Malaysia warmed adult for June’s essential 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers with a lifeless 0-0 pull with Myanmar in Yangon on Saturday evening.
Looking to erase bad memories of a same outcome opposite small Macau in March, a toothless Tigers struggled in a final third opposite a sharp co-hosts of a 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup. The stand-off means that they are still looking for a initial idea in 2016 after 3 games.
For Ong Kim Swee, a genuine movement takes place opposite Timor Leste on Jun 2 and 6. But a coach, still yet a win given alighting a pursuit on a permanent basis, will be endangered about a miss of firepower.
Not many opportunities were combined and a ones that did come Malaysia’s approach were mostly half-chances during best. It could have been worse. For many of a 90 mins Myanmar looked to be a improved group in terms of aggressive yet Gerd Zeise’s easy on a eye flitting character usually could not furnish a goal, either.
With a 4-3-3 arrangement in place, a visitors started brightly with Azrif Nasrulhaq Badrul branch to fire into a side concealment and afterwards Amri Yahyah streamer over from a Junior Eldstal cranky all within a initial few minutes.
Soon though, Myanmar were starting to pierce a round around good and flitting by a nervous-looking Malaysian backline in that Fazly Mazlan was an considerable performer.
The hosts continued to examine in a final third yet usually could not find a torpedo pass until a half hour. Aung Thu sprinted transparent of Malaysia’s backline, squared a round to Kyaw Ko Ko on a dilemma of a area usually for a Yangon United striker to fire usually far-reaching yet some late courtesy from S. Kunanlan might have done a difference.
It seemed to prick a visitors into movement as shortly after. Eldstal carried a pass over a Myanmar counterclaim into a trail of Amirul Hadi. The round would not utterly tumble fast adequate and a Johor Darul Ta’zim star had to wait before saying his shot from a outward a right dilemma of a six-yard box good saved by Pyae Phyo Aung. It was maybe Malaysia’s best chance.
The hosts continued to ask many of a questions in a second half and on a hour surrogate Than Paing had a round in a net, yet illegally so.
In a final stages, Malaysia started to put a hosts underneath a small some-more vigour with aggressive substitutes such as S. Chanturu and teen S. Kumaahran using during defenders yet once again, a final round could have been better.
Khair Jefri Jones, personification with Melaka in a second tier Malaysia Premier League, also tender on a left after his second-half introduction.
There was some support for a manager afterwards as some younger players combined a open to a step of a neutral conflict yet a story books will uncover once again that Malaysia unsuccessful to score.
Malaysia: Izham; Kunanlan, Aidil, Shahrom, Fazly (Jefri Jones 72′); Amirulhadi (Zaquan 68′), Eldstal (Amirul Hisyam 54′), Baddrol; Azrif (Chanturu 54′), Hazwan (Kumaahran 66′), Amri (Christie Jayaseelan 53′)
Myanmar: Pyae Phyo Aung; Aung Zaw, Htan, Yan Aung Kyaw, Ye Ko Oo (Hlaing Bo Bo 90′), Aung Thu, Kyaw Ko Ko (Than Paing 46′), Myo Ko Tun, Phyo Ko Ko Thein, Hein Thiha Zaw, Mo Mo Lwin (Suan Lam Maung 46′)