Johor Darul Ta’Zim passed to Semi-final after defeating Kelantan FC with a score of 5-0 in the TM Piala Malaysia 2022 Quarter-Final 2nd leg at Sultan Ibrahim Stadium, Iskandar Puteri.
In that match, Hector Bidoglio made a change in the main team when he ruled out Shahrul Saad who was suspended by one match after collecting two yellow cards.
In fact, Leandro Velazquez and Feroz Baharudin were also not listed for quoting a yellow card and both players will be fielded in the first half-final action later.
After the first half began, Bidoglio’s protégés were so greedy they pressed into the stronghold of Rezal Zambery Yahya’s control squad, which was forced to crash hard to curb the dangerous movement of the JDT’s attack line.
As a result of the host’s constant insistence, Kelantan FC’s fortress finally collapsed in the 10th minute after Bergson Da Silva wisely tricked the two visitors’ defenses before spreading slowly to the right corner of the goal, killing the goalkeeper, Ahmad Solehin Mamat.
Shocked by the goal, the Red Warriors squad, which was left with a 0-4 deficit on aggregate, tried to find a goal when the movement initiated by Ghaffat Abdul Rahman who fed the ball to Felipe Herera did a slow spread but the goalkeeper, Farizal Marlias had time to block by using his feet.
The South Tiger squad which controlled the entire game added to the suffering of Rezal Zambery’s protege in the 34th minute after Bergson’s free kick from 30 meters right into the right corner of the goal saw Ahmad Solehin stunned to see the ball hit the net.
Bergson scored a hat-trick three minutes later when the ball slipped to the left of the goal after picking up Akhyar Rashid’s cross to make it 6-0 on aggregate.
Kelantan FC continued to languish with a JDT-style game when their goal was torn down again in the 40th minute and Akhyar became the trigger when the ball bounced right at Syahmi Safari who quickly spread the ball over Ahmad Solehin.
JDT continued to take advantage of the fragility of the visitors’ stronghold when Nazmi Faiz Mansor added the net in the final minutes of the first half.
The South Tiger squad, which was comfortable with a big network in the match, seemed to relax for 45 minutes of the second half and preferred to have the ball to prevent the visitors from stealing opportunities and the 5-0 position in favor of the eternal hosts ended the match.
JDT won 8-0 on aggregate and will meet Sabah FC in the semi-finals, in 15 November(1st leg) and 19 November(sacond leg).
Credit Photo : Emmer Farid/SNE Photo