Singapore performed brilliantly in their first match in the AFF Cup 2012. The Lions embarrass the hosts Malaysia at the same time defending champion with a score of 3-0.
Shown at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Sunday (11/25/2012) night local time, Singapore up two goals in the first half. Two goals is hired by the captain, Shahril Ishak.
In the second half, Malaysia dominate the game and trying to minimize lag. But, Singapore has added one more goal through a header from Aleksandar Duric.
For Malaysia, this defeat extend a series of negative results they receive. Malayan Tigers winless in five last match, including four friendly matches.
Singapore has now topped the standings in Group B with three points. They are two points ahead of Indonesia and Laos have a point. Malaysia at the bottom with zero points.
Malaysia get a good chance in the eighth minute. Norshahrul Idlan talaha penetrate into the penalty box, but the finisher from a narrow angle can be countered goalkeeper Singapore, Izwan Mahbud.
Norshahrul re-throw opportunities in the 20th minute. The ball in front of the penalty box, it releases a shot was still far away.
Three minutes later, the captain Mohd Safiq Rahim's turn to threaten the Singapore goalkeeper. However, his free-kick leads right into the arms of Izwan.
Singapore is not without opportunities. They threatened through Shahdan Sulaiman efforts in the 30th minute, but his shot was floated over the crossbar.
Two minutes later, Singapore scored. Getting a long pass from midfield, Shahril beat a defender opponent in the penalty area before beat goalkeeper Khairul Fahmi.
Entering the 38th minute, Singapore doubled its superiority. Starting from Shahdan free kick, Fahmi tried to punch the ball, but the ball instead turned to the net. Mohd Fadhli Mohd Shas was cleared on the goal line, but Shahril gore the ball back into the goal. Malaysia 0, Singapore 2.
Singapore continued to press. They have a chance to make a third goal in the 43rd minute through hard kick Shi Jiayi. This time, Fahmi can save it.
In the second half, precisely the 62nd minute, the experiment of Safee Sali immature scored for Malaysia. his shoot did not lead to the goal.
While they were trying to minimize, Malaysia getting punch in the 74th minute after breaking their goal for the third time. Duric who was unmarked in the penalty box easily headed the ball from Shahdan pass.Malaysia get a golden opportunity in the 83rd minute through hard shoot Mohamad Aidil Zafuan. But, Izwan perform excellent and can be dismissed the ball.
Malaysia Last chance through Norshahrul also did not produce a goal. Until the long whistle sounded, Singapore still won 3-0.