Football: Rivalry renewed at National Stadium as Lions take on Tigers

The Sports Hub dome shines bright before the start of the Causeway Clasico. -- PHOTO: @STSPORTSDESK/TWITTER
The Sports Hub dome shines bright before the start of the Causeway Clasico. -- PHOTO: @STSPORTSDESK/TWITTER

The next chapter of the Causeway rivalry will be written on Saturday evening at the new National Stadium, as the Singapore national football team face arch-rivals Malaysia in their Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup Group B clash.

The Lions are in second spot in the group with three points (one win and one loss), while Malaysia lie third with one point (one draw and one loss). For the visiting Tigers, their objective is clear-cut: they must win to advance to the semi-finals.

For Singapore, a win will also put them through to the last four, but they can also advance with a draw, provided that bottom-placed Myanmar do not beat group leaders Thailand by a margin of four goals or more in their clash at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

With tickets almost sold out, the scene is set for an intensely-contested match. Follow The Straits Times Sports Desk (@STSportsdesk) on Twitter for updates on these two matches.