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Ranked second in group B, Vietnam sets to face Thailand in the semi-finals

Ranked second in group B, Vietnam sets to face Thailand in the semi-finals

A 4-2 victory over Malaysia is not enough for Vietnam to reclaim the top spot and they will meet Thailand in the semi-finals of the 2019 AFF Futsal Championship.

Final score: Vietnam Futsal vs Malaysia Futsal (FT: 4-2)

With an outstanding level and being able to compete in front of the cheers of the home audience, Vietnam has created a completely proactive game. Coach Miguel Rodrigo's army created intense and continuous pressure on the Malaysian goal.

A few minutes after the chances of Duc Hoa, Thanh Tin after a wise move had the opportunity to face the keeper with the Malaysian goalkeeper. And the player of Vietnam opened the scoring with a dangerous finish.

In the remaining minutes of the first half, Vietnam also had many other opportunities for Van Vu or Duc Tung, but unfortunately they could not take advantage of success.

In the second half, the overwhelming was still created by Vietnam. At the beginning of the half, Van Vu got a chance after a very pass of Dc Huy's teammate but he shot the ball out of the net.

By the 6th minute of the 2nd half, player Vu Duc Tung launched a cannon shot with his right foot which is extremely beautiful to raise the score to 2-0 for Vietnam.

This is also the time when the drama is pushed to the climax. With the goal of winning strongly to reclaim the top spot from Indonesia, coach Miguel Rodrigo decided to take risks when using power-play tactics. However, when this style of play was not effective, Vietnam had to receive 2 goals in a row after the distracting situations of the defense. The ones credited to Malaysia are Hannafi and Azwann.

In the last minutes, Minh Tri and Chau Doan Phat had 2 more goals to help Vietnam end the match with a 4-2 victory. However, this ratio is not enough for the home team to reclaim the top spot and must accept in the 2nd position. Thus, the opponent of coach Miguel Rodrigo's team in the semi-finals will be Thailand.

Vietnam Futsal vs Malaysia Futsal match information

Time: 20:00 (GMT+8) on October 23rd

Venue: Phu Tho Indoor Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City

Competition: 2019 AFF Futsal Championship

The goalless draw with Indonesia in the second matchday of AFF Futsal HDBank Championship 2019 at Phu Tho Indoor Stadium on the evening of October 22nd made coach Miguel Rodrigo more dissatisfied with the Vietnamese players. And the host set a goal to win Malaysia today.

Vietnam had a disappointing draw against Indonesia despite playing actively throughout the match and created many delicious opportunities. However, Van Vu and his teammates were unable to successfully bring the ball into the net of Indonesia.

The 0-0 draw still helps Vietnam to reach the top of Group B but this result is not sure to bring Vietnam to the semi-finals. Because if the host lost Malaysia in the last match of the group stage and Australia won Indonesia in the evening of October 23rd, the elimination door of coach Miguel's team still exists.

“When we look at the course of the game, we can see that the players of both teams are quite tired. The speed of this game is not so slow, but slower than yesterday. This is understandable because yesterday, Indonesia had a difficult game against Malaysia and we had a very challenging game for Australia. The teams must compete day to day so this result is also fair”, said the Spanish tactician.

'It is true that the results of the Vietnamese team against Malaysia recently have not been good. I asked my players to calm down, tell them that if they want to have a victory against the Malaysian team, this match is the most obvious opportunity to do that', coach Miguel said.

Vietnam Futsal vs Malaysia Futsal score predictions: 4-2