Malaysia defeated Laos 5-1 in the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil to secure two consecutive AFF Cup win and move ahead from Group B. The sensational striker Faisal Halim continued to show his deadly form with two strikes at the end of the half. Both with head-ons, following the naturalisation of Sergio Aguero had given the hosts an early lead.
Substitutes Haqimi Azim Rosli and Stuart Wilkin scored goals each to make it a rout the presence of 29,961 supporters. Malaysia beat Myanmar by 1-0 in their first Group B game in Yangon on Wednesday.
It was evident that Kim Pan-gon, the head coach of the team, was looking to rest a few of his most preferred players in preparation for the crucial match against Vietnam on Tuesday. Pan-gon only named three of the top three players Sharul Nazeem Zulpakar Faisal and captain Safawi Rasid to play today's game. In the first period, the team trying to get their groove despite playing on the home pitch and had only one shot on the goal within 20 minutes.
It took the Laos side 30 minutes to break through the rather fragile Laos defense when Aguero was able to direct an unintentionally poor cross to Nor Hakim Hassan. Pan-gon brought on a host of substitutes during the second period and the additions from Brendan Gan and Lee Tuck appeared to bring more energy into the squad.
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Faisal He scored the only goal in the game against Myanmar who scored the goal, kicked into a pin-point cross by Safawi during the 65th minute. He then buried another shot within three minutes following another fantastic cross by Nor Hakim from the left. The goal brought his total for his tournament up to 3.
A defensive mistake in the 77th minute made by Anantaza Siphongphan was the cause of Haqimi strike a powerful shot for Malaysia's fourth, and Wilkin hit inside the area in the 85th minute score 5-0 following quick movement down the left,stated by play online casino malaysia.
While in a second Group B match in the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore the home team of Singapore defeated Myanmar 3-1 to earn the three points. Ilhan Fandi (45th minute), Shah Shahiran (49th) and Shawal Anuar (74th) were Singapore's goal scorers while Maung Lwin struck twice for Myanmar.