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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

Sunday 31 May

Saturday 30 May

23:47
23:24
22:57
22:53
22:22
22:04
22:01
21:25
20:58
20:51
20:25
20:13
17:21
16:47
16:29
16:14
16:08
15:24
14:28
14:07
13:24
13:19
13:00
11:58
11:16
10:49
10:04
09:07
08:43
08:09
05:31
04:39
04:38
03:35
03:21
03:21
02:34
01:37
01:30

Friday 29 May

21:39
21:11
19:55
19:49
19:26
19:03
18:29
18:25
18:17
17:39
16:57
16:39
16:33
16:25
14:27
14:17
14:08
13:58
13:23
12:19
11:52
11:45
11:32
10:57
10:31
10:06
09:36
07:48
07:23
04:55
04:39
04:34
03:45
03:29
02:46
02:25
01:56
01:24
00:56
00:48

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