Myanmar hosted Thailand last night at the 32,000 capacity Thuwanna Stadium in Yangon. The co-hosts of the tournament reached the semi-final after having beaten Malaysia in their final group match. This time though they were out of their depth with the current holders.

Thailand rarely reached top gear yet they were able to put in a solid performance especially from Kroenkrit Taweekan, Chanathip Songkrasin and man of the match Teerasil Dangda.

Teerasil Dangda can't stop scoring for Thailand

Myanmar started the game well enough, being cheered on by the full stadium, but it didn't take Thailand to soak the pressure and then begin to dictate the game.

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The first real chance of the game fell to Kroenkrit Taweekan but his shot was saved by the Myanmar goalkeeper Kyaw Zin Phyo. Teerasil Dangda then created an opportunity where it was easier to score himself but unselfishly tried to pass to Kroenkrit who couldn't take the chance.

The breakthrough came for Thailand in the 23rd minute when man of the match, Teerasil Dangda scored to put the favourites for the tournament ahead. From this moment on Myanmar had a mountain to climb. The second goal for Teerasil Dangda came in the 55th minute when he deftly sidestepped a Myanmar defender to stroke the ball home and seal an easy win for the War Elephants.

Top scorer for the tournament Thailand'sTeerasil Dangda

Two goals from Teerasil Danda has put the striker at the top of the tournament's goal scoring charts.

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He has already equaled his tally of 5 goals for Thailand at the 2012 tournament and is highly likely to add to this total with a possible three games left to play. His form has come at the right time as the 4-time champions looks to add to this number.

The return leg will be played at Rajamangala Stadium on Thursday where there is sure to be a full house. Thailand are looking to win the AFF Suzuki Cup to help ease the pain of a torrid World Cup qualifying campaign which has seen them sit at the bottom of the group.

Thailand should progress to the final where they will meet the winners of the Vietnam vs Indonesia second leg. The Garudas of Indonesia hold a 2-1 lead from the first leg. #AFF Suzuki Cup 2016