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SEA Games 30: Vietnam score thrilling 2-1 comeback win over Indonesia

The Vietnamese men’s U22 team made a comeback to defeat Indonesia 2-1 in their third match of Group B at the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 30) in the Philippines on December 1.

In the 23rd minute, Sani Fauzi opened the scoreboard for Indonesia with a header, forcing Vietnam to strike back. The first half ended with Vietnam trailing 0-1 against Indonesia.

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Nguyen Thanh Chung equalises for Vietnam in the 64th minute.

At the start of the second half, the team in red made a substitution as striker Ha Duc Chinh replaced defender Ho Tan Tai to strengthen Vietnam's frontline.

Nguyen Quang Hai had a chance inside the box in the 50th minute. However, the team captain failed to make a good connection on the shot.

Vietnam levelled the score in the 64th minute as Nguyen Thanh Chung headed an equaliser in from a corner kicked by Do Hung Dung.

Three minutes were added to the second half. And when the match entered injury time, Nguyen Hoang Duc gave Vietnam a dramatic lead with a strike from distance, also settling a late win for Vietnam.

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Nguyen Hoang Duc (in red) in action.

With this victory, Vietnam maintain their winning streak at the group stage, with nine points after three matches.

The team began its SEA Games campaign with a 6-0 win over Brunei Darussalam before thrashing Laos 6-1 in the second match.

Meanwhile, Indonesia defeated defending champions Thailand 2-0 in their first game before overcoming Singapore in their second match by the same scoreline.

Vietnam will face Singapore on December 3 at 7 pm (Hanoi time).

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Source: VNA

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