Malaysia U19 National Team started with 1 point after a draw against Thailand U19 national team with a score of 0-0 in the Thanh Nien Newspaper Cup 2022 at Go Dau Stadium, Binh Duong Province.
Fielding mostly new faces, Malaysia’s players seemed to struggle a bit to put on their best performances with Thailand appearing to be more of a dangerous attack on Malaysia’s fort throughout the match.
The action displayed by Hassan Sazali Waras’ men showed that they lost the ball too easily, thus giving Thailand room to appear more powerful and dominate the game.
However, it is not an exaggeration to say that Syahmi Adib Haikal Mohd Shukri was the best player of the match when he thwarted many golden opportunities owned by Thailand.
The first chance for the Salvador Garcia squad was in the 19th minute after Peeranan Buakai made a ‘placing’ attempt from outside the area that was slightly missed on the right side of the national team’s goal.
Three minutes later, it was Thanakrit Laorkai’s turn to get a chance, but his header after receiving Thawarchai Aocharod’s cross just went over the crossbar.
After that, Syahmi Adib became the busiest player where he had to face great pressure from the Thai attack machine led by Phuwanet Thongkhui.
More than five accurate attempts that Thailand had were denied by the 19-year-old goalkeeper to save Malaysia’s honor from losing this opening act.
Malaysia will meet the hosts, Vietnam this Sunday for the second action while Myanmar waits for the final reckoning of the group stage, on August 9.
Credit Photo : FA Thailand