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Bhutia’s team loses

Calcutta: Bhaichung Bhutia’s stint with Malaysia’s Perak FC came to an unhappy end on Saturday as his team crashed out of the Malaysian Cup (as reported in Sunday’s Late City edition).

In the second leg, semi-final home match at their own ground in Ipoh, Perak lost 1-3 to Sabah to squander the advantage of securing a 1-1 draw in the first leg match last Saturday. Perak lost 2-4 on aggregate.

According to information received here, the teams were locked 0-0 till the 79th minute, before the visitors took the lead and made it 2-0 in the 88th.

Bhutia, who scored in the first leg and had three shots saved by the Sabah goalkeeper in Saturday’s match, set up a reducer minutes later, to kindle hopes of a comeback.

However, another goal by Sabah sealed their fate.

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