2015 MSL Team of the Week: Gameweek 6

FourFourTwo picks the best performers from the sixth gameweek of the 2015 Malaysian Super League!

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  • Goalkeeper

PDRM’s stalwart in goal, Badrulzaman Abdul Halim is Gameweek 6’s choice of safe hands and has the stats to prove it as he saved all six of Sarawak’s six attempts on his goal and was the only goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet.

  • Defenders

Badrulzaman had his captain to thank for the clean sheet as well, as Muslim Ahmad showed a mature performance in the middle of the Cops’ defence, marshalling the back four and effectively shutting out the Crocs’ attacks.

It was no surprise when Kelantan’s goal in their 2-1 loss to Terengganu came from a long-range strike, as Vincent Bikana was impassable in the Turtles’ penalty area and kept most of the away side’s attacks at bay with his tough tackling.

Selangor defender Robert Cornthwaite was a busy man against Sime Darby. On top of having to stop the ball from entering the Red Giants’ goal, he also scored a crucial header that separated both sides.

  • Midfielders

Andik Vermansah was again on target for the Red Giants in their derby against Sime Darby, getting on the score sheet first in a 3-2 win for Selangor. He also set up Cornthwaite with an exquisite free-kick to get the game-clinching goal.

Azidan Sarudin was at the centre of most Pahang’s attacks against the LionsXII, including delivering a good cross for Matias Conti to net the equaliser and bundling home his side’s third of the night.

Despite being on the losing end in a five-goal thriller, Abdul Halim Zainal proved to be the difference for Sime Darby in his 30-minute cameo, coming off the bench for Eddy Helmi and bringing pace to the club side’s midfield.

With his flair and finesse, Patito Rodriguez capped off his JDT debut by setting up Amri Yahyah and Safiq Rahim for the two goals that led to the 2-1 victory over ATM. The Argentine was perhaps unlucky not to score as he ripped an attempt that beat the goalkeeper but not the post.

  • Forwards

For all night long, Perak’s front two of Charles Souza and Namkung Woong ran havoc through Felda United’s defence, with the former grabbing a hat-trick and the latter disrupting the defence with his aerial ability.

Although he did not get on the score sheet, Paulo Rangel was a constant thorn in the Kelantan defence with his presence in the penalty box, as both Terengganu’s goals came directly and indirectly from the Brazilian.