TNP PICTURE: BENJAMIN SEETOR
It is potentially V Sundramoorthy’s biggest gamble of the season so far.
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It was the setting for Singapore’s last triumph in the Malaysia Cup (above).
And now, 18 years on, the Shah Alam Stadium could again see a team from Singapore compete for Malaysian football’s most prestigious trophy.
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The LionsXII have notched up 60 goals in 39 games in all competitions. Only six have come from outside the box, and this includes three free-kicks by Shaiful Esah (above).
TNP PICTURE: NURJANNAH ZULKIFLI
The dust has barely settled from the club versus country tug-of-war last month and another has potentially emerged.
The LionsXII have never played at the Selayang Stadium in Kuala Lumpur. And they will not train there before the second leg of their Malaysia Cup semi-final match against ATM on Thursday.
TNP PICTURE: GARY GOH
It was his 47th birthday yesterday, but enjoying a slice of cake or a plate of rice with homemade curry was the furthest thing from LionsXII coach V Sundramoorthy’s mind.
They head back to Kuala Lumpur with a vital away goal in tow, but ATM FA are under no illusions that they have a fight on their hands in the second leg.
TNP PICTURE: GAVIN FOO
I AM confident I will come up with a plan to get us to the Malaysia Cup final.
Even as tragedy struck in the wee hours of yesterday morning, there was never any doubt that Baihakki Khaizan (above) was going to miss the biggest game of the season last night.
EMPHASIS is on the LionsXII to score and take a comfortable lead in the Malaysia Cup semi-final first leg against ATM tonight.
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