Down and out: Too late, too late as battling South China exit AFC Cup after quarter-final defeat

The jeers rained down on South China from a Johor Darul Tazim ultras fans, and their players supposing a required ammunition to request a torpedo blows.

Eventually, it was dual second-half goals that authorised a fortifying champions from Malaysia to ­progress to a semi-finals of a AFC Cup, winning a tie 3-2 on total after a 2-1 second-leg feat on Tuesday night.

‘We will send we to hell’ – Johor Darul Ta’zim’s ultra fans’ guarantee to South China captain Chan Wai-ho in AFC Cup quarter-final second leg clash

The Johor fans had vowed to aim visiting captain Chan Wai-ho though they also didn’t gangling ­striker Chan Siu-ki and a arbitrate as their group continued a prevalence over South China that ­started with final year’s feat during a same stage.

A throng of some-more than 17,000 packaged a Larkin track in ­Johor Bahru, anticipating their heroes would disparage a likes of Chan Wai-ho – who warranted a rage of JDT fans for his partial in a sour initial leg that finished 1-1, with posters observant “Send 15 to Hell” present on Facebook.

Watch: Johor Darul Tazim v South China

n a end, a 2-1 scoreline flattered South China, who hold solid in a initial half though were ­unable to enclose call after call of JDT attacks after a break.

JDT dominated a initial half, as they did during Mong Kok Stadium final week, though were incompetent to spin their higher possession into goals.

South China goalkeeper Tsang Man-fai saved a chastisement from JDT captain Safiq Rahim in a 60th minute.

But a Caroliners were infirm to stop Juan Martin Lucero ­side-foot home a leader after 67 minutes.

Lifeline for Caroliners: South China squeeze late equaliser to stay alive in a AFC Cup quarter-finals

Jorge Pereyra Diaz done it 2-0 with 3 mins left when he leaned behind to conduct in a corner. Nikola Komazec’s injury-time satisfaction strike for South China was not enough.

JDT afterwards strike a crossbar twice, by Fazly Mazlan and Azinee Taib, with Akil Azammuddin carrying crashed an bid opposite a bar in a initial half.

JDT coach, Mario Gomez, who used to manager South China, said: “We played really well, it was a tough compare though a categorical thing was that we done goals. That was really critical and now we are going to suffer this victory.”

The Southern Tigers now go on to face possibly Singapore’s Tampines Rovers or India’s Bengalaru in a semi-finals.

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