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Malaysia pulled off a shock 2–1 win over reigning Olympic Champions Argentina.

 

 

The win moved Malaysia to second spot in the standings with six points, the same with Argentina but the host team have a better goal advantage.

 

The three points will now give Malaysia a chance to vie for a place in the final provided they defeat India and England in their last two matches.

 

As for Argentina they need to win their matches against England and Australia to have a chance.

 

Malaysia took the lead in the 21st minute through Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin .

 

Argentina had two penalty corners but while Peliat was denied a shot from the first, the second hit the upright.

 

Having weathered the storm, Malaysia went 2-0 ahead as Najmi Farizal Jazlan Who was lurking on the far post tapped the ball home in the  28th minute.

 

Argentina were awarded a penalty stroke seconds before halftime but the attempt by Pedro Ibbara was well saved by Hafizuddin Othman in the Malaysian goal.

 

It took Argentina only two minutes upon resumption to reduce the decoy through a deflection by Diego Paz.

 

In the end the failure of Peliat  to make count the six penalty corners cost Argentina dearly.