Midfielder Hong Duy had a double to secure a win for U19 Hoang Anh Gia Lai Arsenal JMG over U21 Malaysia in Thanh Nien Newspaper’s 2014 International Football Tournament in Can Tho on Tuesday.
In the ninth minute, Duy had a heading from a corner kick to score the first goal for Vietnam, proving a good move by coach Guillaume Greachen to assign him to midfielder position instead of defender like in previous matches.
Hoang Anh Gia Lai Arsenal JMG continued to attack in the first half with the supports of nearly 40,000 locals at the Can Tho Stadium.
Hong Duy shined against in the 51th minute when shooting past Malaysia defenders to score second goal for Vietnam.
In a counterattack in the 60th minute, Admad Zamri defeated Vietnam’s goalkeeper Van Tien to shorten the goal difference to 1-2, which was also the final result of the match.
Hoang Anh Gia Lai Arsenal JMG will play against U21 Sydney on Thursday (October 23).
Six teams are competing in two groups at the tournament from October 19-28, including Group A with Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand and Group B with Hoang Anh Gia Lai – Arsenal JMG, Malaysia and Sydney.
Two leading teams in each group will advance to semifinals and the rest two compete for fifth place.
The winning team will get US$12,000. The runner-up and third place will get $7,000 and $5,000 respectively.