Yangon: Vietnam got their first win when they thrashed the Philippines 9-0 on match day 3 of the AFC U-22 Championship Group G qualifiers in Yangon on Thursday.
The Filipinos did not have a chance with the Lu Dinh Tuan-led side very much in total control of both halves with four of their players having scored a brace each.
Nguyen Dinh Bao opened the scoring after 18 minutes and added his second in the 67th minute, with MH Quan (25th, 27th minutes), Ngo Hoang Thinh (30th, 52nd), substitute Le Quoc Phuong (64th, 89th) and HV Thanh (82nd), also a substitute, adding to the tally.
In earlier games, Vietnam lost 2-1 to Chinese Taipei and 3-1 to Myanmar and are now at fifth position while John Pomar Carmona’s winless side are residing at the bottom of the group.
An own goal by Chen Yen-jui helped Malaysia win 4-2 over Chinese Taipei in their rainy match with Malaysian midfielder Rozaimi Abdul Rahman getting in a brace in the 8th and 41st minutes, while Saarvindran Devandrn put the third touch for the Malaysia Tigers in the 78th minute.
The Chen Jiunn-ming-led side tried to get back with contributions by Lin Chang-lun after 50 minutes and Wen Chih-hao who scored during extra time but it proved a little too late for the East Asians.
With their latest performance, the Malaysians jumped to third spot from fourth, the latter position taken over by Chinese Taipei.
In the third match in the group, group leaders Korea Republic drew 0-0 with second-positioned Myanmar, with both teams having accumulated seven points, with goal difference separating them.
Next matches this Saturday
Myanmar vs Chinese Taipei
Philippines vs Korea Republic
Vietnam vs Malaysia