KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 (Bernama) -- Malaysia kept their hopes of clinching a berth in the quarter-final of the 2014 AFC Futsal Championship alive after scoring an emphatic 5-1 win over Lebanon in the second game of group C at the Phu Tho Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Saturday.
Muhammad Shamsul Akmar Zamri put the national side ahead after just 20 seconds of the game before Saiful Nizam Mohd Ali scored two quick goals in the fifth and 11th minutes.
Ali Tneich, however, reduced the deficit for the world's 34th team in the 16th minute.
Malaysia, who were humiliated by a 1-7 defeat to Thailand on Friday, ensured the three points in their hands when Muhammad Shamsul Akmar and Saiful Aula Ahmad found the net in the 23rd and 34th minutes, respectively.
National head coach, Maizal Hairi Marzuki said he was surprised to see his side registering a comfortable win while demanding the players to stay focused for their last group match against Taiwan on Monday.....