The Malaysian soccer team led by coach Kim Pan-gon is on the verge of advancing to the finals of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup (Mitsubishi Cup).
Malaysia beat Thailand 1-0 in the 2022 AFF Mitsubishi Cup 메이저사이트 semi-final first leg home match held at Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 7th.
Malaysia, who won the previous tournament and won one win against the ‘defending champion’ Thailand, will take the ticket to the final even if it draws at least in the away game in Thailand in the second match to be held on the 10th.
Malaysia, who won the tournament for the first time in 2010, will challenge for the second championship in 12 years with coach Kim Pan-gon, who took the commanding tower early last year.
Malaysia scored the winning goal in the 11th minute of the first half. Rubentiran Vengadesan headed the ball long from behind, and Faisal Halim shook the net with a right-footed shot.
Malaysia also scored an additional goal in the 10th minute of the second half. From a free kick, Dominic Tan’s header went into the goal. However, the goal was disallowed because referee Kim Dae-yong, who served as the referee, declared that Malaysia had committed a foul before the goal was scored. The video review system (VAR) does not apply to this competition.
Still, after the opening goal, Malaysia managed to block Thailand’s wave of attacks well and keep the victory by one goal. Malaysia was far behind with 30% to 70% in ball possession rate and 3 to 16 in shooting numbers, but their solid defense stood out.
“We wanted to play well in front of our home fans today,” said Malaysian national team coach Kim Pan-gon in an interview after the match.