The second match of the day in the AFF Suzuki Cup Qualifiers kicked off to a near-empty stadium after 95% of the fans in attendance for the earlier match between Timor Leste and hosts Myanmar cleared out at the final whistle.
Laos started the stronger of the two teams and controlled the game in the early stages. But Cambodia were the closest to grabbing a goal.
Prak Mony Udom's low cross from a quick counter found no one on 23 minutes, and then five minutes later Cambodia squandered the best chance yet when a one-on-one effort was well thwarted by the Laotian custodian.
The deadlock was eventually broken six minutes from the break. Visay Phaphouvannin was the quickest to react inside a crowded penalty area, driving home a right-footed effort into an open goal.
Cambodia continued their control of the game in the second period. Just before the hour mark, a great chance was passed on after the Laotian fumbled and punched a ball straight to a Cambodia forward. Dwelling on the ball for too long, he was quickly blocked.
The game threatened to turn on Cambodia when right on the hour mark, Sun Sophana received his second yellow card. The departure of the team captain left the Cambodian playing with just 10 men in the last 30 minutes.
Despite being down a man, Cambodia continued their offensive play in search of an equaliser. It was only in the final 15 minutes that Laos stepped up but were unable to breach the determined Cambodia defence line.
The scoreline remained at the final whistle and Cambodia look destined to crash out of the qualifiers while Laos who will take on Timor Leste on Tuesday have the start they were looking for,
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