Vietnam won Tuesday’s home match in Hanoi, beating China for their first victory and achieving their first victory in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Vietnam performed well against stronger opponents and treated thousands of fans at My Dinh Stadium to a nice Lunar New Year gift.
After captain Do Hung Dung had set up Ho Tan Tai to receive a header from the left flank, they opened the scoring in the ninth minute.
Seven minutes later, Dung provided another excellent assist to Nguyen Tien Lianh’s goal from Vietnam’s right flank.
With a long-distance goal, Phan Van Duc made it three for Vietnam in the 76th minutes. Yan Junling was left with no choice but to watch as the ball landed on the ground, hit the post, and finally the net.
China was attacked in a variety of ways, but Tran Nguyen manh, the keeper, managed to repel them all.
Manh was suffering from pain, and Bui Tan Truong replaced him in the 85th minute. China scored one back 12 minutes later when Xu Xin scored with a tap in, just before the end whistle.
This was Vietnam’s first victory against China. They also received the first three points in round four of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. They had lost their previous seven games, with a loss of 2-3 against China.
Both Vietnam’s and China’s doors have been shut down to the World Cup finals.
Vietnam has Oman and Japan matches left in March.