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Goalkeeper Mohd Hamsani Ahmad is sent off during Selangor's AFC Cup match against Maziya SC at the Male National Stadium on March 11, 2014. The teams drew 1-1. – Photo by Sinan Hussain / www.asiana.my
PETALING JAYA: Selangor continued with their stuttering form in the AFC Cup competition after being held to a 1-1 draw by Maziya SC of Maldives in their second Group F match at the National Stadium in Male on Tuesday night.
The Red Giants, who also drew 1-1 with Arema FA of Indonesia in their opening match, surged ahead on Tuesday with a goal from defender Steve Pantelidis in the 42nd minute.
Their joy, however, was short-lived as Maziya SC skipper Mohamed Ahmed converted a spot kick in the 49th minute after goalkeeper Mohd Hamsani Ahmad was sent off for a professional foul.
Selangor coach Mehmet Durakovic had to sacrifice midfielder Junior and bring in goalkeeper Farizal Marlias, thus reducing the team’s attacking options.
However, Maziya SC failed to capitalise on their advantage.
Instead, Brazilian Paulo Rangel could have handed the Klang Valley giants all three points deep into stoppage time but for his dipping free kick being tipped over by goalkeeper Imran Mohamed.
Meanwhile, Vietnamese side Hanoi T&T consolidated their lead at the top of the standings after notching their second straight win by defeating Arema FC 3-1 at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang.
Argentine striker Gonzalo Marronkle bagged a brace for the visitors in the 20th and 33rd minutes before Nguyen Van Quyet added the third a minute from time.
Cristian Gonzales scored for the Indonesian club in the 27th minute.
Hanoi T&T, who thrashed Maziya SC 5-1 in their opening game, top the group with six points.
Winless Selangor will meet Hanoi T&T next at the Hanoi Stadium on March 19.
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