Vietnam remain atop Group B of the 30th SEA Games after defeating Singapore 1-0 in the Philippines on December 3, 2019.
The only goal was scored by Ha Duc Chinh in the 85th minute. This is also his fifth goal at the tournament. Vietnam Star reports.
Vietnamese players entered the game struggling to create opportunities against Singapore.
They had no dangerous shots in the first half, making inaccurate passes and receiving two yellow cards for harsh tackles.
Coach Park Hang-seo sent in more strikers after half time, making all three substitutions by the 78th minute.
His regrouping paid off as Vietnam started to attack relentlessly and scored from a double header. Doan Van Hau acted as a wall for Ha Duc Chinh to nod the ball in.
With the victory, Vietnam continued to lead Group B with 12 points.
Bouncing back from their 2-1 defeat to Vietnam, Indonesia are now level on points with Thailand, but find themselves in the second position on superior goal difference as Group B heads into its final matchday.
Indonesia will face Laos while Thailand and Vietnam face off in the final set of matches on December 5. Indonesia will only have to defeat the Laotians in order to progress to the semifinals.
By VNA/ Vietnam Star