2015 MSL Team of the Week: Gameweek 21
One of the reasons Terengganu had to wait until the 82nd minute to score against PDRM was because of the outstanding performance by Badrulzaman Abdul Halim. The 37-year-old was left rueing a missed clean sheet opportunity, having already made a few good saves in the match.
Besides keeping his eyes on Jaime Braganca and Dramane Traore, Vincent Bikana also contributed offensively, often proving more than handful in set-piece situations.
Replacing the suspended Marcos Antonio, Junior Eldstal marked his return to the starting line-up with a physical presence that kept Perak from coming into JDT’s penalty area.
With a commanding display at the back, Shahrom Kalam marshalled his defence well to help Selangor keep a clean sheet – their first in eight games – against Kelantan and maintained his spot in the Team of the Week.
Coming on for Safee Sali in the 50th minute, S. Chanturu injected more pace to his side as he grabbed a goal and an assist against Perak.
Hafiz Kamal was the provider again for Pahang in their 2-2 draw with Felda, setting up Dickson Nwakaeme and Damion Stewart in the 50th and 79th minute respectively.
Gustavo Lopez once again dictated the play from midfield for Terengganu, creating numerous chances that went begging for his side.
Ignoring his silly antic that led to his sending off in the 85th minute, Ivan Fatic was instrumental in Sarawak’s first win in 11 matches. His corners were headed into the back of the net by Patrick Nyema Gerhardt and Billy Mehmet.
Thiago Augusto Fernandes scored two goals to secure a 2-2 draw for Felda United, denting Pahang’s title chances at the same time.
Luciano Figueroa showed why he was named the PFAM-Asiana Player of the Month for July as he led the Southern Tigers to a 4-1 win over Perak, scoring the opener and assisting Chanturu for his goal.
Selangor striker Guilherme De Paula continued his recent rich vein of form as he scored a brace against Kelantan – his first was an outrageous lob from way outside the box.