Martin Lo (No 10) of Việt Nam's U22 team runs away from Hong Kong's Kitchee players during their friendly on Wednesday. Việt Nam won 2-0. — Photo courtesy of VFF
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam's U22 squad defeated Kitchee FC of Hong Kong 2-0 in a friendly yesterday in Hải Dương Province.
The match was part of preparations for the Southeast Asian Games later this year.
After the first half ended goalless, Martin Lo opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 66th minute.
Nguyễn Danh Trung made it 2-0 from a free-kick eight minutes from the end.
Kitchee under coach Blaz Sliskovic are one of Hong Kong's leading clubs, with two local league titles in the past three years.
After the match Sliskovic said the Vietnamese side were too strong and on a different level compared to Kitchee.
He was also impressed by midfielder Martin Lo, calling him a good player with skills, speed, smart playing style and a promising future.
The Vietnamese players will return to their clubs today and will convene for their next training session in early September. — VNS