Nov 02, 2022 - FAS
Selangor Booked Their Place In The #TMPialaMalaysia2022 Quarter Finals
Selangor FC confirmed their progress to the 2022 TM Malaysia Cup Quarter Finals after successfully recording a 1-0 victory (3-0 on aggregate) in the second leg match of the round of 16 last night at the MBPJ Stadium, Kelana Jaya.
With two goals advantage, the Red Giants made two changes to the starting line-up with the return of Sharul Nazeem after being suspended for a match and Kelvin Kyei who was rewarded by Head Coach Tan Cheng Hoe to start the match after performing well in the first match in Kota Bharu previously.
Both teams started the match cautiously where there were not many dangerous attempts in the first half. Selangor made several attempts through Aliff Haiqal, Herlison Caion, Mukhairi Ajmal and Hein Htet Aung but failed to find the back of the net guarded well by Kelantan United’s goalkeeper, Fikri Che Soh.
Selangor, who dominated the match in terms of possession, were occasionally surprised by the opponent's counterattack, but Selangor's goalkeeper, Khairulazhan Mohd Khalid was composed to deny their attempts. Towards the end of the match, Selangor were awarded a free kick just outside the Kelantan United penalty box area. Mukhairi Ajmal who took the kick managed to make a dangerous cross which caused the opposing player, Nik Akif Syahiran to head the ball into his own net in the 90th minute and the score remained 1-0 until the end.
Here are some interesting facts to note from last night's game:
- 50th appearance for Norhakim Hassan
Left winger, Norhakim Hassan has made 50 appearances with the Red Giants since 2021.
- 26th 'Clean Sheet' for Khairulazhan
Goalkeeper, Khairulazhan recorded his 26th clean sheet with the club since 2016.
- Tan Cheng Hoe's unbeaten streak continues after six matches
Last night's 1-0 win saw Tan Cheng Hoe's record continue after six games with five wins and one draw previously.
With a 3-0 victory on aggregate, Selangor booked their ticket to the Quarter-Finals and will meet Negeri Sembilan at the MBPJ Stadium, Kelana Jaya, this November 6th before visiting Abdul Rahman Stadium, Paroi, on the 12th of November to fight for a slot in the Semi-Finals.
Come on Red Giants, let's fill MBPJ Stadium with a Red Yellow wave for this weekend's Quarter Final match!