JDT achieve historic treble after Malaysia Cup triumph

KUALA LUMPUR: Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) achieved a first in their club's history as they edged Selangor 2-1 in the Malaysia Cup final to win their first ever treble after their wins in the Super League and FA Cup this season.

JDT are the third Malaysian team to achieve it after Kedah (2007 and 2008) and Kelantan (2012).

The rare achievement cements their place as the best team in the country.

However, it was not an easy Malaysia Cup final for JDT at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil today against Selangor.

Selangor dominated the early exchanges with an early chance coming the way of Mukhairi Ajmal in the second minute. However, the midfielder failed to put his shot on target with teammate Herlison Caion following suit just eight minutes later.

However, Selangor were rewarded in the 43rd minute.

The Red Giants were awarded a penalty after Caion was brought down by JDT's Matthew Davies.

The Brazilian striker stepped up to send the spot kick beyond JDT goalkeeper Farizal Marlias to put Selangor 1-0 up.

However, JDT levelled just before half-time through Brazilian Bergson da Silva, who headed home Arif Aiman Hanapi's corner-kick.

It was a much-improved JDT side that reappeared for the second half as they created more chances.

In the 59th minute, Arif drove forward with purpose and threaded the perfect pass for Da Silva who saw his shot parried by Selangor goalkeeper Khairulazhan Khalid. However, Fernando Forestieri picked up the loose ball to rifle home JDT's winner

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