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.
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
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
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.-VNA