|Việt Nam vs the Philippines in the third match of Group A of the AFF U16 Girls’ Championships yesterday. – Photo vff.org.vn |Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam beat the Philippines 3-0 in the third match of Group A of the AFF U16 Girls’ Championships yesterday in Palembang City, Indonesia.
Both sides were determined to get three points so they played very aggressively after the referee blew her whistle. However, no goals were scored in the first half.
After the break, Vietnamese coach Nguyễn Thị Mai Lan changed her tactics and footballers to seek goals.
In the 46th minute, captain Vũ Thị Hoa defeated goalie Isabelle Mapanao to open the score for Việt Nam.
Just two minutes later, striker Đặng Thanh Thảo doubled the score for the Vietnamese side.
After going two down, the Philippines fought back strongly to narrow the gap. They created several dangerous chances to equalise.
In the 76th minute, Thảo tripled the score after receiving a spectacular pass from her teammate Trần Thị Hạnh.
Việt Nam will meet Malaysia in the last group match on Wednesday. — VNS