MALAYSIA 1 vs 2 Ukraine
Malaysia's goalscorer K.Reuben Thyaparan
Some actions of our players during match against Ukraine
An 88 minutes goal by Ukraine's subsitute player, Mykhaylo Kozak destroyed all hopes in Malaysia's camp to upset 2007 Universiade Football Champions,Ukraine for at least merely a point in their opening match.
Malaysia started the match brightly with Fahrul Razi Kamaruddin testing Ukrainian goalkeeper Yuriy Krsylytsya as early as the third minute with a powerful shot from just inside the penalty box after surging invidual effort down the flank.
The right winger was again part of the action 3 minutes later when he crossed for Saiful Ridzuwan only for the latter to shoot wide.
Malaysia defied all odds to lead the game in just 40 seconds after 2nd half was commenced through K.Reuben Thyaparan but a goal advantage could not be protected due to some individual mistakes in defenses.
Head coach Aminuddin Hussin however was satisfied generally with his players performances after they proved that they are certainly no pushovers by came close to upsetting Ukraine.
Malaysia 1 vs 2 Ukraine
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