2018 Malaysia Cup

The 2018 Malaysia Cup (Malay: Piala Malaysia 2018) was the 92nd edition of Malaysia Cup tournament organised by Football Association of Malaysia (FAM). Known as the unifi Malaysia Cup due to the start of a sponsorship deal with unifi.[1]

2018 unifi Malaysia Cup
unifi Piala Malaysia 2018
CountryMalaysia Malaysia
Dates4 August – 27 October 2018
Teams16
ChampionsPerak TBG
Runners-upTerengganu FC I
Matches played61
Goals scored201 (3.3 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Ivory Coast Kipré Tchétché
(9 goals)
Best playerMalaysia Brendan Gan
2017
2019

The 2018 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.

Johor Darul Ta'zim are the title holders. They were eliminated by Terengganu in the semi-finals.

FormatEdit

In the competition, the top eleven teams from the 2018 Malaysia Super League were joined by the top five teams from the 2018 Malaysia Premier League. The teams were drawn into four groups of four teams.

Round and draw datesEdit

The draw for the 2018 Malaysia Cup was held on 30 July 2018 at Damansara Performing Arts Centre on live telecast iflix with the participating team coaches and captains in attendance.[2]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Group stage Matchday 1 30 July 2018
15:30 UTC+8
4–5 August 2018
Matchday 2 10–12 August 2018
Matchday 3 17–19 August 2018
Matchday 4 25–28 August 2018
Matchday 5 31 August–2 September 2018
Matchday 6 15–17 September 2018
Knockout stage Quarter-finals 21–25 September 2018 28–30 September 2018
Semi-finals 6–7 October 2018 20–21 October 2018
Final 27 October 2018

SeedingEdit

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
Johor Darul Ta'zim
Perak
PKNS
Pahang
Terengganu
Kedah
Melaka United
Selangor
PKNP
Kuala Lumpur
Kelantan
Felda United
Felcra
MISC-MIFA
PDRM
Sabah

Group stageEdit

The draw for the group stage was held on 30 July 2018, 15:30 MYT (UTC+8), at the Damansara Performing Arts Centre in Petaling Jaya, Selangor and has been broadcast live on iflix and Unifi TV.[3] The 16 teams were drawn into 4 groups.[4] In the group stage, each group was played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The winners and runners-up of each group advanced to the knockout stage.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification TER PRK FLC KL
1 Terengganu 6 3 1 2 18 12 +6 10 Quarter-finals 1–2 2–2 2–3
2 Perak 6 3 1 2 9 7 +2 10 3–4 0–0 1–0
3 Felcra 6 2 2 2 10 14 −4 8 1–4 2–1 1–4
4 Kuala Lumpur 6 2 0 4 11 15 −4 6 1–5 0–2 3–4
Updated to match(es) played on 15 September 2018. Source: FAM FMLLP

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification PKNS FEL MEL PDRM
1 PKNS 6 4 1 1 18 9 +9 13 Quarter-finals 2–3 2–1 5–0
2 Felda United 6 3 1 2 11 9 +2 10 0–1 0–0 2–0
3 Melaka United 6 2 3 1 18 9 +9 9 3–3 6–1 2–2
4 PDRM 6 0 1 5 5 25 −20 1 2–5 0–5 1–6
Updated to match(es) played on 15 September 2018. Source: FAM FMLLP

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification JDT KEL MIFA KED
1 Johor Darul Ta'zim 6 3 0 3 11 7 +4 9 Quarter-finals 1–0 1–2 5–1
2 Kelantan 6 2 2 2 3 3 0 8 1–0 0–0 2–0
3 MISC-MIFA 6 2 2 2 8 9 −1 8 0–3 2–0 2–2
4 Kedah 6 2 2 2 9 12 −3 8 3–1 0–0 3–2
Updated to match(es) played on 16 September 2018. Source: FAM FMLLP

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification SAB PAH SEL PKNP
1 Sabah 6 4 1 1 8 7 +1 13 Quarter-finals 0–4 2–1 1–0
2 Pahang 6 3 2 1 9 4 +5 11 1–1 1–3 0–0
3 Selangor 6 2 0 4 9 11 −2 6 1–2 0–2 0–3
4 PKNP 6 1 1 4 4 8 −4 4 0–2 0–1 1–4
Updated to match(es) played on 17 September 2018. Source: FAM FMLLP

