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Kelantan, Terengganu Make To Semis Of FA Cup

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KUALA LUMPUR: East coast sides Kelantan and Terengganu cruised to the semifinals of the FA Cup after winning in style in the quarter-final second leg matches Tuesday night.

Kelantan who were tied 1-1 against Sime Darby FC at the Selayang Stadium in the first leg on April 7, demolished the visitors 3-0 at their home stadium in Kota Baharu for a 4-1 aggregate victory.

They will be up against either Pahang or Penang who will be playing their quarter-final second leg match Wednesday.

Neighbours Terengganu also had a comfortable 2-0 victory over Perak in their quarter-final second leg match at the Perak Stadium in Ipoh.

Both teams were also tied 1-1 in the first leg match played at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium in Kuala Terengganu on April 7.

Their semifinal foes will either be Johor Darul Ta’zim II or Singaporean side Lions XII.

At the Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium, Kota Baharu, Kelantan only managed to break the deadlock in the 40th minute when they were awarded a penalty which was converted by team captain Mohd Badhri Radzi, who had earlier been brought down in the box by Sime Darby FC’s Ivan Dragicevic.

Kelantan’s Nigerian import Austin Amutu made it two up in the 58th minute before Erwin Carillo confirmed their semifinal ticket with Kelantan’s third goal in the 74th minute.

Terengganu’s goals were netted by their Brazilian import Paulo Rangel in the 21st minute and Issey Nakajima-Farran in the 55th minute.

Following the defeat, some angry Perak supporters lit up flares but the situation was brought under control by security personnel on duty.

The semifinal matches are scheduled to be played early next month

-BERNAMA

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