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Cambodia U22 0-4 Vietnam U22: Park Hang Seo's team shows class against poor Angkor warriors

Cambodia U22 0-4 Vietnam U22: Park Hang Seo's team shows class against poor Angkor warriors

Having won 4-0 against Cambodia U22 in the match on Saturday evening, Vietnam U22 got very close to the historic gold medal at SEA Games 30th.

Cambodia U22 0-4 Vietnam U22: Park Hang Seos team shows class against poor Angkor warriors

Cambodia U22 0-4 Vietnam U22: Park Hang Seos team shows class against poor Angkor warriors

After difficult first minutes, Vietnam U22 regained the possession and dominated the game. Meanwhile, Cambodia U22 actively made fouls in several situations.

At hard times, the star's class shone at the right time. In the 20th minute, receiving the ball on the right-wing, striker Ha Duc Chinh crossed the ball into the penalty area for Nguyen Tien Linh to headed the ball accurately to open the score.

Just 6 minutes later, Vietnam U22 got the second goal. After the long pass of Nguyen Thanh Chung, striker Ha Duc Chinh showed great speed and stamina, surpassing Cambodian defender U22 before finishing coolly to raise the score to 2-0.

In the remaining minutes of the first half, Vietnam U22 proactively reduced the speed of the match and played firmly at home. In the 45th minute, Coach Park Hang Seo decided to withdraw key man Tien Linh from the field, replacing him as Truong Van Thai Quy. It was Thai Quy who assisted Ha Duc Chinh to score the third goal for Vietnam U22 before the end of the first half.

With a difference of 3 goals in the first 45 minutes of the match, Vietnam U22 entered the second half slowly. The players of Coach Park Hang Seo actively take a step back and take the initiative to give possession to Cambodia U22. But with the certainty of the defense, no danger was created towards Nguyen Van Toan's goal.

Vietnam U22 also scored another goal in the 68th minute when Ha Duc Chinh skillfully finished after a corner of Thai Quy. Minutes later, despite trying to put up the attack, U22 Cambodia could not get an honorary goal, plus a missed penalty in the injury time.

Winning 4-0 against Cambodia U22, coach Park Hang Seo and his players reached the final of the 30th SEA Games men's football after 10 years of waiting. Just one more victory against U22 Indonesia, Vietnamese football will get the historic gold medal after long years of waiting.

Vietnam U22 vs Cambodia U22 match information

Time: 20:00 (GMT+8) on December 7th

Venue: Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila

Competition: SEA Games 30th men's football semi-final

Vietnam U22 has just experienced a tough match when they had only a 2-2 draw against the defending champion Thailand U22 in the last round of the group stage. Although the opponent took an early lead of two goals, the team of Coach Park Hang Seo still showed their class by scoring two goals to eliminate the Thai team.

With one point added, Vietnam U22 officially ended the group stage with the first place in Group B with 13 points including four victories and a draw. Vietnam U22 along with U22 Myanmar are the two teams present in the semi-finals that have an unbeaten record.

More significantly, Vietnam U22 in the group faces much more difficult when they are in a group with the presence of Thailand U22, Indonesia U22 or Singapore U22. If Vietnam U22 still shows the current competitive spirit, this team will really be a heavy candidate for the gold medal.

Cambodia U22 0-4 Vietnam U22: Park Hang Seos team shows class against poor Angkor warriors

While the ticket to go forward is what was predicted with Vietnam U22, the case of Cambodia U22 really surprised a lot of people. A convincing 3-1 victory over the reigning runner-up U22 Malaysia in the final round of the group stage helped Cambodia U22 to be featured in a semi-final for the first time in history.

Despite creating many surprises in the group stage, the defense is still a headache problem for coach Felix Dalmas. Specifically, after four matches in the group stage, Cambodia U22 has three games to concede.

The only match they kept clean sheets was only 90 minutes before U22 Timor-Leste - the team has never been appreciated in the attacking ability. Facing a Vietnamese U22 team that has many quality attacking players, it will be too difficult for the Cambodian team to keep a clean sheet.

Cambodia U22 0-4 Vietnam U22: Park Hang Seos team shows class against poor Angkor warriors

Notable stats:

- Vietnam U22 still has an unbeaten record at the SEA Games 30th.

- Cambodia U22 has conceded 3 of the last 4 matches in the group stage.

- This is the first semi-final ever of Cambodian football in Southeast Asia tournaments.

- Vietnam U22 had 17 goals in the SEA Games group stage this year.

Vietnam U22 vs Cambodia U22 possible lineups:

Vietnam U22: Nguyen Van Toan, Nguyen Thanh Chung, Doan Van Hau, Huynh Tan Sinh, Do Thanh Thinh, Nguyen Trong Hoang, Nguyen Duc Chien, Do Hung Dung, Nguyen Hoang Duc, Ha Duc Chinh, Nguyen Tien Linh.

Cambodia U22: Keo Soksela, Chheng Meng, Ouk Sovann, Yue Safy, Sath Rosib, Orn Chanpolin, Yeu Muslim, Kan Pisal, Reung Bunhieng, Chea Vesly, Keo Sokpheng.