Vietnam cruise past Indonesia to claim SEA Games 2019 gold medal.
Vietnam have won the men’s football gold medal at SEA Games 2019 after recording a comfortable 3-0 final win over Indonesia at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on Tuesday.
The Vietnamese opened the scoring six minutes before halftime, when Do Hung Dung’s free-kick from the left was glanced home by Doan Van Hau.
Hung Dung then went from provider to scorer in the 59th minute as he doubled his team’s tally; latching onto a loose ball on the edge of the area and calmly guiding a low shot into the bottom corner.
Despite their best efforts, Indonesia always faced an uphill task in getting back into the contest.
And, in the 73rd minute, the result was put beyond doubt as Vietnam added a third when a dangerous free-kick swung into the box by Nguyen Hoang Duc was parried away by Indonesia goalkeeper Nadeo Argawinata but only as far as to Van Hau, who clinically converted on the rebound to seal the win for Vietnam.
Speaking about the game, it was Indonesia who started the game well, as they created more goal-scoring opportunities by attacking the Vietnam goalpost repeatedly.
Vietnam finally scored in the 40th minute, after they received a set-piece opportunity from just outside the Indonesia penalty box, after Asnawi Bahar fouled Ha Duc Chinh.
Do Hung Dung took the free-kick as mentioned earlier, and Doan Van Hau scored off a brilliant header.
In the 59th minute, Do Hung Dung’s sweet strike past Indonesia goalkeeper Nadeo Winata made it 2-0 for Vietnam.
Doan Van Hau’s second goal of the game came in the 73rd minute – Nguyen Hoang Duc’s free-kick towards the far post was initially punched out by Indonesia ‘keeper Winata only for Van Hau to tap it back in for his second and Vietnam’s third goal of the night.
Hence, at the time of writing, the scoresheet at the SEA Games 2019 Men’s football final read 3-0 in favour of Vietnam, as it almost looks game over for their rivals Indonesia.