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Philippines U22 1-0 Malaysia U22: Aguinaldo's header saves the Azkals

Philippines U22 1-0 Malaysia U22: Aguinaldo's header saves the Azkals

Let us see the latest results, as well as the score of the Philippines U22 vs Malaysia U22 match in the Games 30th men's football.

Philippines U22 1-0 Malaysia U22: Aguinaldos header saves the Azkals

Philippines U22 has got what they need, which is 3 points against Malaysia U22 to continue their hope to pass the group stage.

Before this match, the Philippines host is in danger of being eliminated when they only get 1 point after 2 matches. If the Philippines cannot win Malaysia, the host will almost bid farewell to SEA Games 30th men's football.

Catching the danger, the Filipino players entered the game with the highest determination. From the very first minutes, The Azkals soon attacked with high speed in search of goals.

On the side of Malaysia U22, they performed quite faintly in this match. Not many opportunities are created by the Malayan Tigers.

However, the home fans of the Philippines also had to wait until the second half to have the opportunity to celebrate the goal. From a mischievous free-kick by Stephen Schrock, Aguinaldo made the crucial header into the net.

This is also the only goal of the match. With Aguinaldo's 'golden goal', Philippines U22 had the first victory, reaching the third place of Group A. In the last round of the Philippines will only face East Timor U22, therefore the host now has a high chance to enter the semi-finals.

 Philippines U22 vs Malaysia U22 match information

Time: 20:00 (GMT+8) on November 29th

Venue: Rizal Memorial Stadium

Competition: SEA Games 30 men's football

Playing at the home ground is the only advantage that Filipino players have in the 30th SEA Games. In the past, Philippines U22 and U23 teams could not win in 8 previous matches versus Malaysia, losing 7 of them.

In the latest match held between two teams in the qualification round of the 2020 AFC U23 Championship, Malaysia beat the Philippines by 3-0.

Even when there are numerous naturalized players in the squad, they are still beaten easily by other opponents.

Moreover, in the process of preparing for SEA Games, Philippines U22 attended two friendly competitions namely Merlion Cup and Copa Paulino Alcantara. However, they won only 1 match in those tournaments, then lost all games against Laos U22, Singapore U22, and Indonesia U22.

As a result, unless a miracle happens, they will continue having another bad result.

On the contrary, Malaysia U22's performance is quite good in 2019. Under head coach Ong Kim Swee's guidance, they are very strong in defense, as well as creative attacks. Currently, they have 6 consecutive undefeated matches in all competitions.

In March, if Malaysia had been luckier, they would have defeated China to pass the 2020 AFC U23 Championship qualification.

Philippines U22 vs Malaysia U22 possible lineups:

Philippines U22: Anthony Pinthus, Edison Suerti, Amani Aguinaldo, Justin Baas, Vince Diano, Jarvey Gayoso, Jerome Marzan, Dylan De Bruycker, Stephan Schrock, Yrick Gallantes, Chima Uzoka.

Malaysia U22: Nadzli, Zakaria, Azlin, Ros Hani, Safari, Abba, Norhisham, Draman, Halim, Rashid, Mohana Raj.