PKNS 3-0 Perak: Weigang’s men ripped apart in Shah Alam

If Weigang thought Perak’s performance last week against Melaka was ‘ugly’ despite winning 3-2, this one was beyond it.

PKNS left their match triumphantly at the Shah Alam Stadium, beating the Bos Gaurus 3-0 thanks to a brace from Lucas Espindola and Safee Sali

Perak looked blunt on the attack with Vladislav Mirchev starving for service despite threatening in the early stages.

But PKNS grew into the game as time goes on. PKNS thought they went ahead after 13 minutes thanks to Patrick Wleh’s great finish, but it was ruled out for offside

Then, Safee was able to round Hafizul Hakim, but the angle was against him and he couldn’t get it on target.

Safee almost put the home side in front on the 27th minute with a better chance. A cross found Alif on the left and he tees up Safee, but his shot went off the post.

Perak’s only notable chance in the first half was from Yashir Pinto with an effort outside the box, only to go wide on the 40th minute.

And Perak paid for their inability to penetrate the PKNS defense. After Kenny Palaraj’s foul on Safee on the edge of Perak’s box on the right, Lucas was able to put away the free kick that had gone through the wall, to put PKNS ahead just before half-time.

Just like against Selangor last week, PKNS scored two minutes after the restart. After a corner, Perak failed to clear and the ball went to Lucas, who was just outside the box. He beat at least two Perak players before putting away his shot.

Mirchev finally got service on the 58th minute when substitute Zaquan Adha cuts back to Mirchev with the goal just in front of him, but he somehow nominated himself for miss of the season when he blazed his one-touch shot over.

Perak though got themselves a lifeline when they were given a penalty after left-back Nazirul Naim was fouled by Azreen Zulkafli. Unfortunately, Mirchev failed to redeem himself when Zamir Selamat saved his penalty.

PKNS looked the more likely to score next then Perak even though they looked Ok to sit back and absorb pressure.

Then, PKNS finally put the game to bed on the 85th minute. Patrick found Safee free on the left onside. He rounded the keeper again and this time, he puts away his shot into the net to earn PKNS a second consecutive win while the Perak fans made their feelings known by booing Weigang and the squad after full time.

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