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UAE at the double to thrash Malaysia

22 January 2009 01:30

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - The United Arab Emirates got their 2011 Asian Cup qualifying campaign off to a flying start here on Wednesday as they outclassed Malaysia 5-0.

Doubles from Mohamed Omar and Ismael Matar plus one from substitute Ahmad Khalil, seconds after he had come on, rounded off a memorable night for the Emirates and a thoroughly miserable one for their hosts.

Malaysia's cause had not been helped by their inspirational captain Shukon Adan missing out through a knee injury but even he would have been hard pressed to hold back the rampaging Emirates team.

Omar grabbed his brace in the first-half, giving the UAE the lead in the 29th minute following good work by Abdul Salam Al Junaibi - who had hit the bar earlier in the half - as he slotted the ball past Syamsuri Mustafa.

Omar then doubled their advantage with a penalty one minute into stoppage time of the first-half.

Matar ensured that there was no way back for Malaysia as his superb volley made it 3-0 in the 62nd minute which led to the unfortunate Syamsuri being replaced rounding off a desperate return to the international fold for him after almost a two year absence.

The introduction of substitute 'keeper Syed Adney Syed made little difference as Matar scored his second after a wonderful solo effort as he beat two defenders and slid the ball home.

Khalil was then on hand to make it 5-0, benefiting from another defensive error.

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0 - 5

UAE

W W L W L
Competition
Asian Cup Qualification
Date
21 January 2009
Kick-off
13:45
Half-time
0 - 2
Full-time
0 - 5
Venue
KLFA Stadium (Kuala Lumpur)
Attendance
10000

Goals

0 - 1
0 - 2
45'+1 Mohammed Omar (PG)
0 - 3
0 - 4
0 - 5

Lineups

Substitutes

Saturday 25 February

Friday 24 February

23:53
23:34
23:30
23:15
22:23
21:56
21:14
21:11
21:07
20:42
20:05
18:31
18:17
18:08
17:32
17:08
16:54
16:49
16:40
16:31
16:20
16:03
16:02
15:28
15:08
15:02
14:58
14:49
14:33
13:50
13:46
13:45
13:26
13:25
13:20
13:19
13:12
13:05
12:39
12:29
12:25
11:49
11:18
10:47
10:05
10:00
09:35
08:59
07:42
05:34
03:44
02:23
02:09
01:02
01:01
00:05

Thursday 23 February

23:43
23:04
22:03
21:58
21:02
20:09
20:04
19:31
18:39
18:31
18:08
18:03
18:01
17:16
17:12
17:09
17:08
16:42
16:34
16:23
15:40
15:04
15:00
14:54
14:31
14:15
14:01
13:58
13:21
13:05
12:27
12:05
11:48
11:17
10:15
09:42
06:29
05:51
05:12
03:41
03:37
01:51
01:41
00:47
00:10
00:06
00:04

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