In a way, it show either the lacked of ambition or the lacked of abilities of the Eagles and Bulls as they were presented with a chance to pull away from the rest of the pack to secure fourth spot but they could not do it.
For me, it is a bit of both as both Eagles and Bulls head coach tend to be too defensive minded thus instead of going for wins, they go for not losing.
That mean a packed defence and midfield with no interest to attack so even with great attackers like Tomko and Masrezwan for the Eagles and Agu and Farzul for the Bulls, they are wasted.
It is also no surprise that both their midfield lacked attacking midfielders with Koreans like Eagles Kim Jae Hong and Bulls Park Kang Jin being circle slotted in square peg.
Atsushi Shimono had scored for Albirex Niigata (S) and Rastislav Belicak reply for the Eagles.
Siddiq Durimi (GK), Walid Lounis, Rastislav Belicak (C), Vasile Ghindaru, Kim Jae Hong, Adrian Dhanaraj, (Yasir Hanap) Syed Fadhil, Shah Hirul, (Syed Thaha) Salim Rahim, Masrezwan Masturi, (Hafiz Rahim) Peter Tomko
Zakariah Nerani (GK), Jaslee Hatta (C), Bah Mamadou, Obadin Aikhena, (Ruhaizad Ismail) Hamqaamal Shah, Goran Subara, Fabian Tan, Ridhwan Jamaludin, Agu Casmir, (Zulkiffli Hassim) Park Kang Jin, (Fazrul Nawaz) Eddoh Pascal