- Vietnam to tie Wimbledon in U-19 friendly match10:54 | 11/03/2014
U-19 Vietnam has been chasing for a draw result because they couldn’t take advantages of opportunities.
Wimbledon who is playing at League Two ( third division) is examined stronger than neighbor Arsenal who is playing at Premier League.
However U-19 Vietnam faced more troubles in this game. U-19 Wimbledon players has advantage of fitness. They entered game speedily and created attacks toward Vietnam. Therefore, goal came soon when U-19 Wimbledon had a free kick from Xuan Truong’s fire.
In spite of having goal against soon, U-19 Vietnam played confidently when they maintained rhythm and tactics to attack opponents. Coach Guillaume Graechen’s players had at least 5 clear chances however Cong Phuong, Van Toan missed all. Till 35th minute, U-19 Vietnam’s Cong Phuong equalized after receiving a pass from Van Toan.
Before ending first half, Van Toan was fouled , the Vietnam was awarded a penalty kick but defender Van Son whose major is 11m shoot failed to make it.
Entering the second half, match was getting more interesting because of chasing. In 73rd minute, Van Son had mistake to lose ball, U-19 Wimbledon quickly raised score to 2-1. Two minutes later, Duy Manh equalized it. In remained time, U-19 Vietnam though has created many chances, they couldn’t realize them into goals. The final result was 2-2 draw.
U-19 Vietnam will face U-19 Coventry City who is playing at England Championship on March 13th.
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