World Cup qualifiers: Que Ngoc Hai converts last-gasp penalty to give Vietnam 2-1 win against Malaysia
Que Ngoc Hai celebrates after scoring the winner for Vietnam in their penultimate Group G match against Malaysia on Friday night. (Photo: Vnexpress)
NDO – Captain Que Ngoc Hai converted a penalty with 13 minutes to go to hand Vietnam a much-needed 2-1 victory over Malaysia on Friday night, thus bringing the Golden Star Warriors closer to a historic slot in the last round of the World Cup Asian qualifiers.
Nguyen Tien Linh put Vietnam in front after 27 minutes, but his efforts were cancelled out by Lucrecio’s 72nd-minute penalty.
Only 10 minutes later, Que Ngoc Hai was on target from the spot to seal a well-deserved victory for Park Hang-seo’s side.
With the full three points against Malaysia, Vietnam have further cemented their grip at the top of Group G preserving their two-point advantage over hosts United Arab Emirates (UAE) who crushed Indonesia 5-0 in another group match the same day.
Given that fact, the Golden Star Warriors will only need a draw in their last Group G clash against UAE this June 15 to see them through to the last round of the World Cup qualifying campaign for the first time ever.
Vietnam have further tightened their grip on the top of Group G with two points clear.
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