Coach Mehmet Durakovic refused to blame Shahrom Kalam after the Perak captain made the mistake that allowed Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) to grab an important away goal in the Malaysia Cup semifinals in Ipoh.
The match ended in a 1-1 draw ahead of Saturday's second leg at Larkin Stadium in Johor Bahru.
Perak seemed on a course for a home victory, and led 1-0 midway through the second half, having taken an early lead from Mohamad Hasbullah Abu Bakar's own goal after good pressure from Zaquan Adha.
League champions Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) scored a crucial away goal in the second half as they drew 1-1 with Perak in the semifinals of the Malaysia Cup on Sunday night.
Mohamad Hasbullah Abu Bakar's first half own goal put Perak in front in the first leg, but JDT equalised after Shahrom Kalam's lapse allowed Mohammed Ghaddar to score midway through the second half.
It was also a 1-1 draw in Jengka where Felda United hosted 2016 winners, Kedah.
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Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) playmaker Natxo Insa says winning back-to-back titles, with different clubs in less than a year, will help spur him on against Perak in the Malaysia Cup semfinals on Sunday night.
The Spanish-born Malaysian can stake a claim to be one of the finest creative brains in Malaysia after arriving from Levante in June.
Insa was part of that Levante side who clinched the 2016-17 Segunda Division title to earn promotion to La Liga.
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The semifinals of the Malaysia Cup will provide a welcome distraction for football fans after the national team succumbed to a desperately poor 2-0 loss to Hong Kong in AFC Asian Cup qualifying last Tuesday.
Seventeen players from that 24-man Malaysia squad will be involved in Sunday's first leg, with Perak facing Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) and Felda United doing battle with Kedah.
Here are three things to watch out for:
1. Durakovic's love affair with Malaysia Cup
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