AFF U22 Championship: Vietnam enter semi-finals

Vietnam earned a ticket to the semi-finals of the ongoing ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) U22 Youth Championship in Cambodia after beating Timor Leste 4-0 in a match which took place in Phnom Penh on February 19.
Vietnamese players (in white) in action (Photo: VNA)
Vietnamese players (in white) in action (Photo: VNA)

The start of the first half was evenly contested and saw no breakthroughs, but later on, forward Tran Danh Trung opened the score for Vietnam in the 41st minute.

Entering the second half, he went on an amazing run before scoring from distance, doubling Vietnam’s lead in 62nd minute.

After that, Vietnam launched various attacks while their rivals showed signs of physical deterioration.

With individual skills, midfielder Phan Thanh Hau brought the score to 3-0 for Vietnam in the 82nd minute. 

Midfielder Nghiem Xuan Tu headed a goal in the fifth additional minute of the second half, settling the score at 4-0. 

With this result, Vietnam gained a berth in the semi-finals with two wins. The team won 2-1 against the Philippines on February 17. 

Vietnam will face Thailand two days later in a match deciding the top position of Group A. Earlier, Thailand beat the Philippines 3-0 to become semi-finalists.

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