Malaysia will face Vietnam in the final of the 2018 ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup, after the latter secured a 4-2 semi-final win over the Philippines on Thursday.
Malaysia will face Vietnam in the final of the 2018 ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup, after the latter secured a 4-2 semi-final win over the Philippines on Thursday. The first leg of the final will take place in Kuala Lumpur on 11 December with the return match scheduled for Hanoi four days later. Both teams have already emerged victorious at the tournament once, with Vietnam being crowned winners in 2008 and Malaysia in 2010.
With a 2-1 advantage from the first leg on Saturday, Vietnam’s Golden Dragons could afford to sit back and soak up the pressure on the second encounter. Just when the game seemed set to end goalless, Vietnam’s Nguyen Quang Hai and Nguyen Cong Phuong struck late for the home side. Minutes later, James Younghusband grabbed a consolation goal for the team managed by the former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson.
83' GOAL! Vietnam score! 1-0!— FOX Sports LIVE! (@FSAsiaLive) 6 December 2018
Vietnam have their goal as Quang Hai beats his marker to tap the ball into the net. This should kill the match. Vietnam 1-0 up on the night and 3-1 up on aggregate.
Philippines need to score thrice now.#VIEvPHI #AFFSuzukiCup18 #WearYourPride pic.twitter.com/043rT3PxWi
The Harimau Malaya, on the other hand, reached the final on away goals after drawing 2-2 with defending champions Thailand in the semi-final.
71' GOAL! Malaysia are level! 2-2!— FOX Sports LIVE! (@FSAsiaLive) 5 December 2018
Who else but Norshahrul Idlan Talaha! The forward is on hand to convert Syamer's low cross after some good wing play by Malaysia.
If it stays like this, Malaysia will be through to the Final! #THAvMAS #AFFSuzukiCup18 #WearYourPride pic.twitter.com/8wtBfXwLZn
Vietnam have already defeated Malaysia 2-0 in the group-stage of the tournament.