BracketEdit

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                             
Terengganu 2 4 6  
Felda United 1 3 4  
  Terengganu 1 2 3  
  Johor Darul Ta'zim 0 2 2  
Johor Darul Ta'zim 1 2 3
  Pahang 1 0 1  
    Terengganu 3 (1)
  Perak 3 (4)
  PKNS 0 0 0  
Perak 0 2 2  
  Perak 5 2 7
  Sabah 0 2 2  
Sabah (a) 1 1 2
  Kelantan 2 0 2  

Knockout stageEdit

The first legs will be played on 21 to 25 September 2018, and the second legs will be played on 28 to 30 September 2018.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Terengganu 6–4 Felda United 2–1 4–3
Johor Darul Ta'zim 3–1 Pahang 1–1 2–0
PKNS 0–2 Perak 0–0 0–2
Sabah (a) 2–2 Kelantan 1–2 1–0

Johor Darul Ta'zim2–0Pahang
Safawi Rasid   1'73' Report

Perak0–0PKNS
Report
PKNS0–2Perak
Report Wander   23'57'

Kelantan2–1Sabah
Duyshobekov   29'
Nik Akif   45+1' (pen.)
Report Hamran Peter   43'
Sabah1–0Kelantan
Paunovic   31' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 20,200
Referee: Fitri Maskon

Semi-finalsEdit

The first legs were played on 6 and 7 October 2018, and the second legs were played on 20 and 21 October 2018.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Terengganu 3–2 Johor Darul Ta'zim 1–0 2–2
Perak 7–2 Sabah 5–0 2–2

Perak5–0Sabah
Report
Sabah2–2Perak
Sabri Sahar   34'
Rawilson   85'
Report Gilmar  74'81'

FinalEdit

The final were played on 27 October 2018.

Terengganu3–3Perak
Kipré Tchétché   1'42'
Igor Zonjić   59'
Lee Tuck   66'  
Faiz Nasir   96'
Report Wander Luiz   35'
Firdaus Saiyadi   47'
Gilmar   56'  
Brendan Gan   90+1'
Igor Zonjić (Own Goal)   120+1'
Leandro   120+1'
Penalties
Igor Zonjić  
Thierry Bin  
Nasrullah Haniff  
1–4   Wander Luiz
  Amirul Azhan
  Shahrul Saad
  Leandro

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

As of 28 October 2018

Players sorted first by goals scored, then by first name.

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Kipré Tchétché Terengganu 9
2   Guilherme de Paula Kuala Lumpur 8
3   Lee Tuck Terengganu 7
  Gilmar Perak
5   Ifedayo Olusegun Melaka United 6
6   Gilberto Fortunato Felda United 5
  Wander Luiz Perak
  Fernando Márquez Johor Darul Ta'zim

Own goalsEdit

Rank Player For Against Date Goals
1   Syazwan Tajudin Kedah MISC-MIFA 18 August 2018 1
  Zainuddin Abidin Felcra Kuala Lumpur 2 September 2018

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Kipré Tchétché Terengganu Kuala Lumpur 1–5  4 August 2018
  Thiago Fernandes Felda United PDRM 0–5  12 August 2018
  Guilherme de Paula4 Kuala Lumpur Felcra 1–4  12 August 2018
  Lee Tuck Terengganu Felcra 1–4  25 August 2018
  Bruno Matos PKNS PDRM 5–0  15 September 2018
  Ifedayo Olusegun Melaka United Felda United 6–1  15 September 2018

4 Player scored four goals

Clean sheetsEdit

Note: Players and teams in bold are still active in the competition.

As of matches played on 21 October 2018
Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1   Hafizul Hakim Perak 6
2   Faridzuean Kelantan 4
3   Farizal Harun Felda United 3
  Farizal Marlias Johor Darul Ta'zim
  Rozaimie Rohim Sabah
  Zarif Irfan PKNS
7   Helmi Eliza Pahang 2
  Muhaimin Mohamad MISC-MIFA
  Remezey Pahang
  Syazani Puat PKNP
11   Fadzley Rahim Felcra 1
  Khairul Fahmi Che Mat Melaka United
  Ramadhan Hamid Kedah
  Suffian Rahman Terengganu

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TM seals eight-year deal for Unifi as Super League, Malaysia Cup title sponsor". New Straits Times. 1 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Football: JDT to face Kedah in Malaysia Cup Group C | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Keputusan rasmi undian Piala Malaysia 2018". MYSumber. 30 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Piala Malaysia saji ulangan dua pentas final". Berita Harian. 30 July 2018.

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