Malaysia national team passes to final round after beating India national team with a score of 4-2 in the Pestabola Merdeka 2023 Semi-Final at Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur.
In this game, it didn’t start long in the 7th minute from a Malaysian corner kick, and it was Dion Cools who picked up the ball in the penalty area, before flicking the shot with the left foot. Malaysia took the lead 1-0.
But in the 13th minute, from India’s quick counter-attack, Sahal Samad collected the ball in the penalty area before giving it to Mahesh Sing Naorem to shoot into the first post. India tied the score at 1-1.
In the 20th minute, Malaysia received a penalty not long after when Nikhil Pujari knocked down Darren Lok in the penalty area. The referee immediately awarded a penalty, and Arif Aiman was responsible for the kill. Malaysia regained the lead 2-1.
At the end of the first half, in the 42nd minute, the Indian defence failed to return the ball. The ball went into Arif Aiman’s path before passing it to Faisal Halim, who shot and stuffed it into the first post. Malaysia ran away 3-1.
After that, there were no additional goals. End of first half Malaysia took the lead 3-1.
Arrived in the second half in the 52nd minute from a quick Indian counterattack, and Lallianzuala Chhangte passed the ball into the middle for Sunil Chhetri to shoot in. India trailed 2-3.
In the 60th minute, Malaysia had a chance to attack on the right side, and Faisal Halim sent a pass into the middle for La’Vere Corbin-Ong to shoot in. Malaysia ran away 4-2.
In the remaining period there were no additional goals. The game ended on the side of the Malaysian national team. Won 4-2 and successfully advanced to the finals.
In the finals, The Malaysian national team will meet with the Tajikistan national team. who passed through and waited in this round After the Palestine national team withdrew on 17 October 2023.
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