Southern Tigers maul Kelantan to reach FA Cup quarter-finals


High flyer: Oscar Padero (centre) tries to stop Kelantan's Mohd Nasrol Amir Kamarul Azhar (left) during the FA Cup at Stadium Sultan Ibrahim, - Bernama

PETALING JAYA: Defending champions Johor Darul Ta’zim have booked a spot in the FA Cup quarter-finals after humbling Kelantan 4-0 at the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium in Iskandar Puteri on Saturday (June 15).

The Southern Tigers were made to work hard in the first half as the away side were defensively resolute. JDT broke the Golden Deers' resistance when Argentinian striker Fernando Forestieri scored in the 45th minute.

In the second-half, JDT coach Hector Bidoglio made some changes and his substitutes starred.

Playmaker Romel Morales scored in the 61st minute, while Francisco Geraldes (82nd) and Arif Aiman Hanapi (94th) netted the other goals.

JDT will take on Malaysian University in the two-legged quarter-finals.

In Kota Kinabalu, Sabah showed no mercy for A1 Semi-Pro League side KL Rovers by thrashing them 7-0 at the Likas Stadium.

Striker Ramon Machado fired a hattrick in the 28th, 45th and 59th minutes, while the other goals were delivered by winger Saddil Ramdani (17th), centreback Park Tae-su (51st), winger Jafri Firdaus Chew (73rd) and own goal from Raffi Nagoorgani.

They will take on Terengganu in the quarter-finals.

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