# JDT beat Selangor 7-6 in sudden death penalty shootout

# Felda United off to a winning start at their new stadium in Jengka


Super League champions Johor Darul Takzim retained the Charity Shield with a sudden death penalty 7-6 win over Malaysia Cup champions Selangor at the Larkin Stadium in Johor Bahru on Saturday.

The curtain raiser saw both teams share the spoils from the 1-1 draw during regulation time as the match also counted towards Super League points. A total of six matches were played.

Elsewhere, newly promoted Kedah and Penang tasted life in the Super League with defeats.

Felda United exacted sweet revenge on Kedah for the Malaysia Cup defeat in the semi-finals with a 2-0 win in their new Jenka Stadium while Penang fell to a 1-0 defeat to Terengganu at the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium in Kuala Terengganu.

Police got off to a winning start with a 1-0 win over Sarawak under new coach Datuk K. Rajagobal with Ali Ashfaq netting the winner in the 76th minute. The match was played at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Malacca.

Terengganu have their Argentine midfielder Gustavo Lopez to thank when he scored in the 25th minute which turned out to be the winner against Penang.

Pahang were lucky to escape defeat at the Darul Makmur Stadium and shared points with T-Team (now known as Terengganu FC II) in a 2-2 draw. German Pacheco netted a late late equaliser in the 90th minute.

The Terengganu outfit were headed for a win with goals by Muhammad Sapawi (71st) and Izzaq Farris (88th) after Dalibor Volas had put the Elephants in front. But Pacheco spoiled the show T-Team.

Felda United scored two quick goals in the second half through Lutfulla Turaev (64th) and Zah Rahan Krangar (68th) for a winning start in their new home in Jengka.

Kelantan and Perak could only manage a scoreless draw at the Perak Stadium in Ipoh.

The Charity Shield match saw a full house at the Larkin Stadium – the Home of the Southern Tigers – as JDT kick-started their season with the first trophy.

The homesters took the lead on 44 minutes when Singapore international Hariss Harun planted home a power packed header past Selangor goalkeeper Norazlan Razali off a corner kick by Safiq Rahim.

However, Selangor, under new coach Zainal Abidin Hassan, were rewarded on the hour mark when dead ball specialist Hafiz Kamal curled a delightful left footed freekick past the outstretched hands of JDT custodian Farizal Marlias.

In the shootout Jorge Pereyra Diaz muffed his spot kick for JDT while new signing Mauro Olivi failed with his for Selangor. It was 4-4 for both teams after the first five mandatory kicks

Azamuddin Akil for JDT and R. Gopinathan for Selangor failed with their spot kicks in the second round.

However, Mahali Jasuli, Aidil Zaquan Abdul Radzak and S. Kunanlan made it count for JDT while Azrin Nasrul Haq turned villain for Selangor when he sent his kick wide after Raimi Mohd Noor and Shahrol Kalam were on target.


Super League Results (Feb 13)

JDT    1      Selangor     1

(JDT win Charity Shield 7-6 in sudden death penalty shootout)

Terengganu   1    Penang     0

Pahang    2    T-Team (Terengganu FC II) 2

 Felda United   2    Kedah   0

Police    1     Sarawak     0

Perak     0    Kelantan     0 

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