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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Perak, Felda United overturn deficits to book Malaysia Cup semifinals

Malaysia midfielder Brendan Gan opens up about his recovery from knee injury, free agency and his ambition for a comeback.
ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and John Wilkinson look ahead to Selangor's clash against Kedah, while JDT travel to Melaka United.

Brazilian striker Gilmar scored the first two goals as Perak overturned a 3-1 first-leg deficit to win 5-3 on aggregate against 2014 champions Pahang in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Malaysia Cup in Ipoh on Sunday night.

Gilmar, a former Kelantan and Sarawak forward, netted in the third and 63rd minutes in Ipoh to give Perak a 2-0 lead on the night, before D. Kenny Pallraj and Nazrin Nawi struck late in a 4-0 win.

It takes the Bos Gaurus through to an October semifinal against Malaysia Super League champions Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT).

Mehmet Durakovic, who won the Malaysia Cup both as a player and coach with Selangor, came up with the perfect tactics to stun Dollah Salleh's side.

The Elephants had seemed in the box seat after taking a two-goal lead from last week's first leg in Kuantan.

JDT could only draw 1-1 at home to Melaka United on Sunday night, but prevailed 5-2 on aggregate in their quarterfinal to set up a meeting over two legs with Perak next month. 

At Larkin Stadium, Nazmi Faiz gave JDT a 20th-minute lead before Brazilian import Felipe equalised from the penalty spot on the cusp of half-time.

The other big story of the night was the comeback of Felda United, who'd lost 3-1 at home to second-tier PKNP FC in the first leg.

After conceding within the first 10 minutes against the tournament surprises to fall 4-1 behind on aggregate, Felda scored four unanswered goals -- two from Wan Zack Haikal -- to win 4-1 on the night, and 5-4 on aggregate.

B. Satianathan's side will play defending champions Kedah in the last four.

Kedah defeated Selangor 1-0 in the second leg in Alor Setar for a 4-2 victory on aggregate. The only goal of the game was a 30th-minute penalty from Sandro.

This is the 91st edition of the Malaysia Cup, with Kedah defeating Selangor on penalties in the 2016 final.

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