Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Malaysia Boleh

I'm glad I went to McD to watch the ASEAN Suzuki Cup Final 2nd Leg which took place at the Bung Karno Stadium...

Reason 1 being, the atmosphere in that fast food outlet at Sungai Dua was superb. People from all races cheering for our national team in unison. If you want to learn the true meaning of 1Malaysia, that is the place to be...

Reason 2 being, our national football team finally looks like they're going in the right direction. I hope FAM does not treat the ASEAN Cup as the World Cup, gets cocky, and neglects all the hard work done until now...

For the game itself, Malaysia lost 2-1, but because they won the 1st leg 3-0, aggregate score is Malaysia 4 - 2 Indonesia, we won the cup!!! :D

The first of heroics was performed by this fella,

Khairul Fahmi

He saved the penalty kick from Indonesia, which if it went in, would most probably open the flood gate for more Indonesian goal. The McD folks called him Fahmi the Spiderman...

Basically Malaysia played tried to play like Inter against Barcelona, parking the bus. 9 man defending, and 1 lone striker up front...

Mohd Safee Sali

By chance, a Fabregas-que defence splitting long pass put the striker through from 1 of the 9 defenders, and a couple of touches later, the ball was expertly dispatched into the top left corner of the Indonesian goal...

Another nail in the Indonesian coffin, this away goal means they now have to score 5 goals to win...

Which they managed only 2 in a late flurry of attacks, 1 of them was a deflected goal off the head on our own defender...

End result, Malaysia won the ASEAN Cup for the first time. Kudos to the team!!! :D

PS: Somehow, I feel that Malaysia's coach looks like Arsenal's manager much...


1 comment:

Casendra said...

Ahahaha... nice summary, thanks for it, i never know how to watch football one, didnt even understand the rule :P

Hehe... laste 2 pictures are awesome! ahahaha, happy new year!