Friday, Apr 18, 2014Friday, Apr 18, 2014
TheBigStory
 

AFF Suzuki Cup: Indonesia stun Singapore with late winner

Published on Nov 28, 2012 8:31 PM
PRINT EMAIL
 
Indonesia's Andik Vermansah (not pictured) scores past Singapore's Mohamad Izwan Mahbud as Indonesia's Irfan Haarys Bachdim (No. 10) and Singapore's Baihakki Khaizan (No. 5) and Muhammad Safuwan Baharudin (No. 21) look on during their AFF Suzuki Cup Group B soccer match in Kuala Lumpur on Nov 28, 2012. Singapore's passage to the semi-finals of the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup will hinge on their result against Laos this weekend, after they crashed to a 0-1 defeat by Indonesia in Group B. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR - Singapore's passage to the semi-finals of the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup will hinge on their result against Laos this weekend, after they crashed to a 0-1 defeat by Indonesia in Group B.

There were few clear-cut chances on a rain-soaked pitch at Bukit Jalil Stadium, but the game opened up when Singapore defender Irwan Shah was sent off for a second yellow card offence in the second half.

The Lions came closest to scoring when substitute Aleksandar Duric rattled the crossbar with a header in the 82nd minute.

They were made to pay for that miss.

Four minutes from time, Singapore goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud was deceived by the flight of a free-kick from Indonesia's Andik Vermansyah.

Malaysia will play Laos in another Group B tie later on Wednesday.

The Lions, who still top the group on goal difference, will meet Laos on Saturday.