|"Farra" scored in the 44th minute to make it 3-1 to Singapore|
Like a friend who said the problem facing the Lions is that they looked lost the moment they were given a commanding lead.
"It just that they don't know what to do next when they are having such a comfortable lead as in whether to defend or attack." said this friend whom I met while on my way home after the game.
|Safee Sali's second goal in 71st minute gave the Harimau the much-needed boast.|
|Timely tackle by Dan Bennett on Safee Sali but his partnership with Safuwan Baharudin in middle of defence looked shaky at time.|
With the exit of the Gombak United defender, coach Raddy had to switch Home United's Shi Jiayi from his usual attacking midfield position to replace the void left by Ismail.
|(Pictured above) S Kunanlan (16) was a constant threat of the Lions from the left flank|
While Duric's 82nd strike had given us the two-goal margin, but it's still plenty of things for both coach Raddy and his counterpart Datuk K Rajagobal what to figure next when the two meet again on coming Thursday at Bukit Jalil especially when the Malaysians saw their skipper Safiq Rahim sent off as well in 50th minute on a foul on Hariss Harun.
PICTURES FROM POST-MATCH PRESS CONFERENCE
|Malaysia coach Datuk K Rajagobal shares his thoughts on the match.|
"But we came back in the second half after I told my players that we shouldn't concede more goals and had to raise the tempo of the game that they did."
"For me 5-3 is a crazy scoreline that is exciting for crowds and football, but not for me." said Malaysian coach Datuk K Rajagobal.
|Coach Raddy looks ahead to the returning leg at Bukit Jalil this coming Thursay|
"I think both Daniel (Bennett) and Safuwan (Baharudin) should gain from this game in term of improving the communication of both of them, also I'm glad to see Qiu Li last for almost a full game with Izwan (Mahbud) making some critical saves in the game." added coach Raddy on several aspects of his team performance.
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