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Football: LionsXII beat nemesis ATM 2-1 thanks to last-gasp Afiq Yunos goal

Published on Feb 15, 2014 10:54 PM
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LionsXII's Khairul Amri celebrates after scoring his side's first goal against ATM FA. Centre-back Afiq Yunos scored deep into stoppage time to hand the LionsXII a dramatic 2-1 win at the Selayang Stadium on Saturday, Feb 15, 2014. -- TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

SELAYANG - Centre-back Afiq Yunos scored deep into stoppage time to hand the LionsXII a dramatic 2-1 win over ATM FA at the Selayang Stadium on Saturday evening.

Sneaking in at the near post to prod substitute Zulfahmi Arifin's cross home, the 23-year-old completed a come-from-behind victory that was his side's first on their travels under coach Fandi Ahmad.

The Singapore outfit had gone into the Malaysian Super League clash looking to gain a measure of revenge for a 1-4 hiding at the same venue that saw them crash out of last year's Malaysia Cup quarter-finals.

But they got off to a bad start, when ATM centre-back Amirizwan Taj Tajuddin headed the hosts ahead from Bruno Martelotto's corner after just four minutes.

 
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