PETALING JAYA, April 6 – Kedah FC won the ”Battle of the Reds” with a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Selangor FC at the Petaling Jaya Stadium on Tuesday – enabling the Red Eagles to keep it hot at the top of the Super League standings on a night Johor Darul Takzim roared to a 4-1 win over Sabah at the Likas Stadium.
In another Super League tie played at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Melaka, newcomers Penang defeated Melaka United FC 2-1 while Pahang FC shared the spoils with a 1-1 draw against Terengganu FC in an East Coast Derby, played at the Darulmakmur Stadium in Kuantan.
For big spenders Selangor FC, it was a miserable night at their home venue after taking the lead through their Swiss signing Oliver Buff after 33 minutes from an assist by Danial Asri. That was as far as Selangor got and failed to add to their tally.
And once the Red Eagles got their scoring act going which spelled danger for Selangor. Selangor’s German defender Tim Heubach felled Kpah Sherman (pic right) inside the box to gave away a penalty.
Sherman himself took the spot-kick and made it 1-1 before Kipre Tchetche finished off an Azamuddin Akil cross in the 85th minutes.
Penang’s prized possession Casagrande fired a brace with goals in the 39th and 48th minutes to give the Panthers a 2-0 lead before Melaka United pulled one back through a header by Montenegro’s Stefan Nikolic in the 62nd minute.
Terengganu skipper Carlos Alberto muffed a penalty in the 40th minute but the Turtles still scored in the 75th minute through Jordan Mintah (75th) to share points after Pahang’s Nor Azam Azih gave his team the lead in the 18th minute with a pile driver.
Young Arif Aiman opened the floodgates for JDT as early as the seventh minute before new signing Bergson Gustavo scored the first of his two on the night a minute later. Bergson got his second in the 67th minute.
Leandro Velazquez finalized the scoring for JDT via a penalty in the 86th minute on a night Sabah saw red when Maximus Musa was sacked for a second bookable offense in the 59th minute. Two minutes earlier Levy Madinda scored a penalty for the home team.
JDT remained at the top with 17 points with a Kedah a point below and Penang in third place on 14 points. Terengganu is fourth on 12 points after seven matches.

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