2015 MSL Team of the Week: Gameweek 19
Despite conceding two goals against ATM, Norazlan Razali easily had his best game for Selangor to date as he made a few brilliant saves to deny the Gladiators from scoring more goals against him.
Besides subduing the on-form Faris Ramli and constantly bombing forward, S. Kunanlan played a key role in JDT’s winning goal against the LionsXII. His cross in the 55th minute was dummied by Safee Sali before being slotted home by Luciano Figueroa.
Despite having pace to burn, Felda United striker Ndumba Makeche was unable to shake off Azrul Azman, who had a solid match at the back for PDRM.
Barring that one mistake that led to JDT’s only goal, LionsXII defender Madhu Mohana actually had a good game as he almost man-marked Figueroa to perfection.
Similarly, LionsXII left-back Hafiz Abu Sujad was tasked to mark Amri Yahyah, who had a game to forget as he was rendered almost ineffective down the right wing.
In Pahang’s dominant 5-3 win over Kelantan, R. Surendran opened the floodgates with a goal as early as the sixth minute before following it up with an assist for Dickson Nwakaeme a minute later. The winger’s inch-perfect crossing ability was demonstrated again in the 55th minute when Zesh Rehman headed in his cross.
Losing an East Coast derby always leaves a bad taste in one’s mouth, but Norfarhan Muhammad ensured that the Red Warriors went down fighting against Pahang with his hat-trick.
Terengganu playmaker Gustavo Lopez excelled once again in the middle of the park and hardly misplaced a pass. He also recorded yet another assist when his corner was nodded home by Issey Nakajima-Farran.
Although he only played for an hour, R. Gopinathan did enough damage to the Kelantan backline. His lightning quick pace led to the first goal of the night before he set up Matias Conti from a corner kick for Pahang’s third.
Almost unplayable throughout the match, Matias Conti unfortunately did not have more than one goal to show for it.
Guilherme De Paula continued where he left off last Saturday as he converted yet another penalty and grabbed an assist in Selangor’s 3-2 win over ATM.