Vietnam 2-0 Nepal: Asiad 2018 group match

Created 17 August 2018
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At 7 p.m. local time, the Vietnam-Nepal match kicked off at the Wibawa Mukti Stadium in West Java, Indonesia.

Nguyen Anh Duc heads into the net to score Vietnams first goal.


Vietnamese players entered the game in white and Nepal in red.

By the 19th minute, Vietnam has made several attacks but missed the target.

Nearly half an hour of play, Vietnam has been attacking from both flanks, but have not been able to breach Nepal's defense.

Vietnam struck at the 31st minute!

Nguyen Anh Duc heads into the net to score Vietnams first goal.

Nguyen Anh Duc heads into the net to score Vietnam's first goal.

Nguyen Anh Duc, wearing jersey number 11, headed into the net from close quarter after collecting a pass from Phan Van Duc (20) on the left flank. Both are the two Vietnamese attackers in the game.

Nguyen Anh Duc celebrates after the header.

Nguyen Anh Duc celebrates after the header.

The game entered the second half.

Nepal started to take more control of the game and launched more attacks.

Vietnam also missed two major shots 15 minutes into the second half.

Vietnam struck again!

Phan Van Duc, wearing number 20, scored Vietnam's second goal. He received a pass from his co-attacker Nguyen Anh Duc.

On Tuesday, Vietnam coasted to a 3-0 win over Pakistan, but head coach Park Hang-seo was underwhelmed. The team “did not meet my expectations,” he said.

Stressing the importance the game against Nepal, Park said: “This match is a decisive one as it’s our ticket to the next round, so the team will have to put maximum effort into it.”

Vietnamese fans cheer at the stadium in Indonesia.

Vietnamese fans cheer at the stadium in Indonesia.

If Vietnam beats Nepal, it will advance to round of 16 in Asiad 2018.

At the moment, Vietnam tops Group D on goal difference, sharing three points with Japan. Vietnam will play against Japan on Sunday.


VIE - Header by Nguyen Anh Duc - 31'

Vietnam Team Stats Nepal
16 Shots 3
4 Shots on goal 2
52% Possession 48%
5 Corners 0
3 Fouls 3
0 Yellow cards 0
0 Red cards 0

Photos by Duc Dong, Lam Thoa


Source: VNE

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