2015 Malaysia Cup

The 2015 Malaysia Cup (Malay: Piala Malaysia 2015) was the 89th edition of Malaysia Cup tournament organised by the Football Association of Malaysia.

2015 TM Malaysia Cup
TM Piala Malaysia 2015
CountryMalaysia
Singapore
Teams16
Defending championsPahang
ChampionsSelangor (33 titles)
Runners-upKedah
Matches played31
Goals scored184 (5.94 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)(8 goals)
Sandro
Thiago Augusto Fernandes
Best playerAhmad Hazwan Bakri
2014
2016

The 2015 Malaysia Cup began on August with a preliminary round. A total of 16 teams took part in the competition. The teams were divided into four groups, each containing four teams. The group leaders and runners-up teams in the groups after six matches qualified to the quarterfinals.

Pahang were the defending champions, having beaten Johor Darul Takzim on a penalty shootout 5–3 in last season's final, but they were eliminated by the eventual winner, Selangor, in the semi-finals. Selangor won the trophy after beating Kedah 2–0.

This edition also marked the last appearance of LionsXII in this competition.

FormatEdit

In the competition, the top 10 teams from 2015 Malaysia Super League were joined by the top 4 teams from 2015 Malaysia Premier League. The remaining two teams from 2015 Malaysia Super League and the team who finished 5th and 6th place in the 2015 Malaysia Premier League competed in the playoffs for the remaining 2 spots. The teams were drawn into four groups of four teams.

Round and draw datesEdit

The draw for the 2015 Malaysia Cup was held on 27 August 2015 at the Hilton Petaling Jaya with the participating team coaches and captains in attendance.[1][2]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Play-off Play-off round 25 August 2015
Group stage Matchday 1 27 August 2015
(Kuala Lumpur)
11–12 September 2015
Matchday 2 18–19 September 2015
Matchday 3 26 September 2015
Matchday 4 2–3 & 17 & 24 October 2015
Matchday 5 17 & 27 October & 4 November 2015
Matchday 6 4 & 21 November 2015
Knockout phase Quarter-finals 24 November 2015 28 November 2015
Semi-finals 2 December 2015 6 December 2015
Final 12 December 2015

Play-offEdit


SeedingEdit

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

  Johor Darul Takzim
  Pahang
  Selangor
  Terengganu

  FELDA United
  PDRM
  LionsXII
  Perak

  Kelantan
  Sarawak
  Kedah
  Penang

  T–Team
  PKNS
  ATM
  Johor Darul Ta'zim II

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification LIO KED TER JDT
1   LionsXII 6 4 1 1 9 7 +2 13 Advance to knockout phase 1–1 3–2 1–0
2   Kedah 6 3 1 2 15 9 +6 10 2–0 5–0 2–3
3   Terengganu 6 2 1 3 8 12 −4 7 1–2 3–1 0–0
4   Johor Darul Ta'zim II 6 1 1 4 7 11 −4 4 1–2 2–4 1–1

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts JDT SAR ATM PER
1   Johor Darul Ta'zim 6 5 1 0 18 3 +15 16 Advance to knockout phase 1–1 4–0 2–0
2   Sarawak 6 2 2 2 5 7 −2 8 0–3 1–0 1–0
3   ATM 6 2 1 3 10 13 −3 7 2–3 2–2 4–3
4   Perak 6 1 0 5 5 11 −6 3 1–2 1–0 0–2

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification SEL FEL KEL TTE
1   Selangor 6 3 1 2 6 7 −1 10 Advance to knockout phase 0–0 0–3 2–1
2   FELDA United 6 2 3 1 10 7 +3 9 3–2 2–2 3–0
3   Kelantan 6 2 2 2 10 8 +2 8 0–1 1–1 3–1
4   T–Team 6 2 0 4 7 11 −4 6 0–1 2–1 3–1

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification PKNS PAH PEN PDRM
1   PKNS 6 3 2 1 12 5 +7 11 Advance to knockout phase 0–2 1–1 0–3
2   Pahang 6 3 1 2 11 11 0 10 1–4 0–0 4–3
3   Penang 6 1 3 2 10 11 −1 6 0–3 4–1 2–3
4   PDRM 6 1 2 3 10 16 −6 5 1–1 0–3 3–3

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout phase, teams played against each other over two legs on a home-and-away basis, except for the one-match final. The mechanism of the draws for each round was as follows:

  • In the draw for the quarter final, the fourth group winners were seeded, and the fourth group runners-up were unseeded. The seeded teams were drawn against the unseeded teams, with the seeded teams hosting the second leg. Teams from the same group or the same association could not be drawn against each other.
  • In the draws for the quarter-finals onwards, there were no seedings, and teams from the same group or the same association could be drawn against each other.

BracketEdit

  Quarter-finals Semi-final Final
                             
  LionsXII 1 2 3  
  Pahang 4 0 4  
    Pahang 0 0 0  
    Selangor 0 2 2  
  Selangor 2 1 3
    Sarawak 1 1 2  
      Selangor 2
    Kedah 0
    Johor Darul Ta'zim 1 1 2  
  Felda United 1 2 3  
    Felda United 2 1 3
    Kedah 2 2 4  
  PKNS 1 1 2
    Kedah 1 3 4  

Quarter-finalsEdit

The first legs were played on 24 November, and the second legs were played on 28 November 2015.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pahang   4–3   LionsXII 4–1 0–2
Sarawak   2–3   Selangor 1–2 1–1
Felda United   3–2   Johor Darul Ta'zim 1–1 2–1
Kedah   4–2   PKNS 1–1 3–1

Semi-finalsEdit

The first legs were played on 2 December, and the second legs were played on 6 December 2015.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pahang   0–2   Selangor 0–0 0–2
Felda United   3–4   Kedah 2–2 1–2

FinalEdit

The final will be played on 12 December 2015 at the Shah Alam Stadium in Shah Alam, Selangor.


Selangor  2–0  Kedah
Hazwan   4'48' Report

StatisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Statistics exclude play-off round.

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Sandro Mendonça Kedah 8
  Thiago Augusto Fernandes Felda United
3   Chidi Edeh Kedah 7
4   Gilmar Silva Kelantan 5
  Safuwan Baharudin LionsXII
  Dickson Nwakaeme Pahang
7   Azamuddin Akil Pahang 4
  Safiq Rahim Johor Darul Ta'zim
  Gabriel Guerra PKNS
  Ahmad Hazwan Bakri Selangor
11   Ali Ashfaq PDRM 3
  Azinee Taib Penang
  Mohamadou Sumareh PDRM
  Lee Kil-hoon Penang
   Issey Nakajima-Farran Terengganu
  Safee Sali Johor Darul Ta'zim

Source:[4]

WinnersEdit

2015 Malaysia Cup Winner
 
Selangor
33rd title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Undian Piala Malaysia 2015 pada 27 Ogos ini". TRWC. Archived from the original on 10 December 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Undian Piala Malaysia 2015 - 27 Ogos 2015". Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Full Time Summary Final – Selangor v Kedah". FAM. Football Association of Malaysia. 12 December 2015. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Malaysia Cup Top Scorers at Malaysia Football website". Archived from the original on 2016-01-05. Retrieved 2015-11-10.

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