Kim Pan-gon’s Malaysia, the finals in 5 years… Southeast Asian powerhouse Thailand overpowered

Malaysia, led by coach Kim Pan-gon, defeated Thailand, a powerhouse in Southeast Asia, and announced the prospect of advancing to the 2022 Southeast Asian Football Federation (AFF) final.

Malaysia defeated Thailand 1-0 in the first leg of the semifinals of the tournament held at Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 7th (Korean time).

Coach Pan-Gon Kim, who took the helm of the Malaysian national team last year, showed outstanding leadership in a short period of time and defeated Thailand, a candidate for the championship.

Malaysia occupied an advantageous position to advance to the final even if it was tied in the second game to be held in Thailand on the 10th.

If Malaysia advances to the final by boosting its victory in the first leg, it will be the first time in five years since 2018. 메이저사이트 Malaysia has reached the finals of the tournament four times before, winning only once in 2010. In 2018, the most recent final, they lost to Vietnam, led by coach Park Hang-seo, and finished runner-up.

Against strong Thailand, Malaysia did not hesitate. Malaysia, who started the game confidently from the start, scored the opening goal in the 11th minute of the first half. Faisal Halim shot the ball after Rubentin hit his head and shook the net.

Malaysia, which succeeded in suppressing the baseline, set up a strong defense and aimed for an additional goal with a quick counterattack. However, the accuracy of the last shot and pass was poor, so the gap could not be widened.

Thailand, which started a counterattack, cried at the misfortune of the goal. In the 1st minute of the second half, Thailand’s Tirasin Dangda’s headed shot hit the post.

Malaysia seemed to widen the gap with Dominic Tan’s goal in the 10th minute of the second half. However, the referee pointed out Malaysia’s foul before scoring and canceled the goal.

Failing to widen the gap, Malaysia focused on defense and managed to block Thailand’s offensive and secure a victory by one goal.