Anyway, by the time I started to watch the game, Thailand were already 1-0 up. It looked like it was just a matter of time until they added a second. That never happened and rather worryingly, Palestine appeared to grow in confidence as the game went on. Deep into injury time, Thailand were rightly awarded a penalty. With virtually the last kick of the ball, Suchao hit the post with the spot kick. There is a lingering, nagging feeling that the penalty miss may come back to haunt the Thailand.
A clean sheet and a 1-0 victory is usually a decent result to take into the 2nd leg, but the return fixture will be played in front of a passionate crowd in very different weather conditions. Will 1-0 be enough?