KUALA LUMPUR – Three-time FA Cup champions Kedah, PKNS FC and Perak advanced to the semifinals of the FA Cup competition after concluding their quarter-final second leg macthes last night.
Kedah drew 1-1 with Sabah at the Darul Aman Stadium, Alor Setar but booked their semifinals berth on a 3-2 aggregate.
The Red Eagles had won the first leg 2-1 at the Likas Stadium in Kota Kinabalu in the first leg on March 18.
In last night’s action, their Brazilian import Carlos Eduardo had put them ahead in the 22nd minute via a penalty kick before Sabah pulled level in the 59th minute through Ummareng Bacok who headed home from a pass supplied by Dedi Kusnandar.
PKNS FC edged Sime Darby FC 3-2 at the Hang Jebat Satdium in Melaka for a 7-2 aggregate win.
The Red Ants had demolished their opponents 4-0 in the first leg at the Selayang Stadium on March 19.
Their goals were netted by Gabriel Miguel Guerra (11th minute), Ahmad Shakir Md Ali (17th) and Juan Manuel Cobelli (64th) while Sime Darby FC’s by Lee Gill Hoon (19th) and Frederic Pooda (79th).
At the Selayang Stadium, two-time FA Cup champions Perak edged Kuala Lumpur 1-0 for a 2-0 aggregate win.
The solitary goal was scored by Nurridzuan Abu Hassan in the 42nd minute.
Kedah await the winner of the Police and Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) clash at the Tan Sri Hassan Yunos Stadium , Larkin, today.
PKNS FC will be meeting Perak in the other semifinal tie, which will be played on the home and away format. The first legs are scheduled for April 15 and 16 and the return legs on April 29 and 30.