JDT record comfortable win in AFC Cup

Malaysia Super League (MSL) champions Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) opened their 2016 AFC Cup campaign with a 3-0 win over their Cambodian counterparts Boeung Ket Angkor on Tuesday. 

The Southern Tigers barely gave the visitors time to settle down at Larkin Stadium as they opened the scoring through Gabriel Guerra after just three minutes.

Eager to put behind the weekend’s defeat to Perak in the league, Benjamin Mora’s side looked fired up to start their continental campaign on a winning note.

The 2015 AFC Cup winners doubled their lead through Nazmi Faiz Mansor after the youngster calmly slotted in S. Kunanlan’s cross in the 11th minute.

JDT had a catalogue of chances then on but did not press Boeung Ket for more goals, preferring to move the ball around as much as possible to carve open the visitors.

The third goal of the night only came in the closing minutes of the match as Safiq was left to head the ball into an unguarded goal after visiting goalkeeper Sou Vaty was drawn to Gonzalo Cabrera.

Malaysian forward Ahmad Hazwan Bakri saw an effort in stoppage time cleared off the line.

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