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The return of the king: Cong Phuong on the way to redo his career in Vietnam

The return of the king: Cong Phuong on the way to redo his career in Vietnam

In the second match of the 2020 AFC Cup, Vietnamese striker Nguyen Cong Phuong scored the opening goal to help his team win over Hougang United.

Despite playing at the Hougang Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City FC was the better team compared to the home club in that match.

Thanks to the stunning form of striker Nguyen Cong Phuong, the Vietnamese side managed to score 3 goals, one of them was scored by Cong Phuong himself. It was the second goal of Vietnamese Messi in 2 matches as a player of Ho Chi Minh City FC.

It seems that Cong Phuong returned to his true form after a disappointing period of time playing for Belgian side Sint-Truidense on loan from Hoang Anh Gia Lai FC.

At 25, Cong Phuong was called as Vietnamese Messi due to his dribbling skills as well as scoring many goals like the Argentine striker.

When Ho Chi Minh City FC released an announcement about recruiting Cong Phuong from Sint-Truidense, people said that it was just a method of the Vietnamese side to marketing themselves.

However, Vietnamese Messi proved that he could return to his best form to play an integral part of Ho Chi Minh City FC this season.

Meanwhile, the game with Hougang United was a match to forget with goalkeeper Bui Tien Dung, who just signed a $350,000 deal with Ho Chi Minh City FC. He made a foul that led to a penalty in the second half.