[GIFS] How The Malaysian Tigers Defeated The Singaporean Lions In The AFF Suzuki Cup
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Malaysia and Singapore faced off against each other in a bid to qualify for the semi-finals of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2014. Malaysia needed to win while Singapore only needed a draw to advance.
The Malaysian players started by singing our national anthem "Negaraku" loud and proud
The Singaporean players were no different. After all, they were playing on their home ground.
The game started off well for the Lions, who almost came close to scoring with a volley just missing the goal
Malaysia went one better but was unfortunately denied by the woodwork
The first half ended 0-0 for both teams although statistically the Malaysian Tigers did have the bigger bite of chances
In the second half, the Singaporeans were THIS close to taking the lead
Finally! In the 60th minute, Malaysia took the lead thanks to Safee Sali. Singapore 0 Malaysia 1.
But just when it looked like Malaysia were to hold on and seal the win, Singapore equalised through Khairul Amri with 8 minutes left on the clock! Singapore 1 Malaysia 1.
Then there was hope. In the 90th minute, Malaysia was awarded a penalty due to a foul by Singapore substitute Hafiz Abu Sujad on Amri Yahyah. Can Malaysia take advantage?
With all the pressure heaped on Safiq Rahim, he brushed it off cooly like a boss by scoring the penalty with ease. Singapore 1 Malaysia 2.
But Malaysia weren't done yet. In a last ditch effort to score a goal, Singapore had their goalkeeper to come up during a set piece. This led to their goal being unguarded and Indra Putra slotted the ball in from 30 yards away. Singapore 1 Malaysia 3.
Malaysia will now meet Vietnam in the semi-finals of the Cup. The first leg will take place in Kuala Lumpur on 7 December 2014.