, as he only lasted 28 minutes due to an injury.

Ilham Udin Armaiyn - 5/10

The Indonesian forward had his most frustrating night in a Selangor shirt, missing chance after glorious chance to score.

Rufino Segovia - 7/10

The Spaniard initially had a tough time with the opposing goalkeeper performing splendidly, but he kept his head down and worked tirelessly, before eventually ending his two-goal dearth to seal the win with his late goal. The goal also secured his place as the league's top scorer this season, with 19 goals.

Substitutions:

Amri Yahyah - 6/10

The evergreen forward came on early for Shahrul and predictably introduced some unpredictability into the hosts' game, but did not have a massive impact on their game.

Kannan Kalaiselvan, Joseph Kalang Tie - NA

Late changes.

TERENGGANU FC

Suffian Rahman - 7/10

The goalkeeper had a relatively good game, but on a night that the opposition led the shots count by a huge margin, he was never going to come up tops.

Kamal Azizi Zabri - 5/10

The right back was constantly troubled by the oppositions' attackers.

Nasrullah Haniff Johan - 5/10

The centre back gave Rufino and co. too much space, and the result was a defeat that could have been heavier had the hosts' attackers been more clinical in the danger area.

Igor Zonjić - 5/10

The Montenegrin centre back failed too command his defence and use his physique to keep out Rufino, who took this as invitation to make one attempt after another. 

Adib Aizuddin Latif - 5/10

The left back was constantly troubled by the oppositions' attackers.

Latiff Suhaimi - 5/10

The midfielder could not help his side gain control of the middle of the park, and the visitors were on the backfoot for most of the match.

Faiz Nasir - 5/10

Pushed down into midfield, the speedster had a quiet night.

Partiban Janasekaran - 6/10

The forward was too isolated from Kipre and could not combine with the target man to effectively threaten the hosts.

Do Dong-hyun - 6/10

The South Korean attacking midfielder had a quiet night in a match whereby his side did not have most of the possession.

Shahrul Aizad Zukufli - 5/10

The forward did not have a good night, even failiing to trap a routine pass right in front of head coach Irfan Bakti Abu Salim, which sparked an incendiary reaction out of the veteran gaffer. He was duly replaced by Ashari Samsudin just before the hour mark.

Kipré Tchétché - 6/10

The Ivorian forward started the day winning the MSL player of the month award for June, but finished the match that they needed to win in disappointment. They were not the better team in attack, but the skipper surely has to shoulder part of the blame due to his wastefulness, when he was presented with chances to score.

Substitutions:

Ashari Samsudin - 5/10

The former Malaysia international came on early in the second half, but failed to help his side find the back of the net.

Fauzi Abdul Kadar - 5/10

Replaced Dong-hyun in the 67th minute, but the midfielder was unable to help his side come back from going behind.

Fazirhikhwan Mat Rani - NA

Late substitution.

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