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"Messi Cambodia" Chan Vathanaka shined with a superb free-kick

The player who was dubbed the "Cambodian Messi" Chan Vathanaka recently had a fever with a superbly stunning free-kick in midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai in the Cambodian National Championship.

Accordingly, in the match between Boeung Ket FC vs Angkor Tiger FC in the round of the 16th national championship of Cambodia, the time when the home team was facing many difficulties before the opponent's majority defense.

36 minutes into the match, Boeung Ket FC received a free kick in the penalty area just outside the penalty area, as usual the person selected to perform the kick was none other than the number one star striker Chan Vathanaka.

The player with the No. 11 shirt looked very carefully and took the momentum before striking a beautiful ball to prevent Angkor Tiger FC goalkeeper from breaking a chance to open the score 1-0 for Boeung Ket FC.

Entering the second half, the sluggishness of the host players created conditions for Angkor Tiger FC to break out strongly and as a result they were able to equalize 1-1 in the 86th minute to get 1 point.

However, Chan Vathanaka's superb free-kick still impressed the fans, this Cambodian player's kick was very similar to the similar set that Nguyen Quang Hai had scored in Yemen in the final match of 2019 Asian Cup group stage.

Chan Vathanaka is a name that may not be unfamiliar to Vietnamese fans, the striker born in 1994 is the mainstay and the number one hope in Cambodia's attacking line during the past time, in shirt colors. The club has also visited Vietnam many times to attend the BTV Cup tournament organized by Becamex Binh Duong.

In 2019 Asian Cup Qualifiers match in Cambodia, Chan Vathanaka was the man who scored the 1-0 opener for the home team in the match against Vietnam, however the shine of Nguyen Van Quyet and Nguyen Quang Hai still helped Vietnam won all 3 points in that match.