PETALING JAYA : Selangor ended a 25-year drought when they won the Raja Raja Gold Cup (PERR) after defeating PDRM, 3-2 in a dramatic final at the Petaling Jaya City Council Stadium (MBPJ), here, just now..
The success not only repeated the achievement of the 1997 season, but it was seen as quite special because it was the 100th edition of the competition this season.
For the PDRM, they had to go home empty handed and continue to never win the Raja Raja Gold Cup
In the action that took place just now, Selangor did not wait long when Muhammad Adim Muzahhir put the team in front as early as the third minute after finishing Alif Daniel’s cross.
Stunned by the goal, PDRM improved their playing style in an effort to hunt for the equalizer and as a result, Mohamad Fakrullah’s long-range shot found the net to beat Selangor goalkeeper Muhammad Aizul Hakim in the 23rd minute.
Continuing the second half, the Sang Saka Biru squad managed to add a second goal in the 59th minute thanks to Muhammad Eskandar Ismail’s touch to put PDRM in the lead of the match.
Selangor, coached by Shaiful Nizam Ab Khamis, did not lose heart and returned to level the score at 2-2 when substitute Muhammad Amirul Haziq’s beautiful free kick hit the net in the 73rd minute.
At the end of 90 minutes of action, the match was dragged into extra time and substitute striker Nazrin Mohamad Nasir emerged as the hero by scoring a goal in the second half of extra time and giving Selangor the championship. -ONLINE MESSENGER
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