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Khairul Fahmi had no way of stopping Al-Ali's goal.

Man of the Match: Malaysia 0-1 Qatar

Khairul Fahmi had no way of stopping Al-Ali's goal.

Goal

One Qatar player returned his coach's trust in sending him in by scoring the match winner that took them to the 2015 Asian Cup finals.

MAN OF THE MATCH

Al-Ali
Malaysia 0-1 Qatar
Minutes Played
45
Goals 1
Match Report
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Qatar was second best throughout the match against the home side Malaysia, perhaps due to the fact that they only needed a draw, but at times they looked genuinely threatened by Malaysia's attacks instead of simply absorbing them.

But Qatar head coach Fahad Abdulla Al-Zarraa made an astute substitution at the start of the second half to bring in Al-Ali for Ali Afef, and it worked.

It proved to work 20 minutes later, when Qatar pounced on a defensive mistake by the Malaysia defence to score.

Afterwards it was just a matter of letting the home side panic and tire themselves until the final whistle.

The Al-Ali goal and 1-0 win means Qatar are now through to Australia the 2015 Asian Cup.

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