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Vietnam defeat Malaysia 1-0 in extra time to enter SEA Games final

By Hoang Nguyen       MAY. 19, 2022

The only goal by Nguyen Tien Linh in extra time helped Vietnam claim victory over Malaysia in an intense SEA Games 31 semifinal.

  • 120'+2
    Vietnam entered SEA Games 31 final!

    The time is up after an intense and tiring 120 minutes. Vietnam won 1-0 and will meet Thailand in the final of SEA Games 31 for the gold medal.

  • 120'

    Two more added minutes and Vietnam will enter the final.

  • 116'

    Tien Linh almost scored another for Vietnam as he ran down to face keeper Ghani. Linh tried to lift it over the Malaysia keeper but couldn't fool him.

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    Nguyen Tien Linh (number 9) takes a header to score for Vietnam. Photo by Duc Dong

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    Vietnam players react after opening the score. Photo by Duc Dong

  • 111'
    Vietnam scored!!

    From a freekick in the left flank by Hung Dung, the ball found Tien Linh's head as he jumped higher than any other player to break the tie for Vietnam.

    Linh took his shirt off for celebration and received a yellow.

    The team are only eight minutes away from the final!

  • 106'
    Second extra time began

    Phan Tuan Tai crossed to Nguyen Van Tung to get a header but it went across the bar. Vietnam also put Dung Quang Nho in for Le Van Do.

  • 105'+2

    The first 15 minutes of extra time ended and still there was no sign of goal.

  • 105'

    Two minutes are added to the first extra time.

  • 98'

    Defender Bui Hoang Viet Anh got a chance to shoot from a corner, but he missed the goal.

  • 93'

    Keeper Van Toan saved a shot from a long distance.

Vietnam have the home advantage and the strongest lineup for this game, while Malaysia miss some players.

Vietnam and Malaysia have encountered eight times in SEA Games. Of which, Vietnam won six and lost five matches.

In the group stage, Vietnam topped group A with 10 points after four games and haven't conceded, while Malaysia finished second in group B, scoring nine and conceded six.

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