The performance might not have been perfect but the result was. A win, three points and Johor Darul Ta'zim picks up the 2020 Charity Shield after a hard fought 1-0 win over Kedah.
But the 2019 Super League champions endured a poor start to the match and were largely disjointed. Kedah put them under early pressure and JDT struggled to cope.
An opening period that saw Kedah being the dominant side, they would be left to rue not converting the chances when they were on top in the match.
Aidil Sharin set his team well despite having two young midfielder in Fadzrul Danel and Amirul Hisyam Awang Kechik at the heart of his midfield.