With all the participants of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 having now taken to the field at least once, and before the next round of matches, we take a look at some of the star performers from the opening ties and let YOU have a say in who was the stand out player.

We shared with you those who shone on Matchday One, now let's look at the Matchday Two ties that included:

Myanmar v Cambodia

Malaysia v Laos

Indonesia v Timor-Leste

Philippines v Singapore

Norshahrul Idlan

Matchwinner against Cambodia in Harimau Malaya's Group A opener, Norshahrul went one better against Laos on Matchday Two with a late brace to confirm Malaysia's comeback after they went a goal down to Phithack Kongmathilath's 7th-minute wonder-strike.

With three goals to his name, the Pahang FA man is in the early running for tournament top scorer, although he's still got some way to go to catch Thailand's Adisak Kraisorn following the forward's double hat-trick against Timor-Leste.


Another player who was at the double for his nation on Matchday Two, Hlaing Bo Bo began and ended Myanmar's second-half rout of Cambodia. The Yadanarbon midfielder netted the vital on the hour mark before securing his brace - and Myanmar's fourth of the night - deep into stoppage time.

The 22-year-old's goal-scoring form comes at the perfect time to alleviate pressure on star forward Aung Thu, and he will look to add to his tally against Laos on Friday, with their upcoming opponents so far averaging three goals conceded per match.

John-Patrick Strauss

No goals for AFF Suzuki Cup debutant John-Patrick Strauss in the Philippines 1-0 win over Singapore but, if his performance in Bacolod was anything to go by, the new Azkals midfielder and the tournament might have just begun a beautiful friendship.

The 22-year-old, who plays his football for Erzgebirge Aue in Germany, showed his ability in both defensive and offensive sides of the game, snuffing out attacks and starting them from midfield. In a tightly-fought match with the Singaporeans, his role was vital in getting the Azkals off to winning ways.  

Riko Simanjuntak

It is fair to say that Indonesia, runners-up at the 2016 edition, did not begin the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 as they were expected to. Following their Matchday One defeat to Singapore, they stunningly went behind at home to Timor-Leste after Rufino's sensational volley.

Needing inspiration, coach Bima Sakti turned to his bench and called upon Persija Jakarta star Riko Simanjuntak. His speed and skills immediately had an impact on the tie and enabled the Garuda to turn things around, eventually running out 3-1 winners.

Who do you think deserves to be the Matchday Two Player of the Round?

Let us know in the Poll below!