KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The stage is set for Malaysia to get their revenge on Vietnam.
Vietnam, who defeated Malaysia 2-0 in a group match last month, sealed their place in the AFF Suzuki Cup final after beating the Philippines 4-2 on aggregate in the semi-finals on Thursday (Dec 6).
The Golden Dragons edged the Philippines 2-1 in the semi-final, return-leg tie on home ground.
They had defeated "The Azkals", trained by former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson, by a similar margin in the first leg at the Panaad Stadium, Bacolod on Dec 2.
All the goals in tonight's return-leg match came in the last 10 minutes, with Nguyen Quang Hai (83rd minute) and Nguyen Cong Phuong (87th) scoring for Vietnam before James Younghusband reduced the deficit a minute from time.
Malaysia had earlier secured their spot in the final after holding Thailand to a 2-2 draw in the semi-final, second-leg clash in Bangkok on Wednesday (Dec 5).
Having drawn the first-leg match 0-0 at the National Stadium, Bukit Jalil on Dec 1, head coach Tan Cheng Hoe's Harimau Malaya qualified on the away-goal rule.Malaysia will host Vietnam in the first leg of the final at the National Stadium on Dec 11 before travelling to Hanoi for the return leg on Dec 15. - Bernama