Lions beat Causeway rivals Malaysia 3-0 in AFF Suzuki Cup opener
SINGAPORE: Singapore kicked off the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup campaign with a match against traditional rivals Malaysia.
The much—anticipated match saw Singapore winning 3—0 at the 100,000—capacity Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Singapore, the three—time winner, got off to a strong start against the co—host and defending champs.
In the 31st minute, skipper Shahril Ishak controlled the ball well, to score from close range, and gave the Lions the lead.
An error from the Malaysian goalkeeper gave Ishak a second goal five minutes later.
After the break, Singapore continued to pile the pressure, with substitute Aleksander Duric slotting in the third goal.
Singapore’s next Group B tie is on Wednesday against Indonesia, who drew 2—2 with Laos in their opening encounter.
Click on for photos from the victorious night.