Timor Leste national team, despite the victory in this game successfully. But it was not enough to qualify. after the slash Brunei DS national team with a score of 1-0 in the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 play-off round 2nd leg at Track and Field, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium, Bandar Seri Begawan.
With a four-goal deficit from the first leg, it was always going to be a mountain to climb for Timor Leste against a Brunei DS side that only needs to sit back and protect the advantage they had carved.
And it was no surprise that Timor Leste were up against a defensive-minded home team as the latter held their opponents out for long periods in the game.
Chances were few with the first real opportunity coming right after the half-hour mark with a bursting run from Jhon Oliveira that was thwarted by the onrushing Brunei DS custodian Haimie Abdullah Nyaring.
Several misses later and the hard work from Joao Pedro Freitas down the flanks paid dividends just before the break when his cross found captain Mouzinho De Lima to finish from close.
The several substitutions into the second half gave Brunei some pace to the frontline but neither Abdul Azizi Ali Rahman nor Adi Said could make much headway.
Timor Leste would then end the tie with a superb effort from Mario Requis Dias then went off the crossbar as they handed the winning ticket to Brunei DS to compete in the Final Rounds this year.
In rest 2 matches, Brunei DS win by aggregate with a score of 6-3 and advance to the group stage second time in history after playing in this round first time in 1996.
Brunei DS side completed the line-up in Group A of the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 where they are up against defending champions Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, and Cambodia.
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