Saturday, 14 July 2007

Malaysia 0-5 Uzbekistan

Don't really wish to comment too much. Five goals. Five different scorers. One good team. One very lousy team.

Bakaev scores a third for Uzbekistan from the penalty box just before half-time. Game over.

5 minutes to half-time. Malaysia does not look like they can come back into the game.

It is turning out be a nightmare for the host nation. You never say no in this sport but it seems like mission impossible for Malaysia. What were the Malaysian defenders doing?

29 minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLL. Uzbekistan scores a second!

28 minute: Uzbekistan had a free kick but it was palmed over by the Malaysia goalkeeper.

24.22 minute: Malaysia seems to have settled down after the first goal and are creating a few good chances themselves.

19 minute: Corner kick for Malaysia. Well-defended but there is a chance! Just sneaked wide! Good effort by the Malaysians.

14 minute: Golden opportunity by Malaysia but called for offside. Referee assistant got it wrong, very wrong.

10 minute: Maksim Shatskikh - the best Uzbekistan player ever? His first goal in this edition of the Asian Cup seems to add to that claim.

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOALLLLLLL! Malaysia caught napping.

7.31 minute: Malaysia has a free kick. Kicked right into the Uzbekistan wall.

5.36 minute: Nothing much has been happening, Uzbekistan seems to be having the better chances.

First corner goes to Uzbekistan.

Early pressure from Uzbekistan.

Play has started.
The Malaysians are in yellow and black.
Their opposition is in white.

Play starting in 5 minutes time.
It is do-or-die for both teams.
I don't expect Malaysia to get another thrashing but I can't seen Uzbekistan losing this game.

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