Lalalalala.... Yeah Yeah Yeah... I am 1.5 days too late to post about this but who cares?
After many years, JDT is back! Although JDT lost to Pahang 2-1 during their 2nd leg at Bukit Jalil Stadium, JDT finally go through to FA Cup final ~ they'll play against The Red Warrior a.k.a Kelantan on 29 June 2013.
This is the full news from The Star:
PETALING JAYA: It was definitely a game of two halves. That was the honest admission of Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) coach Fandi Ahmad after watching his team edge Pahang on the away goals rule in the FA Cup semi-finals, second-leg match at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Saturday.
JDT won the first-leg tie 1-0 at the Larkin Stadium on May 25 but lost the rescheduled return leg clash 2-1.
The 2-2 aggregate score was enough to see JDT set up a showdown against defending champions Kelantan on June 29.
Argentinian striker Matias Conti bagged a brace in the second and 39th minutes for Pahang but JDT confirmed their berth in the final with Brazilian midfielder Andrezinho’s 49th-minute strike.
Fandi, who praised Pahang for their valiant effort, believes that his team talk during the break on Saturday spurred his team to grab the vital away goal.
“We were shocked after going two goals down but I knew that Pahang would tire in the second half … especially after their all-out display in the first half,” said an ecstatic Fandi.
“I told the players that they were on the verge of greatness during the team talk. It has been 15 years since Johor last won a title. It lifted them and they responded positively … we are now a step away from winning a silverware.
“It was indeed a game of two halves … Pahang played very well in the first half but we did just enough to score early after the break and go through on the away goals rule.”
Fandi said that they would now shift their focus to their potential Super League title-decider against leaders Singapore Lions XII at the Jalan Besar Stadium on June 22.
Pahang coach Dollah Salleh, meanwhile, could not hide his disappointment after watching his side being knocked out of the tournament despite playing well.
“We are unlucky to be knocked out despite having played well. We were too cautious after the restart and JDT punished us,” said a dejected Dollah.:-) :-) :-)