Johor Darul Ta’Zim can continue win 14 matches consecutive after invade to win Terengganu FC with a score of 3-1 in the Liga Super Malaysia 2023 at Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium, Gong Badak.
In that high-intensity match, Esteban Solari’s side first opened the net after his venomous striker Fernando Forestieri’s scissor strike in the 20th minute for his side to take a 1-0 lead.
A minute later, the young striker stepped up the Turtle squad, Engku Muhammad Nur Shakir Engku Yacob got a golden opportunity to equalize, but his shot soared over the goal bar.
The balanced action was presented by the two teams who adopted an attacking style of play, saving the nearly 11,000 spectators who attended the first action of the second round.
The home team’s continued efforts to find an equalizer finally succeeded when Sony Norde’s free kick from around 20 meters in the 28th minute hit the net without being pushed over by the goalkeeper, Syihan Hazmi to tie the score at 1-1.
The goal made by the Haiti-born player was the second miss for JDT after the first time when they beat Kelantan FC 5-1 in the first round of action which took place at the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium, Iskandar Puteri.
As the first half ended at 1-1, the visitors were awarded a penalty after Arif Aiman, who missed a chance to score a goal in the 38th minute, was brought down by Norde while injured.
The penalty kick that was taken by the top scorer, Bergson Da Silva managed to beat the goalkeeper, Mohd Suhaimi Husin for his team to lead 2-1 before heading to the delivery room.
In the 52nd minute, Tomislav Steinbruckner’s side were forced to play with 10 men after an imported defense, Argzim Redzovic was ordered off after collecting two yellow cards for fouling an opposing player.
To add to the squad’s sting, Steinbruckner brought in four new recruits, Safwan Mazlan, Ivan Mamut, Arif Fadzilah Abu Bakar and Mohamad Hakimi Abdullah, but still failed to find an equalizer.
On the other hand, in the 73rd minute, bad luck continued to befall the hosts when the referee, Mohd Fusser Mad Sallih, was shown a red card for attacking Feroz Baharuddin.
After the hosts went down to nine men, the visitor who dominated the game got the third goal from Endrick Dos Santos through injury for his side’s 3-1 win.
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