Safawi’s Two Goals help Malaysian Football Team beat Indonesia



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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – We will have to see more on the Malaysian side ahead in the Sea Games against their upcoming opponents. Take a look at our latest Malaysian football news interesting information after the remarkable victory of Malaysia over Indonesia and the controversial commotion within the game. Muhammad Safawi Rasid created the two stunning goals to lift the Malaysia team to overcome their arch-rivals Indonesia in a 2 – 0 within the 2022 World Cup Asian qualifiers at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil last night. Meanwhile, defender Mathew Davies and leading striker Muhammad Syafiq Ahmad don’t appear in the match due to collecting yellow cards, then Mohamadou Sumareh was assigned the position of the central striker while Muhammad Akhyar Rashid and Safawi Rasidwas given the role of left and right-wingers in the field. The game was closely engaging from the 1st whistle with both sides preparing for their attacks, and the Indonesian team was almost reached the Malaysian goal when forward Febri Hariyadi made a long set out within the sixth minute, just to showcase it sail over the crossbar. He was then presented for another scoring opportunity in a one one one situation with the goalkeeper Khairulazhan Mohd Khalid within 20 minutes, which saw the Malaysian player getting hurt in the midst of saving the critical shot.


Malaysia coach Tan Cheng Hoe afterward put in a new goalkeeper to substitute injured Khairulazhan. Malaysia lastly breaks the deadlock via freekick from Safawi Rasid within 29th minute which sailed in the left corner to past the goalkeeper of Indonesia, Muhammad Ridho, triggering the home fans wild with loud cheers in the field. Suddenly when the goal prompted a portion of Indonesian fans started to burning flares and then when the rival fans strike back they hurl different objects towards each other. After the commotion, the world’s 158th rank squad, Malaysia, could have the opportunity to increase their lead, however, midfielder Syamer Kutty Abba shot off a pass from forward Norshahrul Idlan Talaha within 64th minute but was a little too high, while midfielder Brendan Gan tried in four minutes later was forced out by Indonesian goalkeeper Muhammad Ridho. And the most awaited scenario in the game was when Safawi again shake the stadium of thousand crowds when he let fly an amazing strike from the left side of the goalmouth which dominated the Indonesian goalkeeper Ridho. However, Indonesia has the only chance to narrow the interval when they were given a penalty following Mohd Farizal knockdown Febri who made a surge in the penalty box within the 82nd minute. However, Mohd Farizal Marlias made an amazing save to repel Indonesia’s penalty kick attacker, Osas Marvellous, his name on the score sheet, a Nigerian striker.