|The final result on MyTV; Cambodia 1 Timor Leste 5|
In the opening stages Alan Leandro came the closest for either team, flashing a header wide, before his cross was deftly nodded wide of keeper Sou Yaty by Murilo Ribeiro and crept inside the far post six minutes before the half-time break. Ribeiro was plying his trade in Indonesia recently and outjumped Om Thavrak to get his glancing header on target. A minute before the interval and Ribeiro put the Timorese into seventh heaven when he shrugged off Thavrak's attentions in the box and fired a low drive under Yaty's body to round off a quick counter-attack. Two goals to the good and it would only get worse for Cambodia after the break.
Ten minutes after the restart and Timor's Adelino Trindade hit a hopeful lob over Sou Yaty and it sailed into the top corner, much to everyone's surprise. On the hour mark the referee gave an indirect free-kick in the Cambodian box, a very strange decision, but the danger was averted until Trindade was on the scoresheet again, on 73 minutes, finishing off a run by Diogo Rangel that bamboozled the Khmer defence. Ten minutes from time and Tieng Tiny was lucky not to see a red card, bringing down Ribeiro as he raced through on goal. On 86 minutes, Ribeiro did break free and Yaty tussled with the striker outside and inside the box, which the referee deemed was sufficient for a penalty award. Five Timorese players debated over who should take the spot-kick until Leandro grabbed the ball and stroked home the penalty. As the clock ticked over into time added on, Ramon de Lima caught Keo Sokngorn from behind and the Boeung Ket player capped an otherwise anonymous game with a well-struck penalty to give Cambodia some scant consolation. But in reality it was a mere full stop to a game which Cambodia never looked like winning with their cautious approach from the start.
Cambodia line-Up: Yaty, Pancharong, Vibol, Thavrak, Tiny, Sopanha (Sothearath 61), Chhoeun (Saray 54), PM Udom (Vathanak 71), Sokngorn, Suhana, Borey. Bookings: Tiny, Thavrak.
|The Cambodian starting line-up on MyTV|