Malaysia wins 2011 SEA Games football gold
Hard-fought match goes all the way to a shootout, but Malaysia pull through to defeat Indonesia 4-3 (5-4 agg) on penalties and win 2011 SEA Games Gold for football.
In a match that brought out the best in both sides, Malaysia turned out eventual winners over football arch-rivals Indonesia. A 1-1 score line all the way through extra-time brought the game into a penalty shootout, and the Harimau Muda overcame the odds to take victory.
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Gunawan Dwi Cahyo's fourth minute headed goal for Indonesia put Malaysia on the back foot and scrambling to make their way back into the match.
On the 35th minute however, Malaysia found their way back into the game with a messy, but priceless headed goal of their own through Omar Mohamad Asrarudin; an equaliser that would tip the game back in the Harimau's favour.
The second half saw both team share equal amounts of dominance with Malaysia slowly tiring further into the half. With both teams unable to find the net in natural play, the game was sent into extra-time.
Two disallowed goals for offsides in extra-time saw the match then thrown into a penalty shootout.
Indonesia was first to kick and Bonai converted his attempt. Malaysia then followed suit through a Mahali strike.
Indonesian goal-scorer Gunawan was next, but failed to convert his attempt. Malaysian Fakri would later miss his attempt as well, drawing the shootout level again.
At 3-3, Indonesian hard-man Ferdinand failed to convert his attempt, putting the game in the hands of Malaysian skipper Baddrol who converted successfully.
Baddrol's strike sealed victory for the Harimau Muda, who managed to defend their crowns as SEA Games football gold medallists.
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Terima kasih Harimau Muda Malaysia.
Kalian adalah pahlawan sebenar, sukan no1 didunia.
Msian football fan ,.. bila pasukan harimau menang - semua cakap "tahniah!" tapi kalah semua kutuk! cakap "tak tau main lah, itu la, ini lah"
Chong wei dah menang byk kali utk msia.,.. tapi bila kalah sekali je,.. ramai kutuk, kata dah tua la,.. itu la.. ini la...
Ini lah sifat perangai MALAYSIA kita.... - tak reti hargai perngorbanan insan!
Mungkin sorakkan gemuruh peminat Indonesia, bukan titik tolak tapi lonjakkan semangat buat HARIMAU MUDA. Inilah semangat anak Muda zaman sekarang...
TAHNIAH! TAHNIAH! TAHNIAH!
WOW WOW selamat and Congrates,
Thank you to all the Player and the coach and others that bring this player to the level of maturity and strong and strive and never say die for the country. I was so proud that Harimau Muda player is in good in they entertaining game last night.
JANGAN LUPA DIRI BILA DAH MENANG SEA GAME K.
Bravo Malaysia Harimau Muda team and Coach Mr Ong Kim Swee..
We are proud of Malaysia Boys who played very well with superb commitment and Team work...I just Love this guys....Well Done...Well Done.