Malaysia U22 national team advanced to the final after beating Cambodia U22 national team with a score of 4-2 in the Merlion Cup 2023 semi-final at Jalan Besar Stadium, Kallang.
In this game, it started not long in the 12th minute from the moment when Malaysia made the game to attack on the left side and Aiman Afif could collect the ball before sending it into the center for Haqimi Azim to shoot. Wipe the second post. Malaysia leads 1-0.
Malaysia had continuous opportunities in the 26th minute from the moment Alif Izwan returned the ball to Syahir Bashar, shooting from outside the penalty area. But the ball flew over the crossbar.
And in the 30th minute, Malaysia invaded again and Alif Izwan took the ball to the right. escape from Cambodia Before passing to Ruventiran Vengadesan shot a close shot, Malaysia fled 2-0.
But in the 36th minute the moment when Rahadiazli Rahalim, the goalkeeper of Malaysia, was about to bend down to collect the ball, but Lim Pisoth, the player of Cambodia Come in and snatch the ball from their hands. before easily sending the ball into the goal Cambodia chased after it to be 1-2.
The rest of the time, there are no more goals. At the end of the first half, Malaysia leads 2-1.
Arrived in the second half It started not long ago, in the 50th minute, Cambodia had a chance to counter quickly and Min Ratanak put a long ball for Sieng Chanthea, taking the ball to go solo to the left. Before firing back the way, stuffing the first post Cambodia followed the rivalry to 2-2.
But then, shortly after, in the 62nd minute, Malaysia had another chance to invade, and Azam Azmi Murad led the ball to escape into the penalty area. Before passing to Fergus Tierney, who was waiting to shoot, Malaysia overtook the lead to 3-2.
The momentum began to be on the side of Malaysia which had the advantage, and in the 73rd minute, Malaysia had a quick counter-attack and Ruventiran Vengadesan opened the cross into the middle to hit the Cambodian defense. But the ball spilled into the way of Najmudin Akmal, shooting into Malaysia, fleeing 4-2.
rest period coast of Cambodia Tried to reclaim the goal but was unsuccessful. The end of the game was on the side of the Malaysia U22 national team, winning 4-2 and successfully reaching the finals. Which will wait to meet the winner between Singapore and Hong Kong
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