VOV.VN - Hung Dung’s only goal in the second half helped U23 Vietnam overwhelm U23 Myanmar in a Group A dramatic clash on May 13, opening the door wide for the hosts to progress to the semi-finals.
Coach Park Hang-seo’s students did not play well at the beginning, letting the opponents have a scoring chance just from the first minutes of the match. They later caught up with the game and controlled the ball more, but could not make a breakthrough.
Meanwhile, U23 Myanmar coached by Michael Weiss performed very confidently. Their attacks were nothing special, mostly short passes from home, but they were strong enough to confuse the Vietnamese defence.
After the break, U23 Vietnam still did not improve the game even though Park Hang-seo made some substitutions. The hosts struggled to hold the ball and continued to fall into a state of complete deadlock.
In such difficult circumstances, U23 Vietnam rely on outstanding overage players, and Hung Dung is the one. In a rare attack, Hoang Duc made a cross for Le Van Do to escape on the right and the defender sent in by Park created a pass for Hung Dung to gently put the ball into the U23 Myanmar net.
The only goal helped U23 Vietnam get three important points and top Group A with seven points. They only need to draw U23 Timor Leste that have lost all three matches in the last group fixture to cruise to the semi-finals.
Both U23 Myanmar and U23 Indonesia have six points each after three matches and their last group clash would be worth watching to determine another team for the semi-finals.