FULL TIME: Malaysia win 2-0 at the end against Pakistan in 1st leg of Olympic qualifiers at Shah Alam Stadium in Kuala Lumpur!
Not bad considering Pakistan played the entire 2nd half down to 10 men and had to change goalkeepers at half time because of injury concern to Yousuf Butt. Muhammad Omer did not disappoint in goal though.
Malaysia should have scored more given they had more chances and more possession, but they should be happy winning 2-0 at home. Thank you all Pakistani (and the odd Malaysian) fans for joining us!
May we give it our all on 9 March at Punjab Stadium for return leg!
90+4′ – Match seems destined to end 2-0 as Pakistan win a freekick in their own half.
90+2′ – Omer gathers up the loose ball, Just a little over 2 minutes left.
90+1′ – Malaysia clear a Faisal Iqbal long throw in the box.
5 minutes of stoppage time signalled by 4th Official
90′ – Malaysia again miss a chance to score! Can Pakistan hold on??
88′ – Malaysian surge forward again but miss the target after some good work in their passing.
6,593 Attendance in Shah Alam Stadium. Not bad! CAN PUNJAB STADIUM BRING IN MORE??!!
85′ – Two Pakistani players down injured as they collide with each other trying to head the ball away from a Malaysian player. Quite funny
84′ – Final change for Pakistan as Kaleemullah gets replaced by PTV’s Fahadullah Khan.
83′ – Omer impressing in goal, looks like that change at half time because Yousuf Butt’s suspect injury was vital. Malaysia make another change.
80′ – Omer clears another Malaysian corner as the pace of the game eases. Perhaps Malaysia are content being 2-0 up.
77′ – still 2-0
74′ – Offside for Malaysia down the left wing.
73′ – Omer punches a corner clear as Pakistan fight hard to somehow score a vital away goal despite being down to 10 men. Tauseef misplaces pass as Malaysia win throw-in in their own half.
70′ – Ball just a bit far for Rizwan Asif as the Malaysian goalkeeper gathers the hopeful ball.
70′ – Muhammad Omer quickly gathers up the loose ball in his box
68′ – Pakistan win a corner after a poor clearance by Malaysian defence from a Rizwan Asif pass.
67′ – good spell of possession by Pakistan as Muhammad Adil and Kaleemullah pressure the Malaysian defence to win a throw-in.
66′ – Left back Ahsanullah plays a poor pass straight to a Malaysian player, as Malaysia again rush forward but shot straight at Omer as he holds on to the ball.
63′ – Omer punches the ball clear, but goes down hurt as he collides with Malaysian striker.
62′ – Jadid Khan Pathan being taken off for Saddam Hussain (PIA) as Muhammad Rizwan Asif takes the captain’s armband. Pakistan again lose possession afterwards….
60′ – wow what a save by Omer! Denied a sure shot goal for Malaysia!
58′ – Another long range shot denied by the goalpost as Malaysia look for another goal! Pakistan is struggling down to 10 men!
57′ – good save by Omer as he stops a long range shot!
56′ – Malaysia win a corner down the right as they test the Pak defence with aggressive attacks and crosses.
53′ – Pakistan manage to clear an attack down their left flank, but cannot get the ball forward as Malaysians pile on pressure.
51′ – Two successive corners for Malaysia down the left wing as they make a substitution.
49′ – Muhammad Omer manages to get hold of ball from freekick as Pakistan are being stretched.
48′ – Jadid Khan Pathan gives away a freekick to Malaysia in a testing position. Too much space given to Malaysian attack
46′ – Malaysia almost score again, but shot goes over the bar!
Pakistan replace goalkeepers??!! Yousuf Butt taken off for Muhammad Omer (KESC). Yousuf’s troubling thigh must have been the reason as he seemed uncomfortable in closing stages
2nd Half has begun!
HALF TIME – Malaysia 2-0 Pakistan. Pakistan down to 10 men after Ansar Abbas (Pakistan Army) sent off for foolish incident with Malaysian goalkeeper!
Goals early and late in 1st half mean Malaysia will look to score more in second half!
45′ – Malaysia 2-0 up! Malaysia attack after the Ansar Abbas incident, poor clearance from Muhammad Adil gives ball straight to Malaysian striker Zaharulnizam who scores, leaving Yousuf Butt help-less!
All that good work trying to control the game ruined!!!
45′ – Pakistan’s Ansar Abbas (#17) sent off for a foolish lunge at the Malaysian goalkeeper after a foul!
PAKISTAN DOWN TO 10 MEN JUST BEFORE HALF TIME!
45′ – Malaysia’s Shakir Ali gets a yellow card for fouling Faisal Iqbal as he goes down in a 50-50 challenge. Crowd cheers on Faisal as he responds by waving. Good man!
44′ – Malaysia’s Shakir tries to flick on a cross in the box, but it goes out for a goal kick.
Nasir Ismail and Gohar Zaman on the sidelines getting Tauseef et al. listening to their instructions.
41′ – Pakistan win throw-in down the right as Faisal Iqbal takes it long, but Kaleemullah loses the ball as he goes down injured. He took too long.
39′ – Kaleemullah has a good volley shot from outside the box that just goes wide. Encouraging signs!
39′ – Pakistan running hard chasing the ball, but Malaysians calm
37′ – Goal kick to Pakistan as Malaysia attack again on counter-attack.
37′ – Pakistan losing possession too quickly thanks to some misguided long ball (once again!)
35′ – Rizwan Asif fouled just inside Malaysian half trying to head the ball.
32′ – Pakistan clear another corner. Malaysia try to whip the ball in again but Malaysian player offside.
Tariq Lutfi, Nasir Ismail, Gohar Zaman look nervous on the bench….
30′ – Pakistan win free kick down the right wing but Malaysia clear easily. Pakistani players with heavy touches or too slow to react to quick Malaysian pressing.
30′ – Yousuf Butt gathers a cross from right easily, as Malaysia try attacking via quick runs and passes down the wings
27′ – Jadid Khan Pathan down injured as team physio Dr Kamran Mehdi comes in for his aid.
26′ – Malaysia still pressing down the right troubling Faisal Iqbal and Ahsanullah
25′ – Short corner taken by Malaysia but poor cross goes out for a throw-in for Pakistan
24′ – great save from goalkeeper Yousuf Butt from a Shakir Ali strike. Pakistani defender Ahsanullah fails to clear as Malaysia win corner
22′ – decent work by Muhammad Tauseef down the right but he takes to long to cross the ball into the Malaysian box, as Malaysians clear
20′ – Free-kick by Malaysia goes over the bar.
Malaysia pressurising the Pakistan players with some brisk attacks.
3′ – Malaysia take early lead after some poor marking from a set piece by our defenders. Great shot into the top corner though!
Capacity crowd watching the game at Shah Alam Stadium in Kuala Lumpur!
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