International Friendly Tournaments

International friendly, Vietnam 2-1 Borussia Dortmund club: Do the best!

Vietnam Team overcame Borrusia Dortmund with a score of 2-1 in a friendly match at My Dinh Stadium on the evening of November 30. A game full of dedication by the players of both teams and also a quality test for the team of head coach Park Hang Seo in the process of preparing for the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022.

Head coach Park Hang Seo suddenly gave the opportunity to goalkeepers Van Toan, Hai Huy, Ngoc Quang or Trong Hoang. Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund only had a few familiar faces, such as Mats Hummels or Donyell Malen… The match was open right from the very first minutes and the first chance belonged to Trong Hoang when the defender of Vietnam Team had dangerous stretch.

In the 5th minute, fortunarely, Van Toan didn’t need to concede a goal. Just a few minutes later, Van Duc received a favorable pass, but the kick of the SLNA player went right into the position of goalkeeper Meyer. In the 12th minute, receiving a pass from a cross on the left, Nico Schulz released the ball back to Donyell Malen to control a beat, before hitting Van Toan’s net.

The efforts of coach Park Hang Seo’s team were not effective when Mats Hummels and his teammates played too firmly. Indeed, Borussia Dortmund were unlucky after the sharp counter-attacks of Malen, Schulz. It was quite surprising that the away team left a lot of space in the middle for Vietnam team to declare differently. In the 33rd minute, from a very fast counterattack on the left wing, Hong Duy dropped down and launched a shot at a tight angle. The goalkeeper of Borussia Dortmund pushed the ball out and Tien Linh promptly stepped in to equalize 1-1 for Vietnam.

In the last minutes of the first half, Vietnam Team also had more opportunities to score when Tien Linh covered his control skillfully before launching a shot to hit goalkeeper Meyer.

In the second half, both sides had a series of personnel changes, Borussia Dortmund only kept 3 main players on the field, and Vietnam Team almost changed all personnel. In the 60th minute, Van Toan easily eliminated central defender Mats Hummel but his kick was saved by goalkeeper Lotka. After that, Tien Linh continued to miss another opportunity. The match became exciting as both sides played tit-for-tat. After the situation where the vertical column saved Vietnam Team, it was Duc Chinh’s turn to have a chance, but goalkeeper Lotka won.

In the 80th minute, Van Toan excellently controlled the opponent’s dangerous kick. After this situation, Vietnam played to push Borrusia Dortmund. In a situation of counter-attacking, Van Thanh was fouled by midfielder Coulibaly in the penalty area.

Tuan Hai was given the opportunity to take the penatly and put the ball into the high corner, helped Vietnam overcome the representative from Germany with a score of 2-1.

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