It was a desperate night for the hosts as they were outplayed by the incisive visitors.
UAE were on top from the beginning at the
Kuala Lumpur Stadium and took the lead just before the half-hour.
Mohamad Omar Al-Shaddadi was sent clear by
Abdul Salam Al-Junaibi and he made no mistake to stroke the ball past Malaysia’s
goalkeeper Syamsuri Mustafa.
Al Shaddadi added a second just before the
break from the spot and just past the hour Ismail Mattar made it three.
Malaysian boss B. Sathianathan even swapped
goalkeepers in an attempt to stem the tide but it was to no avail.
After 75 minutes, Mattar added his second
and his team’s fourth and with five minutes to go, teenage sensation Ahmad
Khalil completed the rout.