KAZAN, (Russia), July 11 (Bernama) -- Malaysia kept their hopes alive when they defeated Italy 4-1 in their third match in the hockey competition at the 27th World University Games (Universiade ke-27) at the Field Hockey Centre here today.
After a 7-1 demolition of Poland on Sunday, Malaysia were upset 1-4 by Russia yesterday.
In today's match, Andrea Corsi opened scoring for Italy in the 14th minute only to see Malaysia equalise via a penalty corner that was converted by captain Muhammad Razie Abdul Rahim three minutes later.
The second half saw Malaysia's Dangerous Lee netting a brace with goals in the 37th (penalty corner) and 44th minutes respectively.
Muhammad Razie then rounded off the match earning a brace for himself as well when he converted another penalty corner in the 55th minute.
Malaysia are next scheduled to play South Africa this Saturday.
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