SEA Games: Vietnam displays grit to beat Indonesia

By Nguyen My       DEC. 1, 2019

Vietnam’s never-say-die spirit was in evidence in their third consecutive victory of the tournament Sunday, beating Indonesia 2-1 with a last minute stunner.

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    Hoang Duc's shot that sealed the victory for Vietnam.


    Vietnamese players celebrate their second goal. Photos by Duc Dong.

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    End of the match

    Hoang Duc's late winner seals the deserving win for Vietnam after a dominant display in the second half. Vietnam show a great fighting spirit and are rewarded with precious three points to remain undefeated and top of group B.

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    Tien Linh misses a one-on-one as he shoots over the bar.

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    Hoang Duc's thunderous strike to the top right corner from outside the box gives Vietnam the 2-1 lead.

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    Duc Chinh tries to heel the ball in, but it misses to the right.

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    Ngoc Bao is subbed in for Thanh Thinh. Indonesia seem settled for a draw while Vietnam are very determined to get all three points.

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    Indonesia's keeper Nadeo Argawinata has been making brilliant saves. Photo by Lam Thoa.

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    Huynh Tan Sinh is deemed not fit enough to continue. He will be replaced by Nguyen Duc Chien.

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    Tan Sinh, who has just recovered from a minor injury before the game, is on the ground.

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    Nadeo makes another save to deny Hung Dung's shot.

The match starts at 7 p.m. at the 13,000-seat Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila, the Philippines.

Both teams have won all previous matches in Group B. Vietnam beat Brunei 6-0 and Laos 6-1 while Indonesia had 2-0 victories over Singapore and Thailand.

Vietnam had a tough time in their latest encounter against Indonesia at the AFC U23 Championship qualifiers in Hanoi last March. They won with a last minute goal.

At this year SEA Games, Vietnam aim to win their first men's football gold ever.

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