AFF U23 Championship: Timor-Leste qualify for knockouts after beating Cambodia 1-0

Cambodia in uncertain waters after shock loss to Timor-Leste.

Timor-Leste qualified for the knockouts of the ongoing AFF U23 Championship after beating Cambodia 1-0 in their group stage encounter at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh Cambodia. Yue Safy’s misplaced clearance which resulted in an (18′) own goal proved to be the difference between the two sides.

The victors showed more urgency and purpose as they started raiding Cambodia’s fort right from the first whistle. Mouzinho de Lima was in the thick of things with the midfielder making his side tick courtesy of his shooting and varied passing skills.

Cambodia’s keeper Hul Kimhuy had to make made a slew of saves in the first quarter to keep the scores unchanged. However, his resistance broke down in the 18th minute when Joao Halle’s cross from the right was headed into the net by his own teammate Yue Safy.

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