Group A in Jakarta, Indonesia
Thailand 0 Malaysia 0
Indonesia 6 Laos 0
Indonesia became the first team to seal a place in the semi-finals with an emphatic 6-0 thrashing of Laos in their second Group A match at Stadium Bung Karno on Saturday evening.
The result also ensured the Indonesians finish top spot in the pool, whatever the outcome in their final group match against the Thais on 7 December. That will give them home advantage in the return leg of the two-legged semis.
After Laos almost took the lead against the run of play early in the game, a penalty conversion from skipper Firman Utina started the rout. He added another, with further goals coming from Muhammad Ridwan, Irfan Bachdim, Arif Suyono and Oktovianus Maniani
Meanwhile in the earlier group game, Thailand endured another frustrating outing as Malaysia held them to a goalless draw.
The outcomes leave the remaining three teams in the group in contention to join the co-hosts into the next stage with one more round of group games to go.