SEA Games 31: Malaysia seal 2-1 comeback against Thailand

Sunday, 2022-05-08 20:51:48
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Malaysian players celebrate their goal. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA - Malaysia sealed a 2-1 comeback win against Thailand in their opening Group B match at the ongoing 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) held in Nam Dinh province on May 7.

The province’s Thien Truong Stadium, with a seat capacity of 20,000, was nearly full.

Patrik Gustavsson gave Thailand the lead at the 33rd minute. However, Thai youngster Jonathan Khemdee was sent off for a challenge on a Malaysian player before half-time.

Danial Asri equalised for Malaysia in the 61st minute.

The match looked set to finish in a draw, until an own goal by Thai defender Anusak Jaiphet in the injury time settled the 2-1 win for Malaysia.

Laos drew 2-2 with Singapore in another match of Group B.