The Turtles swim to the FA Cup final after penalty shoot-out win


PETALING JAYA: Terengganu have booked a spot in the final of the FA Cup after beating Selangor 4-2 in a penalty shootout in the semi-final at the Sultan Mizan Stadium in Gong Badak on Saturday (Aug 6).

The game ended 1-1 in regulation time and both sides couldn't get the breakthrough in extra-time.

It was Selangor who drew first blood when winger Norhakim Hassan tapped a cross from rightback Quentin Cheng in the 23rd minute.

In the second-half, the Turtles got their equaliser when winger Faisal Halim scored a brilliant solo goal by beating two players and poked in a shot past Selangor’s goalkeeper Samuel Somerville in the 47th minute.

The game went into extra-time as both sides couldn't find a winner in regulation time.

As both sides couldn't find the winner, the game went to a penalty shoot-out.

Habib Haroon and Zuasyraf Zulkiflee buried Terengganu’s first two penalties but Manuel Ott missed the third when his shot hit the bar. Nur Shakir Engku Yacob scored the fourth.

Selangor had two missed penalties, with midfielder Aliff Haiqal Lau and Yazan Al-Arab missing them. Bahaa Abdelrahman and Shahrel Fikri Md Fauzi scored Selangor’s penalties.

Shahrul Nizam Ros Hani was the hero when he scored the winning penalty for Terengganu. The East Coast side will take on Johor Darul Ta’zim in the final.

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