Malaysia U22 1-0 Singapore U22: Young Tigers clinch Bangabandhu Gold Cup final spot

Harimau Muda B breezed past determined Young Lions in the Bangabandhu Gold Cup semi-final clash courtesy of a solitary goal by Kumaahran Sutha.

The much-anticipated Causeway Derby got off to a slow start in the first half with both teams preferring possession-based style of play.

Coach Razip Ismail’s fledglings however did not take long to assert dominance over their arch-rivals in the second half. Nippy forward Kumaahran Sathasivam showed his predatory instincts and latched onto a neat through pass before applying a clinical finish past the hapless Zulfairuuz Rudy in goal for Singapore in the 50th minute of the game.

Custodian Farhan Abu Bakar was finally called into action in the 80th minute as he tipped over a seemingly innoxious free kick to preserve the lead and keep his clean sheet record in the tournament intact.

Malaysia topped Group A with 1-0 and 2-0 victories over hosts, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka respectively and will face the winner of today’s semi-final clash between Thailand and Bangladesh this Sunday.

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