|Quế Ngọc Hải vies for the ball with Jan Koller. — Photo baonghean.vn|
HCM CITY — A team of legends from German side Borussia Dortmund defeated Việt Nam All Stars 4-1 in a charity match in HCM City on Wednesday evening.
With outstanding physical and technical skills, the Dortmund legends opened the scoring in the sixth minute through Mladen Petric.
David Odonkor then doubled the lead for Dortmund in the 14th minute. Việt Nam had several chances to narrow the gap but failed to find the net.
In the second half, the Vietnamese star team did manage a goal thanks to former striker Lê Công Vinh.
In the remaining minutes, Việt Nam made many changes and the two teams continued to attack as the game opened up. But it was the Dortmund legends who sealed victory with two more goals before the final whistle.
The event was organised by Next Media, HCM City’s Youth Union, Borussia Dortmund, and delegates of German Industry and Commerce in Việt Nam (AHK) in support of orphans and children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The visitors line-up included Julio Cesar, Dedé, Marcel Schmelzer, Norbert Dickel, Evanílson, Kevin Grosskreutz, Jorg Heinrich, Jan Koller, David Odonkor, Patrick Owomoyela, Karl-Heinz Riedle, Miroslav Stevic, Roman Weidenfeller, Ibrahim Tanko, Mladen Petric, and Mohamed Zidan.
While the Việt Nam All Stars included coach Lê Huỳnh Đức, former national players Phạm Văn Quyến, Vinh, and Lê Quốc Vượng, as well as current players of the national team such as Quế Ngọc Hải, Đỗ Hùng Dũng and Ngô Hoàng Thịnh. VNS