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Johor Darul Ta'zim vs Suwon Bluewings: Monumental win for the Malaysian champion

Johor Darul Ta'zim vs Suwon Bluewings: Monumental win for the Malaysian champion

An upset at the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium, as the host from Malaysia overcame the South Korean side Suwon Bluewings with the scoreline of 2-1.

Johor Darul Ta'zim vs Suwon Bluewings starting lineups:

Johor Darul Ta’zim: Farizal Marlias, S. Kunanlan, Mauricio, Fadhli Shas, La'Vere Corbin-Ong, Natxo Insa, Nazmi Fazi, Afiq Fazail, Gonzalo Cabrera, Safawi Rasid, Diogo Luis Santo

Suwon Bluewings: No Dong-geon, Doneil Henry, Myung Jun-jae, Hong Chul, Min Sang-gi, Kim Min-woo, Lee Jong-sung, Choi Sung-guen, Yeom Ki-hun, Kim Gun-hee, Adam Taggart 

Suwon Bluewings started the match strong, dominating the gameplay and the possession. But an unnecessary foul from Min Sang-Gi at the 11th minute gives the penalty for the host early on. On the penalty spot, Gonzalo Cabrera doesn't miss this golden chance to give the side an early lead.

As the first half concludes, Suwon Bluewings make 2 changes at half time, with Han Eui-Gwon and Terry Antonis all coming in field. The substitutions immediately go into effect, as Terry Antonis equalizes for the away side 6 minutes after his appearance.

But it was Johor Darul Ta'zim who were more clinical in terms of set pieces. Following a corner by Nazmi Faiz Mansor, Mauricio scores with a close range header to give the host the lead at the 73rd minute. 

In the last 20 minutes of the match, the game is cagey and intentional fouls are made by the home team to preserve the lead. 

The scoreline stays 2-1 for the host, remained as a monumental victory not only for the team but for the South East Asian area.