Beat Captain Chanathip 4-0 in doubles as Thais against Indonesia

Dec 29 (Reuters) – Thailand’s Chanathip Songkrasin was in disastrous form as they handed Indonesia a 4-0 win in the first leg of the Suzuki Cup in Singapore on Wednesday title.

Chanathip’s second-minute opener was the fastest goal scored in the regional competition final, while his second crowned a Thais quick break seven minutes after the break.

In the middle of the second half, Supachok Sarachat hit Thailand’s third party and Bordin Phala hit the fourth goal late to give the Indonesians an almost impossible task in the New Year’s Day second leg if they want to win the title for the first time.

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Mano Polking’s Thais, eager to add five titles to their record, dominated the whole time a young and inexperienced Indonesian team battled after Chanathip’s early start.

The Consadole Sapporo playmaker showed his class when he shot into the top corner for the first time after Philip Roller’s persistence ensured the Port FC winger set up his captain.

Bordin was twice denied the opportunity to add a second to the Thais on either side of an opening on the counterattack for Indonesian Alfeandra Dewangga when the defender shot over the bar and only defeated goalkeeper Sivaruck Tedsungnoen.

Shin Tae-yong’s side had to regret this defeat when the Thais dashed their hopes in the second half.

Chanathip doubled Thailand’s lead seven minutes after the break when he put the finishing touches cool from the edge of the box after Supachok’s break into the Indonesian box and put the ball down for the 28-year-old.

Impressive throughout the game, Supachok scored his well-deserved goal in the 67th minute when he calmly took his place in the lower corner from a distance after a more impressive job by Roller on the right.

Bordin scored in the fourth with seven minutes remaining when he was played behind the defense by Worachit Kanitsribumphen to give the Thais a big advantage before the second leg.

The Suzuki Cup will be held centrally in a biosecure bubble in Singapore after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the competition to be postponed last year.

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Reporting from Michael Church; Adaptation by Ken Ferris

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