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Asian Cup Qualification

  • October 15, 2013
  • • 20:45
  • • Stadium Shah Alam, Shah Alam
  • Referee: R. Sato
  • • Attendance: 6500
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  • Malaysia and Bahrain play to a draw after Norshahrul Idlan Talaha did well to cancel out Abdulla Saleh Aman's first-half strike.
  • 90' + 3'
    Substitution Asraruddin Putra Omar Fitree Omar
  • 90' + 2'
    Norshahrul snaps a shot from range again. The keeper was beaten but it was inches wide of the left post.
  • 90' + 1'
    Four minutes will be added at the end of the second half.
  • 88'
    Dawood sends in a dangerous ball into the six-yard box from the right. Before a Bahrain striker could get the ball, Reuben was quiker to clear the ball.
  • 87'
    Substitution Subramaniam Kunanlan Fakri Saarani
  • 80'
    Kunanlan controls the ball at the edge of the box. Instead of laying off to Norshahrul to shoot, he cuts in to shoot but hits it too high.
  • 78'
    Isa receives a low cross from the left. He takes a shot with his second touch but it was palmed away by Fahmi.
  • 74'
    Substitution Azamuddin Akil Nazrin Nawi
  • 71'
    Goal Norshahrul Idlan Talaha
    Similar to the Bahrain's opener, Norshahrul latches on to a loose ball at the edge of the area and places it calmly in the top corner.
  • 70'
    Substitution Abdulla Al Hazaa Fahad Al Hardan
  • 69'
    Norshahrul starts another move from the middle before Safiq gets possession of the ball. He gives it to Azamuddin on the right to cross but it was too hard for Amri to meet.
  • 65'
    Fahmi launches a ball from the penalty area towards the opposite end where Norshahrul is lurking. He takes advantage of Abdulla who commits and misses the ball. Off the half-volley Mat-yo strikes but it was wide of the left post.
  • 63'
    Waleed breaks into a great goal-scoring position but luckily for Malaysia, he was just offside.
  • 60'
    Norshahrul breathes some life into Malaysia with a fancy trademark run in the middle . He beats two defenders but the third one in Khaled stops the JDT player in his tracks.
  • 58'
    Isa dribbles the ball from the centre circle towards goal. The Malaysian players give him room to come and he shoots from range. It was hit well but it was inches wide of the right post.
  • 54'
    Substitution Sayed Dhiya Dawood Saad
  • 50'
    Malaysia seem to have trouble holding onto the ball, always giving it away within five passes. A poor start to the second half.
  • 45'
    And the second period is underway! Bahrain restart the game.
  • Bahrain have a slender lead at the end of the first half courtesy of a goal from Abdulla. Can the Malayan Tigers fight back? Stay with Goal for all the updates!
  • 45' + 1'
    GOAL: (Bahrain) Abdulla Saleh Aman | He receives a pass from the Dhiya and cheekly places the ball in the top right-hand corner beyond Fahmi.
  • 45'
    Dhiya loses Asra on the right before sending a low cross to Al Tayeb. He was heavily marked by Taj and couldn't keep his shot on target.
  • 43'
    Yellow Card Amri Yahyah
  • 43'
    Amri lays off a ball for Safiq to shoot at the edge of the box but the Malaysian skipper scoffs his shot as it rolls into the keeper's hands.
  • 41'
    Asra spots Taj in the penalty area and lobs a peach of a pass to the defender. He only had the keeper to beat but he was flagged for offside.
  • 40'
    Reuben presses high and gains possession near the final third. He sees room and tries a shot but it was always rising.
  • 36'
    SUBSTITUTION (Bahrain): OFF: Sami Mohamed ON: Ali Tayeb
  • 31'
    Two crosses, first from the right then the left from Reuben and Kunanlan respectively. However, no one was quick enough to pounce on it.
  • 26'
    Isa whips a dangerous ball from the right this time into the box. Everyone leaves it as bounces close to the left post before going out for a goalkick.
  • 21'
    Just as we thought Malaysia were going to struggle, Amri takes a shot from range. It takes a deflection and looked goalbound but the keeper was there to claim the ball.
  • 20'
    Twenty minutes in and Malaysia haven't tested the Bahrain keeper as yet.
  • 17'
    Bahrain are very comfortable on the ball. Building patiently from the back while holding possession.
  • 14'
    Isa Ahmed gets on to a loose ball in the box and takes a shot. Taj was alert to get his foot in the way to block and concede a corner.
  • 14'
    Isa Ahmed crosses from a free-kick on the left-hand side into the box but Fahmi was on hand to punch out the danger.
  • 9'
    Reuben gets the better of Dhiya in the box. The latter falls and appeals for a penalty but the referee was right in not awarding Bahrain the spot-kick.
  • 6'
    Kunanlan breaks free on the left flank after he latches on to a Gurusamy long ball. He tries to cross but its blocked out.
  • 2'
    Yellow Card Abdulwahab Ali
  • 1'
    And we are underway! Malaysia kickoff!
  • MALAYSIA STARTING XI

    Fahmi
    Asra - Aidil - Taj - Reuben
    Kunanlan - Safiq - Gurusamy - Amri - Azamuddin
    Norshahrul


    Sami - Isa
    Sayed A. - Sayed.D - Wahab Ali - W. Almalood
    Waleed - Saleh - Abdulla - Khaled
    Sayed M.


    BAHRAIN STARTING XI
  • We are 15 minutes away from kickoff at the Shah Alam Stadium where Malaysia play hosts to Bahrain in the 2015 Asian Cup qualifier. Can the Malayan Tigers spark a comeback in the competition? Stay with Goal for all the LIVE updates!