Malaysia national team took the runner-up place after losing to Tajikistan national team with a score of 0-2 in the Pestabola Merdeka 2023 Final at Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur.
In this game, it was the Malaysian side that had the opportunity to attack and had the opportunity to score many times. But still can’t change the opportunity
But at the end of the first half, in the 43rd minute, from the moment Tajikistan got a chance to counter quickly and Rustam Soirov shot into the first post. Tajikistan leads 1-0.
The rest of the time, Malaysia tried to find opportunities to score but were unsuccessful. The first half ended with Tajikistan leading 1-0.
Arriving in the second half, Malaysia still opened the offensive game. And there were many opportunities to score goals from set pieces.
But in the 88th minute, from Tajikistan’s quick counterattack, it was Shahrom Samiev who took the ball solo before shooting in. Tajikistan ran away 2-0.
In the remaining period, there were no additional goals. The game ended on the side of the Tajikistan national team. Won 2-0 and successfully won the Merdeka Cup 2023.
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