Malaysia revived their campaign for a place in the semi-finals of the AFF Under-19 Championship 2011 when they beat Singapore 6-0 while Thailand whitewashed Cambodia 5-0 to take control of Group A.
After being held scoreless by Cambodia in their first match and then losing 1-0 to the Thais, the Malaysians needed to improve their game for a chance to finish second in Group A and a place in the next round.
And that was precisely what they did at the Aung San Stadium as they played a more disciplined game to score three goals in each half.
“It was definitely a better performance although I’m still not satisfied with a few individuals could have done better,” said Ismail Ibrahim, the chief coach of Malaysia.
“Now, we will just have to make sure that we win our last game (against the Philippines) to make sure of our place in the semi-finals.”