Oman 6 Malaysia 0: Harimau Malaya outclassed in Muscat
Despite the Harimau Malaya starting the match with an offensive line-up, it was the home side who dominated the game from start to finish and got the lead as early as in the 15th minute when Yaqoob Al-Qasmi blasted the ball past goalkeeper Farizal Marlias from just outside the box.
Their lead was doubled in the 41st minute through a successful Abdulaziz Al-Muqbali penalty after S. Kunanlan was adjudged to bring down an Oman player in the Malaysia penalty area.
After the break, Dollah Salleh tried to engineer an unlikely comeback by bringing on Khairul Azhan, Baddrol Bakhtiar and Joseph Kalang Tie, but it was to no avail as Oman struck twice in the span of five minutes through Qasim Said and Abdulaziz, making it 4-0 and essentially putting the game to bed.
However, it was not the end of the onslaught, as Oman continued to expose Malaysia's fragile backline and got another goal in the 66th minute.
The frustration of the Malaysia players, who failed to create notable goal-scoring chances all night long, was clear to see when Safiq Rahim was sent off for dissent after the referee awarded yet another penalty for Oman in the dying minutes of the match.
Mohsin Al-Khaldi easily slotted home the penalty to make it sixth of the night for Oman, confirming Malaysia's heaviest defeat since losing by the same scoreline to Indonesia at the 1999 SEA Games.