Vietnam U19 national team secured their first three points after defeating the Philippines U19 national team 4-1 in the AFF U19 Championship 2022 Group stage Group A at Madyah Stadium, Jakarta.
Compared to the 0-0 draw with U19 Indonesia, U19 Vietnam played well and controlled the ball more. They attacked coherently and methodically when the trio of Quoc Viet, Van Khang and Van Truong made a connection.
Vietnam has a favorable position is partly thanks to Quoc Viet’s early goal. In the 4th minute, he made a conscious move in the penalty area to beat the opponent’s goalkeeper.
After that, Vietnam created some delicious opportunities but failed to take advantage. So they failed to score more goals in the first half.
In the second half, things became easier for U19 Vietnam. In the 48th minute, U19 Vietnam raised the score to 2-0 after Quoc Viet’s header. Dinh Bac also deserves to be honored when he broke through, brought home a free kick, and then personally made an accurate ball for his teammates to score.
After Reyes ‘ surprise goal, Vietnam was a bit confused but quickly regained the game. The two players who have just returned from the final round of the Asian U23 Championship are Van Khang and Van Truong, respectively. They were both fouled in the penalty area, brought home the penalty, and succeeded independently.
In the last minutes, U19 Vietnam played more than people when the Philippines goalkeeper prevented Quoc Viet’s chance to score a delicious goal and received a red card. However, the students of coach Dinh The Nam did not score more goals. The final score of this match was 4-1 for U19 Vietnam.
With this victory, U19 Vietnam temporarily rose to the top of Group A with 4 points after 2 matches.
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