Kuala Lumpur City, a club from Malaysia Successfully won the ASEAN Zone Championship after defeating PSM Makassar, a club from Indonesia with a score of 5-2 in the AFC Cup 2022 ASEAN Zone Final at the KLFA Stadium, Kuala Lumpur.
In this game, it’s on the side of Kuala Lumpur. who had a chance to win first in the 14th minute from the moment that Romel Morales had fired intently, but went to save the PSM goalkeeper Reza Pratama before Akram Mahinan swooped in to shoot again The second stroke, but the ball flew over the beam.
In the 20th minute, Kuala Lumpur should have taken the lead from the moment Zhafri Yahya brought the ball to the right. Before opening for Romel Morales, shot the second stroke But the ball hit PSM’s defense line, intercepted it, the ball slipped off the second post a bit.
And in the 32nd minute, it was Kuala Lumpur’s side who had a head start from the moment Kamal Azizi crossed the ball into the box before Declan Lambert had a header for Romel. Morales fires in and Kuala Lumpur leads 1-0.
At the end of the first half, in the 44th minute, Kuala Lumpur almost got the second goal from the moment that Zhafri Yahya opened the ball for Romel Morales to head, but the ball flew over the crossbar.
The hosts cheered loudly once more in 45+1 minute of stoppage time from Kuala Lumpur’s quick counter-attack, and Romel Morales’ pass for Jordan Mintah’s shot went in as Kuala Lumpur escaped 2-0 before the end of the first half with this score
In the second half, in the 52nd minute, Kuala Lumpur got a penalty from the moment Rizky Pratama squeezed into Safri Yahya falling in the penalty area. The referee blew it into the penalty spot and it was Paulo Josue taking on the charge. Kuala Lumpur led 3-0.
But shortly after, in the 58th minute from the moment that PSM had set the game in the middle and Kenzo Nambu passed for Yakob Sayuri, shot from outside the penalty area beautifully, PSM followed as 1- 3
Then it looked like the game seemed to be getting in the way of the visitors and in the 61st minute from PSM’s corner kick and Rasyed Bakri opened for Akbar Tanjung heading into the second post, PSM followed after. again 2-3
In the 78th minute, PSM almost equalized. From the moment of the attack, Jacob Sayuri and Everton Nascimento have a shot from outside the penalty area. But the ball crosses the bar.
And at the end of the game, in the 84th minute, Kuala Lumpur’s pressure instantly disappeared. From the moment of the corner kick and it was Reza Pratama, the goalkeeper of PSM, couldn’t find the ball before Paulo Josue followed to collect the ball before shooting. Kuala Lumpur led 4-2.
In injury time, 90+2 minutes, Kuala Lumpur got a penalty from the moment Reza Pratama fouled Jordan Mintah in the penalty area. The referee blew it into the penalty spot and Hadin Azman took the charge. Kuala Lumpur led 5-2.
After that, there are no more goals. The game ended with Kuala Lumpur City winning 5-2 and progressing to the Inter-zone semifinals.
in the semi-finals Kuala Lumpur City will face ATK Mohun Bagan, an Indian team. Which will have to wait for the result of whether the Indian Football Federation (AIFF) will be lifted from the ban from FIFA by 7 September or not.
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