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JDT return to top after thrashing Selangor FC

ISKANDAR PUTERI (BERNAMA) – Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) returned to the top of the Malaysian Super League after thrashing Selangor FC 5-1 at the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium on Friday night.

JDT’s relentless attack early in the first half saw the Southern Tigers drawing first blood in the third minute through imported striker Bergson Da Silva.

Fernando Martin Forestieri doubled the lead in the 24th minute through a free-kick after he was fouled by Quentin Cheng Jiun Ho.

The third goal came in the 35th minute courtesy of Leandro Sebastian Velazquez from outside the penalty box after receiving a pass from Mohd Afiq Fazail.

The second half saw JDT’s sensational player Bergson score the team’s fourth goal.

JDT failed to keep a clean sheet, however, when Selangor FC’s Mohd Nor Hakim Hassan scored a consolation goal for the visiting team in the 82nd minute.

The home side continued their attacking game and were rewarded with another goal as Mohamadou Sumareh’s header in the last minute made the final scoreline.

JDT’s Fernando Martin Forestieri is challenged by a Selangor FC player. PHOTO: BERNAMA