GERMAN LOVE AFFAIR IN KLANG VALLEY

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PETALING JAYA, 27 Sept – Five minutes of added time before the break and another six minutes of added time before the full-time whistle, saved Selangor the blushes as the Red Giants shared the spoils in a 3-3 draw thanks to a last-minute penalty in a Super League match at the UiTM Stadium in Shah Alam on Saturday.
It was a battle of the Germans with Michael Feichteinbeiner handling his first match for Selangor after B. Satianathan was sacked in dramatic fashion following a 6-1 defeat to Johor Darul Takzim in Johor Bahru in the last match.
If Feichtenbeiner thought he had the magic wand to turn things around against UiTM, he can thank his lucky stars to get away with a point.
Don’t forget that Feichteinbeiner himself was at the receiving end when his Selangor 2 was soundly beaten 6-1 by JDT II in a Premier League match.
But he has his ”Godfathers” in the Selangor FA who took care of him for reasons only know no to the ”hidden hands” and their agenda.
UiTM coached by Frank Bernhardt, continued to show their impressive form in their Super League debut – coming back from a 2-0 deficit and even led 3-2 just before the final whistle.
Selangor led by a brace by Ifedayo Olusegun at half-time but UiTM stormed back to show their stuff with a double strike by Brazilian Gustavo dos Santos (48th and 62nd) before Lebanese Rabih Ataya made it 3-2 on 62 minutes.
However, the late penalty for hands saw Sandro da Silva saved Selangor the blushes and also for Feichtenbeiner.
At the Darulmakmur Stadium in Kuantan, it was Kedah’s turn to bite the dust as Pahang ended the Red Eagles’ four-match unbeaten run.
Pahang conceded a soft goal to Kedah when Kipre Chetche pounced a blunder by goalkeeper Helmi Eliza Elias in the 5th minute. However, the Elephants bounced back to score twice through Adam Reed and Nik Haseefy earned Dollah Salleh’s team full points.

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