MANILA: Malaysia failed to impress after the Philippines showcased strong passing and great defensive play in a friendly Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila.

The Philippines opened the score for the night through in the 34th minute through Dennis Wolf.From then on, Malaysia tried to push for the equalizer, but failed.

The Malayan Tigers tried to attack more in the second half, but was left disappointed as the Philippines defended well.

However, the home team’s defence finally cracked in the dying minutes of the game when Ahmad Shakar Ali broke loose to score for Malaysia hence denying the Philippines a famous victory.

Our comment: Malaysia has failed to produce good results in the last few matches. De Ja Vu?