LEANDRO ON FIRE AS PERAK WHIP KELANTAN UNITED 4-0

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PETALING JAYA, 7 Nov – Kelantan United’s Malaysia Cup hopes disappeared into thin air at the Perak Stadium in Ipoh as Perak handed the Kelantan outfit a 4-0 in their first round Malaysia Cup match on Saturday.
Perak the Malaysia Cup champion in 2018 will now face Terengganu in the quarter-finals under the new format played on a knockout basis due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Terengganu who lost to Perak in the 2018 final, scraped through a 1-0 win against Petaling Jaya City FC at the Sultan Mizan Stadium in Gong Badak, Kuala Terengganu.
Uzbek midfielder, Sanjar Shaakhmedov capitalized on a poor pass by PJ City defender, Kim Bong Jin to slot home past goalkeeper Kalamullah Al-Hafiz for the only goal of the match which was delayed for about 30 minutes due to a technical fault.
Brazilian midfielder, Leandro dos Santos single-handedly destroyed Kelantan United with a hattrick.
He got his first as early as the sixth minute and never looked back after that – firing another two in the 20th and 48th minutes respectively.
Careca completed the rout for Perak when he blasted the fourth goal in injury time on a night Perak coach Mehmet Durakovic was more than pleased with the overall performance of his team.
“Good score but it was not an easy match but I am pleased with the way my players responded and made full use of the opportunities that came our way,” said Mehmet who is well aware of the tough next match for a place in the last four.

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