Indonesia join Vietnam in AFF Suzuki Cup semis with stunning win over Malaysia

Indonesia produced a stirring fightback against Malaysia on Sunday to seal their place in the semifinals of AFF Suzuki Cup 2020, coming from a goal down to claim a stunning 4-1 win at Singapore's National Stadium.

Despite falling behind to Kogileswaran Raj's long-range opener in the 13th minute, the Indonesians managed to hit back with a eight-minute double from Irfan Jaya shortly before halftime.

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A spectacular 25-yard effort from Pratama Arhan then increased Indonesia's lead five minutes into the second, before towering centre-back Elkan Baggott came off the bench to head home a fourth and seal a handsome victory eight minutes from time.

Baggott's goal proved crucial for Indonesia as it virtually stole top spot in Group B off Vietnam, who cruised to a 4-0 triumph over Cambodia in Sunday's other match.

Given both teams had played out a 0-0 draw four days earlier -- meaning the first tiebreaker of the head-to-head record between two teams in the event of them finishing level on points was a non-factor, it was then down to goal difference and then goals scored if necessary.

With the four goals they put past the Cambodians, Vietnam had actually overtaken Indonesia on goal difference until Baggott's late goal put the teams equal on that tally and claim top spot by virtue of having scored 13 goals to the Vietnamese's nine.

Sunday's result would have come as a huge blow to defending champions Vietnam's hopes of retaining their crown, as they will now face Group A winners and record five-time champions Thailand in the last four, while the Indonesians will take on hosts Singapore.