Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Dung scores a brilliant objective from a nook kick in a 2-2 draw between Việt Nam and Myanmar through the AFC Ladies’s Asian Cup on Thursday in India. — Photograph the-afc.com
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam got here from behind to attract 2-2 towards Myanmar and make historical past on the AFC Ladies’s Asian Cup on the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, India, on Thursday.
The draw gave Việt Nam one level and place third in Group C. For the primary time, they advance to the Cup’s quarter-finals as certainly one of two greatest third-placed groups.
Myanmar, needing a win to complete above Việt Nam, began the extra aggressive of the 2 sides. That they had their first threatening likelihood within the second minute after Tun Win Theingi’s threaded move discovered Thaw Thaw, whose shot failed to hassle Việt Nam goalkeeper Trần Thị Kim Thanh.
The Southeast Asian champion Việt Nam got here near discovering the web a minute later when Nguyễn Thị Mỹ Anh tried to check Myanmar goalie Nwe Could Zin however her shot was denied by the crossbar.
Each two sides created alternatives with Nwe denying Vietnamese captain Huỳnh Như within the thirteenth, whereas Tun Win Theingi’s header from contained in the field was cleared away two minutes later.
Việt Nam, who haven’t misplaced to Myanmar of their final 13 meets, conceded the primary objective when Nguyễn Thị Thanh Nhã introduced down an advancing Noe Khin Myat contained in the field.
Tun Win Theingi made no mistake to open the scoring.
Việt Nam carried out extra assaults and at last levelled the rating simply earlier than the break.
Midfielder Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Dung repeated her wonderful nook kick skill, which has made her well-known all around the world, to beat Nwe.
Dung was highlighted in FIFA’s article together with her superlative method by discovering the again of the web from nook kicks twice, one together with her left, one with proper, in a single match through the Southeast Asian championship in 2015.
Myanmar went forward simply 4 minutes into the second half after Như and Dung each missed possibilities.
Tun Win Theingi arrange Tun Khin Marlar, who discovered area earlier than smashing her effort into the again of the web.
Việt Nam got a penalty after Myanmar’s Noticed Thaw Thaw introduced down Mỹ Anh contained in the six-yard-box. And Như made no mistake from the penalty spot, sending Nwe the unsuitable approach to degree the tie for a second time.
“We met quite a lot of difficulties previous to this match. We couldn’t arrange our domination towards Myanmar. Myanmar are actually totally different and harder in comparison with the staff we performed up to now. They’ve effectively ready for this event,” stated Dung after the match.
“After conceding the primary objective, we ask all members to play tougher and push up the pace of the sport. Fortunately, I scored the levelling objective.
“Though we had been left behind twice, we had been nonetheless assured and we made it, levelling the end result twice. We deserved to take the ticket to the knockout stage. We tried arduous and I’m happy with my teammates and completely satisfied to advance,” Dung stated.
Within the different match of Group C, Japan tied South Korea 1-1 to take the highest place. South Korea are second. Each of them additionally qualify for the last-eight spherical.
Việt Nam will play China, Group A’s prime staff, on Sunday.
“China are on a distinct degree with Việt Nam. However I believe coach Mai Đức Chung could have an acceptable tactic towards them. The staff would possibly play in defence and open assaults after they have possibilities and take a look at arduous to avoid wasting their internet in addition to attainable,” stated former nationwide striker Nguyễn Thị Minh Nguyệt.
“Nonetheless, I nonetheless imagine in luck. You see, Việt Nam was confronted with a threat of being ousted from the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However lastly, we make it and now advance to the following stage which was believed an inconceivable mission when the draw was performed. The ball is spherical, and if it stands by our facet, we might do one thing stunned on Sunday,” stated Nguyệt. — VNS
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