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Football: LionsXII 2 Johor Darul Takzim 3

Singapore's LionsXII were beaten 2-3 by Johor Darul Takzim in the Malaysian Super League match at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Tuesday evening.

SINGAPORE: Singapore's LionsXII were beaten 2-3 by Johor Darul Takzim in the Malaysian Super League match at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Fandi Ahmad's side were hoping to end their three-match losing streak in the league.

Faris Ramli opened accounts for the Lions with a brilliant solo effort in the 37th minute.

Zulfahmi Arifin doubled the lead when he converted a magnificent free-kick four minutes later (41st minute).

But Johor's Argentine import, Jorge Diaz, pulled one back to make it 2-1 going into the break.

In the second half, a dubious handball by Afiq Yunos (54th minute) saw Johor awarded a penalty.

Luciano Figueroa duly converted to level the score at 2-2.

And Diaz put his side ahead with his second goal for the night, giving Johor a 3-2 win.

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