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SEA Games 30: Vietnam score thrilling 2-1 comeback win over Indonesia
  • | VNA | December 02, 2019 07:21 AM
The Vietnamese men’s U22 team made a comeback to defeat Indonesia 2-1 in their third match of Group B at the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 30) in the Philippines on December 1.


Nguyen Thanh Chung equalises for Vietnam in the 64th minute (Photo: VNA)


In the 23rd minute, Sani Fauzi opened the scoreboard for Indonesia with a header, forcing Vietnam to strike back.

The first half ended with Vietnam trailing 0-1 against Indonesia.

At the start of the second half, the team in red made a substitution as striker Ha Duc Chinh replaced defender Ho Tan Tai to strengthen Vietnam's frontline.

Nguyen Quang Hai had a chance inside the box in the 50th minute. However, the team captain failed to make a good connection on the shot.

Vietnam levelled the score in the 64th minute as Nguyen Thanh Chung headed an equaliser in from a corner kicked by Do Hung Dung.

Three minutes were added to the second half. And when the match entered injury time, Nguyen Hoang Duc gave Vietnam a dramatic lead with a strike from distance, also settling a late win for Vietnam.


Nguyen Hoang Duc (in red) in action (Photo: VNA)


With this victory, Vietnam maintain their winning streak at the group stage, with nine points after three matches.

The team began its SEA Games campaign with a 6-0 win over Brunei Darussalam before thrashing Laos 6-1 in the second match.

Meanwhile, Indonesia defeated defending champions Thailand 2-0 in their first game before overcoming Singapore in their second match by the same scoreline.

Vietnam will face Singapore on December 3 at 7 pm (Hanoi time).

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