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Bergson’s late penalty helps JDT salvage point against Pahang at home

ISKANDAR PUTERI, May 18 (Bernama) — Super League leaders Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) wanted a late penalty to salvage some extent after being held to a 2-2 draw by Pahang on the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium right here tonight.

Hitman Bergson Gustavo Silveira Da Silva put the Southern Tigers 1-0 up within the seventeenth minute after receiving a cross from Fernando Martin Forestieri.

Undaunted, the Elephants hit again to make it 1-1 via Mohamad Saiful Jamaluddin, who let fly a strong shot from outdoors the penalty field within the thirty eighth minute.

The guests then shocked JDT and silenced the house followers within the forty second minute once they led 2-1 via a penalty transformed by Manuel Federico Hidalgo Gasparini after teammate Mahmoud Saleem Mahmoud Za’tara was fouled by Shahrul Mohd Saad within the field.

JDT needed to wait till the 88th minute to get the equaliser when the referee pointed to the spot after Hasnul Zain Zafri was deemed to have fouled Bergson, who picked himself as much as slot residence his ninth league objective of the season.

The end result sees JDT stay on high of the Super League standings with 16 factors from six matches whereas Pahang are in seventh place with eight factors from as many outings.



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