Malaysian FA Cup Wrap: Red Giants win shootout, ATM's woes continue
The Red Giants came from two goals down with less than 12 minutes to go to snatch an unlikely 2-2 draw at the Selayang Stadium and take the match to extra-time.
Despite talisman Andik Vermansyah getting sent off in extra-time, the Red Giants held on for the penalty shootout and edged the Fighters 4-2.
In the next round, Selangor will face a former striker in the form of Paulo Rangel, who scored a brace in Terengganu’s 3-1 win at Malacca United.
Premier League side T-Team pulled off the biggest upset of the day by eliminating ATM from the tournament with a 3-0 win to set up a second-round meeting with Perak, who comfortably defeated Shahzan Muda 3-1 with two goals by Namkung Woong and another by Marco Tulio.
Hanelang could not make it three out of three Terengganu-based teams to be in the FA Cup second round after they lost 1-0 at home to Kedah.
Kedah United, the other Kedah-based team, were not that fortunate as they were hammered 4-0 at home by the LionsXII.
The Singaporean side will next face Putrajaya SPA, who cruised to a 3-0 victory against Kuantan in the clash of the Premier League’s bottom two.
In other results, Penang beat Perlis 1-0 and JDT II continued their fine form by defeating Selangor PKNS 2-1 in an ill-tempered match.
MISC-MIFA, Negeri Sembilan, Sime Darby, PDRM, Kelantan and Kuala Lumpur already secured their passages to the second round a day earlier.
The only FA Cup tie left to play is between Pahang and JDT, which was postponed from Sunday to Monday due to the former's AFC Cup commitment.