KUALA LUMPUR, 2022, NOVEMBER 26 – Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) won their first treble in club history, defeating Selangor 2-1 in the Malaysia Cup final to complete their first ever treble after winning the Super League and FA Cup this season.
JDT are the third Malaysian team to achieve this feat, following Kedah (2007 and 2008) and Kelantan (2012).
The rare accomplishment solidifies their position as the best team in the country.
But today’s Malaysia Cup final between JDT and Selangor at Bukit Jalil National Stadium was not without its challenges.
Mukhairi Ajmal had an early chance in the second minute as Selangor dominated the early exchanges. However, the midfielder’s shot was off target, and teammate Herlison Caion followed suit just eight minutes later.
However, Selangor’s chance came in the 43rd minute after Caion was brought down by JDT’s Matthew Davies – the Red Giants were awarded a penalty.
The Brazilian forward stepped up and gave Selangor the lead by putting the penalty kick past JDT goalkeeper Farizal Marlias.
Moments before the break, JDT’s Brazilian Bergson da Silva headed in Arif Aiman Hanapi’s corner kick to level the terms in the first half.
The second half saw a much improved JDT side that created more chances.
Arif surged forward in the 59th minute and threaded the perfect pass for Da Silva, who saw his shot saved by Selangor goalkeeper Khairulazhan Khalid. Fernando Forestieri pounced on a loose ball to score JDT’s winner.
JOHOR DARUL TA’ZIM FC
Starting Lineup: Farizal Marlias, Matthew Davies (Syahmi Safari 90′), Feroz Baharudin, Shahrul Saad, La’Vere Corbin Ong, Afiq Fazail (Nathaniel Shio Hong Wan 81′), Leandro Velázquez (Mohamadou Sumareh 90+4′), Natxo Insa, Arif Aiman (Safiq Rahim 90+4′), Bergson da Silva, Fernando Forestieri (Akhyar Rashid 90′)
Unused Substitutes: Haziq Nadzli, Aidil Zafuan, Nazmi Faiz, Syafiq Ahmad
Starting Lineup: Khairulazhan Khalid, Quentin Cheng, Richmond Ankrah, Sharul Nazeem, Fazly Mazlan, Alex Agyarkwa, Brendan Gan (Syahir Bashah 76′), Baha’ Abdel-Rahman (Aliff Haiqal 63′), Hein Htet Aung (Hakim Hassan 63′), Herlison Caion (Danial Asri 76′), Mukhairi Ajmal
Unused Substitutes: Samuel Somerville, Ashmawi Yakin, Dinesh Rajasingam, Zikri Khalili, Shahrel Fikri
Johor Darul Ta’zim: Bergson da Silva (45+2′), Fernando Forestieri (59′)
Selangor: Herlison Caion (45′ PEN)
MAN OF THE MATCH
Fernando Forestieri (Johor Darul Ta’zim)