Top 5 moments from Round 1 of 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup
#4 - Thailand's goals against Philippines
The host nation knew they were in for a tough showdown against the region's most improved team. But the Thais did what they did best, play quick and clinical passing football to outmatch the physically stronger Azkals boosted by their European contingent. It took almost the entirety of the first half for the first goal to be scored but it was a well-worked team move, and the second was the icing on the cake. Thai talisman Teerasil Dangda flicked on a great pass to Anucha Kitpongsri who deftly slinked his way past the Philippines custodian to find the back of the net. A late Azkals fight back proved to be futile as Thailand quickly established themselves as the tournament favourites.