U23 Vietnam draw U20 South Korea in friendly

By Quang Dung, Hoang An   April 19, 2022 | 06:36 pm PT
U23 Vietnam draw U20 South Korea in friendly
Dang Van Toi celebrates after scoring for U23 Vietnam in an exhibition match with U20 South Korea in Phu Tho Province on April 19, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Lam Thoa
A penalty helped Vietnam U23 draw 1-1 with South Korea U20 in an exhibition football match on Tuesday night.

The match played at Viet Tri Stadium in the northern Phu Tho Province was a chance for Vietnam head coach Park Hang-seo to test different formations for the SEA Games 31 squad, and he used 21 players in all.

The second-youngest player, 19-year-old Bui Vi Hao, fetched Vietnam the penalty in the 17th minute when he was fouled inside the box.

From the spot, captain Dang Van Toi slotted the ball into the left corner to equalize after falling a goal behind.

Three minutes earlier South Korea had scored from a set piece.

From a corner, captain Bae Jun-ho crossed in for forward Lee Young Jun to head in from close range past keeper Nguyen Van Toan who managed to reach the ball but could not keep it out.

Neither team created many scoring chances and settled for a draw.

After the game Park said he was happy with the team's performance as the players followed instructions.

"I needed to test the players' ability. I had a good impression of the new players. I think this was an important game."

The teams will play another friendly in Hanoi on April 22.

U23 Vietnam 1-1 U20 South Korea

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