Man of the Match: Bahrain 1-0 Malaysia

One player's technique ensured his team's victory over their resilient opponents in the 2015 Asian Cup qualification match between Bahrain and Malaysia.

Ismaeel Abdul-Latif
Bahrain 1-0 Malaysia
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Goals 1
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On a night that the visitors defended well and even threatened Bahrain, the home side had to make their every single shot count.

So when an opportunity presented itself in the form of a through ball that failed to be cleared by Malaysian centre-back Aidil Zafuan in the 71st minute, Bahrain midfielder Ismaeel Abdul-Latif mustered all his experience to put the ball past the Khairul Fahmi.

Credit must also be given to the passer whose delivery made sure that Ismaeel did not even have to stop the ball first, but Ismail's subsequent positioning was top-notch.

Hhis turning was timely and his eventual shot into the bottom far corner was even better.

That goal was enough to give Bahrain the win, and to take them back to the top spot in Group D of the 2015 Asian Cup qualification.