In the Malaysia Cup semi-finals at the Darulaman Stadium in Alor Setar, Pahang let the lead slip twice as they drew 3-3 to Kedah in the first leg of the Malaysia Cup semi-finals.
On Saturday night of 19 October, Midfielder Nor Azam Azih appeared to have given the substantial team a crucial away win with the 72nd-minute strike. However, Mohd Zaquan Adha Abdul Razak equalized deep into added time to keep the score square in a heart throbbing run across the encounter. Visitors Pahang had earlier taken the lead through goals from winger Wan Zaharulnizam Zakaria's opener in the 13th minute and Nigerian hitman Dickson Nwakaeme's spot-kick in the 26th minute.
Kedah, stunned by Pahang's two goals, got back into the game with a brace by Spanish striker Fernando Rodriguez in the 32nd and 39th minutes. Over in Johor Baru, Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) took the upper hand in their semi-finals after beating against Selangor 2-1 in the first leg at the Larkin Stadium.
Striker Syafiq Ahmad drew first blood for the Super League champions when he scored in the 15th minute followed by a piledriver from Argentinian midfielder Leandro Velazquez in the 49th minute.
However, Selangor has a precious away goal thanks to their Nigerian striker Ifedayo Olusegun, who scored in the 16th minute.
Both teams will face off again in the second leg at the Shah Alam Stadium, Malaysia on Oct 26 creating hype to engage as many footfalls possible.
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