The first two days of the week featured football clubs in Malaysia which have Azkals in their respective lineups. Let’s take a look at how they fared.
Iain Ramsay (Felda United)
UITM 1 – 4 Felda United (Liga Premier Malaysia)
After an uncharacteristic loss previously at home, Iain Ramsay‘s club, Felda United, is back to its winning ways after getting a 1-4 win against hosts UITM at Shah Alam in Selangor.
UITM actually broke the ice in the 26th minute with Sadam Hashim scoring the goal, but Felda pulled off the best response as the floodgates opened in the 40th minute with Wan Zack Haikal scoring the equaliser before Thiago Augusto immediately provided the lead the next minute.
In the second half, Thiago Aquino and Christie Jayaseelan further chipped in with their respective goals for a comfortable victory away from home.
The win still maintains Felda United‘s lead in the league standings with 29 points, with second placed Felcra on 21.
Azkals winger Iain Ramsay featured as a starter.
Misagh Bahadoran (Perak FA)
Terengganu 2 – 0 Perak (Liga Super Malaysia)
Perak FA went down against hosts Terengganu with goals by Tchetche Kipre in the 25th and 51st minutes.
Misagh Bahadoran came in the match as a substitute in the 55th minute, but the Azkal‘s introduction did not help much as Terengganu was able to protect their lead until the final whistle.
Despite the negative result, Perak stays second in the league standings with 20 points after chasers Pahang also lost against Kedah. But it’s now turning out to be a tight race for the second and third place positions with Pahang, Terengganu and Kedah finding themselves in a three-way tie in third place with 18 points.
Related article: Kelantan crisis, Kedah beat Pahang
Meanwhile, league leaders Johor Darul Ta’zim with 25 points as of this writing could further increase their lead as they face cellar-dwellers Negeri Sembilan on May 23 which could probably serve as the debut of newly acquired Filipino forward Angel Guirado.
Let’s see if the Azkals striker can help his side come up with a surprise upset.