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Johor Darul Ta'zim defeat Kedah Darul Aman to lift 2021 Malaysia Charity Shield


Kuala Lumpur: Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) kicked off their defence of the Malaysia Super League title by defeating Kedah Darul Aman FC 2-0 to lift the 2021 Charity Shield on Friday.

The tie at the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium also served as a league match, with JDT bagging their first three points of what they hope will end with an eighth consecutive title.

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Safawi Rasid and Natxo Insa delivered the goals as the Southern Tigers clinched their fourth Charity Shield.

Safawi, who turned 24 on Friday, took one touch of the ball off a Gonzalo Cabrera corner kick and weak clearance by the Kedah defence to open the scoring in the 35th minute.

JDT struck the second blow in the 68th minute, with midfielder Leandro Velazquez breezing past two defenders before sending the ball to Fernando Rodriguez who relayed it to Insa to fire home from outside the box.

Photo: Malaysian Football League

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