(Azlan Ismail 9)
Alarming was the adjective used by V Sundramoorthy to describe the state of the LionsXII defence.
If the coach does not turn the form of his rearguard around very quickly, the Singapore outfit will become one of the biggest flops in the history of the Malaysia Cup.
Sundram was once again frustrated by his team's poor defending last night, after Perak beat the Malaysian Super League (MSL) champions at their own game by scoring the only goal via a long throw.
In front of 20,000 vociferous fans at Stadium Perak, Mohd Nasir's ninth-minute long throw was inadvertently flicked on by Singapore international defender Baihakki Khaizan as he challenged Brazilian Paulo Rangel and bundled into goal by Azlan Ismail inside the six-yard box.
None of the LionsXII defenders were able to get to the ball first.
Sitting bottom of Group D with only one point from three games, the LionsXII are in danger of missing out on the quarter-finals.
The LionsXII face a must-win game at home on Saturday against Perak, or their Malaysia Cup adventure will come to a sorry end.
This was not how it was meant to be, especially for the MSL champions.