Myanmar come from behind to knock Cambodia out

Writer: 
EMG
Two footballers fight for control of the ball (Photo - Nyi Nyi Soe Nyunt, Kaung Htet Aung).

Hosts Myanmar bounced back from a goal down to beat Cambodia 3-1 in the second match of Group B in the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup held at the Thuwunna Youth Training Centre on November 23.

A draw against Malaysia in the last group match will be enough to reach the semis.

Myanmar made a few changes to the lineup that faced Vietnam, selecting defender Kyaw Zin Lwin, midfielder Myo Ko Tun and forward Kaung Set Naing as a lone striker. 

Myanmar lacked rhythm at first and Cambodia's Sos Suhana scored after 14 minutes

Striker Aung Thu, who twice has been named Myanmar's player of the year, missed a chance in the 16th minute. 

Twenty minutes later Myanmar’s play became more attractive and defender Zaw Min Tun scored from a Nanda set-piece with a fine header in the 35th minute. Five minutes later, Zaw Min Tun scored from a corner.  

In the 56th minute, Aung Thu scored a third with a low shot within the penalty area to the right side

Myanmar are now level on three points with Malaysia with a superior goal difference. Cambodia cannot progress in the tournament with two defeats in two matches while Vietnam look set to top the group. 

 

Translated by Win Htut