17:31 | 21/11/2016 Society
Lê Công Vinh’s 50th goal for the national team secured a 2-1 win for Việt Nam over hosts Myanmar in the ASEAN Football Federation’s Group B second match yesterday in Yangon.
Lê Công Vinh of Việt Nam (right) tries to escape from a Myanmar’s defender - VNS Photo
Nguyễn Văn Quyết opened the score 23 minutes into the game. He converted Việt Nam’s domination into a lead with his smart goal, driving the ball past Myanmar’s goalie and defenders into the net.
It was again Trường who threaded a ball through to Quyết who finished with aplomb.
After a lot of attempts, the hosts gradually got some grip on the game and found a hole in Việt Nam’s defence.
Undeterred, Aung Thu, who missed a threatening chance minutes after the interval, tried again in the 73rd minute when he was rewarded as his blistering strike swiveled into the goal.
In the second match on Wednesday, Việt Nam will play Malaysia who came from behind to beat Cambodia 3-2 in an earlier match of the group, also at Thuwanna Stadium.
Myanmar will play Cambodia in a later game. Both two sides must win this match to maintain their chances for the knock-out stage./.