South Korea are in second spot with three points, while Kyrgyzstan and Bahrain only have a point apiece after playing to a 2-2 draw in the second group match. The top two teams from each group and four best-performing third-placed teams will advance to the round of 16.
South Korea nearly bagged an equalizer in the 33rd minute when Hwang Hee-chan fired a right-footed shot from close range after a fine one-two with Kim Jung-min.
Safawi Rasid gave the Malaysians the lead with a fifth-minute strike and added his second with a shot that deflected in off the far post in first-half stoppage time.More news: NZ Minister for Women cycles to hospital to give birth
South Korea's Son Heung-min takes a shot against Malaysia during a football match at the 18th Asian Games at Si Jalak Harupat Stadium in Bandung, Indonesia, on August 17, 2018.
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad may not be in the country at the moment, but that did not stop him from congratulating the national Under-23 squad for their win over South Korea in the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games 2018 yesterday.
South Korea won the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon without dropping a match. If Malaysia reach the semi-final, Palestine or Uzbekistan might be the possible opponents for a place in the gold medal match. "I think I used squad rotation too early".
He's at the Asian Games in Indonesia as one of the three wildcard - or overage players - in the under-23 South Korean squad.More news: EU`s relief fund for Lombok earthquakes reaches U.S. $1.4 million
Highly rated 18-year-old striker Sung Hyang-sim lived up to her pre-tournament billing with two goals in the opening six minutes and four in the first half, while Kim Yun-mi netted a hat-trick as the World No 10 notched their biggest ever win at the Games.
Bahrain earlier lost 0-6 to South Korea. "But the most important thing is that the players themselves recognize the problem".
Nevertheless, Kim said South Korea will fix the problems raised by this match. "We'll overcome this situation".More news: UPA govt had higher economic growth rate than the present NDA govt