# Sabah holds Perak to a 2-2 draw in return-leg in Likas Stadium


Sabah gave their best in the return-leg Malaysia Cup semi-final at the Likas Stadium in Kota Kinabalu on Sunday but could only manage a 2-2 draw against Perak.

Perak, champions in 200, however, rode on their massive 5-0 win in the first-leg at the Perak Stadium in Ipoh on Oct 7 and advanced to the final 7-2 on aggregate.

On Saturday defending champions, Johor Darul Takzim were knocked out of the competition by Terengganu who advanced 3-2 on aggregate after a 2-2 draw in the second-leg at the Larkin Stadium in Johor Bahru. Terengganu won the first-leg 1-0.

The Terengganu-Perak final will be played at the Shah Alam Stadium on Oct 27. Perak last won the silverware in 2000 while Terengganu won in 2001.

Perak’s Brazilian striker Gilmar Filho hit a brace for the team – equalizing from the penalty spot to wipe out Sabah’s 34th-minute lead through Sabri Sahar from a corner kick by Elias Sulaiman.

Gilmar put Perak 2-1 up and 7-1 on aggregate on 80 minutes when he outwitted several markers before slotting home past Rozaimi.

Still, Sabah did not give up and skipper Rawilson Batuil put his team on level terms with an 85th-minute header for a 2-2 draw. RIZAL ABDULLAH


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