Pakistan beaten 3-2 by Malaysia in Asia Cup 2017

Pakistan beaten 3-2 by Malaysia in Asia Cup 2017

Every goal and point counts for Malaysia in the Hockey Asia Cup Super Four matches to ensure the country stays as the top two teams for a slot in the final.

The Super Fours, Malaysia, Pakistan, India and South Korea, will play three group matches and the top two will progress to the final.

Jungjun Lee gave his side early moments of cheer when he managed to score the first goal in the third quarter.

Seconds before the end of the first quarter, India secured the only penalty corner of the match but it was wasted as Harmanpreet Singh went for a variation.

The second quarter started well for the Indians as they produced some slick passing to take the lead in the 17th minute.

Despite enjoying the lions share of possession and having better scoring chances, the in-form Indian strikers found it hard to breach the resolute Korean defence. India had the chance to tighten the noose on the match as two Pakistan players were awarded yellow cards, but the Pakistan's defence held their nerves.

India and Pakistan will face each other again in the tournament as they have both qualified for the Super 4s stage of the tournament.

It was Gurjant Singh who created magic on the field and made it 1-1.

Trailing for the first time in the match, Pakistan made several attempts to get back on level terms but couldn't find a way past the Malaysian defence in either of the final two quarters as the match ended 3-2.



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