JDT WITHIN SIGHT OF 8TH SUPER LEAGUE TITLE

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PETALING JAYA, Aug 8 – Two goals in three minutes by Brazilian ace Bergson da Silva in the first half for a 2-0 win over Sabah FC and there is no stopping Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) in their bid to win the Malaysian Super League title for the eighth successive time.
The Southern Tigers with 45 points from 18 matches is a clear “Catch Me If You Can” message to their rivals with Terengganu FC second on 37 points from the same number of matches.
It was a JDT show at the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium in Iskandar Puteri, Johor Bahru on Sunday night with Bergson opening the scoring on 19 minutes off an assist by international Safawi Rasid.
He completed his brace two minutes later -this time beating Sabah custodian Rozaimie Rohimi from a long ball by Leandro Velazquez. The Southern Tigers could have added to their tally but muffed the opportunities that they created.
Penang is in third spot with 31 points from 17 matches after a 2-1 win over Melaka United at the City Stadium on Saturday which saw a dramatic finish in injury time.
The Panthers had gone ahead on 75 minutes when Brazilian Rafael Vitor netted from the penalty spot. Visitors Melaka United snatched the equaliser in the 90th minute.
Tajikistan midfielder Sheriddin Boboev, however, turned hero for Penang when he blasted an unstoppable shot three minutes into added time.
At the UiTM FC Stadium in Shah Alam on Saturday, UiTM FC scored their first win in 17 matches and added more misery over beleaguered Perak FC.
The university side won 2-0 with goals by Sean an Gianelli (30th) and Syafiq Al-Hafiz (74th). Despite the win UiTM FC remained at the bottom with five points. Perak is a rung above UiTM FC wit 13 points from 18 matches.
    
(Pic credit to JDT Media)

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