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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

Tuesday 17 January

23:45
23:31
23:21
22:12
21:21
20:47
20:14
19:58
19:49
19:00
18:45
18:23
18:22
17:52
17:21
17:11
17:00
16:00
15:15
14:55
14:54
14:39
14:31
14:07
13:30
12:34
12:22
11:44
11:25
11:15
10:34
10:00
09:23
08:32
08:22
07:48
07:27
05:55
05:15
03:39
02:47
02:19
02:12
01:46
00:33

Monday 16 January

23:41
23:14
22:48
22:06
20:42
19:56
19:54
19:47
19:01
18:46
15:52
15:31
14:51
14:05
13:36
13:16
13:03
12:25
12:02
11:48
09:51
09:16
08:21
06:50
05:00
03:54
03:46
03:43
01:45
00:43
00:17
00:14

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