The Malaysian press once again regretted when the country’s football missed the appointment with the SEA Games championship when the U.23 team lost 0-1 to U.23 Vietnam in the semi-final match of men’s football. SEA Games 31 took place on the evening of 19.05.
Right after the referee blew the whistle to end the semi-final match 2 at Viet Tri Stadium, the newspaper BH Online had to say regretfully that the dream of hunting a gold medal in football SEA Games 31 in Hanoi failed when Malaysia U.23 team lost 0-1 to coach Park Hang-seo’s team.
Malaysia U.23 team (yellow shirt) had to stop in the semi-finals after losing to Vietnam
According to Malaysian media, U.23 Vietnam, the team that won the 2019 SEA Games gold medal, created an overwhelming game with many scoring opportunities, but the team’s defense coach Brad Maloney did not play well in defense apart from the excellence of goalkeeper Azri Al Ghani. However, U.23 Malaysia played very hard to drag the match into extra time.
“After more than 110 minutes of keeping a clean sheet, the defense of the U.23 team finally could not stand up after the header of the U.23 team. Nguyen Tien Linh from the free kick situation of Do Hung Hung, setting the victory for Vietnam U.23″, according to the newspaper BH Online.
Tien Linh scored to help U.23 Vietnam reach the final
Meanwhile, the sheet My Metro also shared the same disappointment with the headline: “Hope for the final has gone up in smoke”. “Although unable to reach the final, it is also necessary to commend Brad Maloney’s squad, when the players defended firmly enough to hold a 0-0 draw against U.23 Vietnam until the 111th minute of extra time. , before home striker Nguyen Tien Linh’s header scored. The goal ended the hope of solving the country’s gold medal limit at the SEA Games after it was last won 11 years ago in Jakarta, Indonesia.” , sheet My Metro nostalgia.
U.23 Malaysia (left) cannot stop U.23 Vietnam
This is a worthy victory for Park Hang-seo’s teachers and students when the home team dominated the game most of the time. However, U.23 Malaysia also had a good match with reasonable tactics, but they could not stand the pressure from U.23 Vietnam.
With a win against U.23 Malaysia, U.23 Vietnam will face U.23 Thailand in the final match at My Dinh Stadium on May 22. Meanwhile, coach Maloney’s team competed for 3rd place with U.23 Indonesia on the same day.