Vietnam and Indonesia draw in AFF futsal tourney
Vietnam and Indonesia played out a goalless draw in group B of the HDBank AFF Futsal Championship Southeast Asia held on Tuesday at Phu Tho Stadium in HCM City.
|Vietnam still ranked first in group B after the draw with Indonesia in their second match of Group B of the Futsal HDBank Championship Southeast Asia. — Photo courtesy of VOV|
Vietnam entered the match aiming to dominate possession and put the pressure on the visitors from the beginning.
In the fifth minute, Vu Duc Tung had the first shot on target from close range for the hosts, but the Indonesia goalkeeper caught his effort.
Indonesia fought back and had some chances to put the ball into the net, but were unable to convert.
At the 15th minute of the first half, Ton That Phi had a low shot, but the away team’s goalkeeper was again equal to it.
The first half ended with no goals from either side.
The second half was similar to the first, with both sides creating chances that the two goalies kept out.
Nguyen Minh Tri in the 31st minute had two powerful shots, but couldn't find the onion bag, while Duc Hoa's 35th minute long range shot was well saved.
In the closing stages Indonesia almost snatched all three points, as Thanh Tin lost the ball and allowed Indonesia's number 12 to pounce, but his shot was blocked before it reached Vietnamese goalkeeper Tran Van Y.
The match ended with no goals for either team.
With the draw, both teams are on four points after two matches, but Vietnam still top group B on goal difference.
Vietnam will face Malaysia on Wednesday at 7pm, while Indonesia will face Australia. VNS