Vietnam held by 10-man Myanmar in SEA Games encounter

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Vietnam's Under-23 men's national football team was held to a scoreless draw against Myanmar in their second game at the 26th South East Asian Games in Indonesia on Saturday.

The Vietnamese looked the better side all through the regular 90 minutes and created several chances but failed to score a single goal.

They had beaten Myanmar 5-0 at VFF Cup in Hanoi late last month, so they were hopeful of another victory.

The Vietnamese footballers were attacking throughout but Myanmar stuck firm to their defensive tactics and it paid off.

Vietnam's central fullback Lam Anh Quang found the net eight minutes before the break but the referee ruled him offside.

Vietnam continued to launch attacks and looked even more dangerous attacks after Moe Win of Myanmar was sent off with a red card after tackling Vietnam's striker Van Quyet in the 59th minute. However, Myanmar's defense stood firm.

In fact, things could have been worse for Vietnam. Myanmar's Yan Aung Win hit the bar in a counterattack during stoppage time of the second half.

Vietnam still leads Group B with four point. Myanmar also has four points but is in second place on goal difference.

Vietnam will on Wednesday clash with East Timor, who came from behind to beat Brunei 2-1 in their first match on Saturday.

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