|Vietnamese players celebrate their goal at a match against Maroc yesterday in South Korean U19 Suwon JS Cup. — Photo baomoi.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Nine-man Morocco avoided defeat against Việt Nam in their second round match at the U-19 Suwon JS Cup in South Korea yesterday, which ended 1-1.
Both sides were determined to win their first match at the tournament, after both losing their first matches two days ago.
Morocco, who attacked right from first whistle, took 20 minutes to open the score with a rapid attack.
Việt Nam levelled the score 10 minutes later through Nguyễn Hồng Sơn, who scored from a free kick.
During the second half, Việt Nam had more chances, forced Morocco to play in their own half, and worked hard to defend against threatening attacks.
Two of Morocco’s players were sent off in the 55th and 82nd minutes, after their violently tackling Vietnamese players, and their nine remaining players defended for the rest of the match and denied Việt Nam any further goals.
The draw brought both teams their first point in the tournament.
Việt Nam will play the hosts, South Korea, tomorrow while Morocco will play Mexico. — VNS