Kuala Lumpur – Singapore kicked off their AFF Suzuki Cup in impressive
fashion as a brace by captain Shahril Ishak helped them to a 3-0 win
over defending champions Malaysia in their Group B opener at the Bukit
Jalil National Stadium on Sunday.
Shahril silenced the home fans when he opened the scoring in the 32nd
minute after he ran on to Shaiful Esah’s defence-splitting pass and
fired past goalkeeper Khairul Fahmi Che Mat.
And the Lions skipper extended the lead six minutes later after he
capitalised on an error by Khairul Fahmi to head home from point blank
Malaysia lacked bite in attack and substitute Aleksandar Duric easily
headed in Singapore’s third with 15 minutes left to complete a
comprehensive win for the visitors.
While Singapore coach Raddy Avramovic did not expect his side to win so handily, he felt that the win was fully deserved.
“I thought we gave a good account of our ourselves. We concentrated well
and the players were disciplined and at the end, they really put in a
lot of effort to get this result,” he said.
“It was nice to get a good result like that in our opening game but now we must prepare for our game against Indonesia.”
However, Malaysia coach K. Rajagobal felt that the scoreline did not reflect the nature of the game.
“I didn’t expect that scoreline. I thought that we began positively but gave away a pair of sloppy goals,” he said.
“We played with desire in the second half half and put them under all
the pressure but the goal didn’t come and although we showed energy and
determination, we gave away another mistake for the third goal.
“We have to do it the hard way again and we have no choice but to win our next two games.
“It was disappointing and frustrating but I still have confidence although we will have to struggle to try to make it.”
Malaysia had struggled in their recent warm-up games but they showed
plenty of attacking intent early on in front of their home fans.
In the seventh minute Norshahrul Idlan Talaha went past the challenge of
two defenders on the right byline and tried to beat Izwan Mahbud at his
near post but the Singapore goalkeeper stood firm.
The Malaysians had several free-kicks in the Singapore half during the
first 20 minutes of the game but Aidil Zafuan Radzak and Safiq Rahim
failed to really trouble Izwan’s goal with their efforts.
The Malaysian goal was not rarely troubled until the half-hour mark when
the ball fell to Shahdan Sulaiman on the edge of the box but the winger
fired his opportunity over.
But two minutes later, Singapore took the lead thanks to a fine finish
by Shahril. The Lions skipper gathered in a diagonal pass by Shaiful
Esah from the left flank and beat a defender for pace before he fired
the ball past Khairul Fahmi into the roof of the net.
Shahril then got his second in the 38th minute after a major blunder by
Khairul Fahmi. The Malaysia goalkeeper came out to meet Shahdan
Sulaiman’s free-kick from the left flank but he only succeeded in
punching it towards his own goalmouth. Fadhli Shas managed to head the
ball off his goalline but Shahril was on hand to help it over.
Wan Zack Haikal Wan Nor came on for Khyril Muhymeen Zambri at half-time
but Malaysia struggled to create an effect response after the break as
the Lions looked to defend their advantage.
Haikal looked to have an opening in the 58th minute when the ball fell
to him on the right of the Singapore box but he was quickly closed down
by Safuwan Baharuddin who blocked his shot.
There appeared to be another great opportunity in the 81st minute when
the Malaysians launched a quick counter-attack. Substitute Mahalli
Jasuli had three players to aim for in the centre but his cross from the
right was too close to Izwan, who gathered in front of Safee Sali.
Aidil made a great tackle to deny Shahril a hat-trick shortly afterwards
but the Lions would make it 3-0 with 15 minute left when Shahdan’s
cross from the left picked out a completely unmarked Duric, who headed
home from inside the six-yard box.
In the closing minutes, Izwan was called into action to stop a
long-range piledriver from Aidil and he was then beaten by a shot by
Norshahrul in stoppage time but the ball came right back to the
goalkeeper off his left upright.
The win for the Lions sent them two points clear of Indonesia and Laos at the top of Group B.
21 RAMADHAN 1433 HIJRAH... (10 ogos 2012)
5.04 pagi....... aku ngan wife sedang menghaabiskan masa2 terakhir sahur kami.. Juadahnya: Nasi + telur Goreng + Bawang n bilis Goreng + mee goreng secupil...
Tiba-tiba??!!... pintu sliding door kami diketuk jejari2 kasar... aku n suzi saling memandang (siapa???... : jangan tekejut pulak, aku ngan suzi memang hebat... kitorang boleh berhubung tampa suara).
Dalam tanda tanya aku merapati pintu... sah ada LEMBAGA!!.... (muzik latar mendebarkan berkumandang)
Pantas aku memetik suis lampu anjung depan rumah........ Aku merapati pintu, suzi bertanya ..."siapa b?"
Aku amati wajah tetamu tak diundang ini... matanya ditutup rapat.. mulutnya juga terkunci tidak bersuara.
(Pintu sliding door belum dibukak lagi)..
Sah, aku tak kenal dia... "Kenapa?... nak apa?.... (walaupun pintu slide x dibuka, aku tau dia boleh dengar.. dia betul2 rapat dengan pintu)
Beberapa saat berlalu........ wanita ini (berpakaian baju kurung hijau+ corak bintik2.. ) berlau pergi... keluar dari pintu pagar dan terus berlalu menghilangkan diri................
the Question is?
Kenapa aku tak bukak pintu?
Gila ko...Sebab sekarang ni org buat jenayah memacam cara... kena berhati2... kalau dia bagi salam ke..cakap apa2 ke... nak jugak aku bukak pintu
Siapa dia?... manusia ke bukan..?
My wife cakap...hantu kot... But aku menyangkalnya sebab bulan posa setan kene ikat kat dasar laut... pastu mulalah kitorang merapu...mungkin org bunian and what ever...hahaha. Klw buat baik ngan dia dpt balasan emas...hehoheho...
Kemana dia menghilang?
Tak tau lah... lama jugak menunggu kat depan pintu tu lepas dia berlalu ke rumah sebelah tapi tak nampak lagi kelibat dia... (rumah kitorang jalan mati... ape2 pun mesti lalu depan rumah ni dulu baru keluar ke jalan lain)
Tak rasa macam dia utusan yang membawa alamat baik ke?
Huuuu... kalau muka berseri-seri... putih je muka dia (macam Rozita Che Wan yang makai bedak tebal seinci) adalah macam terdetik jugak yang dia bunian or membawa alamat baik... ni muka macam Shuib Sepah + berambut kerinting panjang + Pakai baju kurung Pempuan...
Ah...gembiranya yang dapat no-3 itu... mungkin kerana nombornya yang dilukis cantik atau mungkin dia berfikir yang 3 lebih banyak dari 2 dan 1. Jadi...dia adalah pemenang.........hehehe...
Hmm...aku sebenarnya terjumpa gambar nie dalam carian google n terdetik kelucuan dihati... kenapa lah cikgu dia ambik gambor gini? Untuk letak kat papan kenyataan kah?....
But anyway...baru je nengok resut exam adik (mamat) di saps.moe.gov.my ................
argh......... tertekan rasa bila nengok result dia...
bukan nye tergila-gila nak dia dapat A+ semua subjek "but" banyak subjek yang ko tak layak dapat markah SESIKIT itu.......... I Know mamat, u can do million more batter than that.. Walaupun ko kurang handsome (dari aku) tapi aku tau ke-Giniusan yang aku miliki dulu ada pada dirimu wahai adikku (Sekarang aku dah sampai tahap Minius... kira up sikit dari Ginius lah... hehehe.)
So...chill up, Study hard and Smart. Make u proud of yourself....