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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 L W L W
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 4 July

Friday 3 July

Thursday 2 July

22:43
22:21
21:45
20:00
19:47
19:25
18:52
18:02
17:35
14:50
14:44
14:42
14:12
13:27
13:16
13:11
13:08
12:07
11:58
11:36
10:42
10:12
09:47
08:38
05:36
05:02
04:16
03:49
03:42
03:07
01:35
00:34

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