Having suffered heavy defeats on the opening day, both U23 Singapore and U23 Guam entered the match with determination in the second match of Group C.
Against an inexperienced opponent with many non-professional players, Singapore U23 played dominantly and created countless scoring opportunities. However, the first 45 minutes ended with a score of 0-0.
After the break, after many attacking efforts, the team from the lion island nation finally found a goal to break the deadlock in the 63rd minute.
The U23 Guam goalkeeper fouled Chua Zikos in the penalty area and the referee immediately pointed to the penalty spot. From a distance of 11 meters, Zulkifli easily opened the score for U23 Singapore.
In the following period, the Southeast Asian representative was still dominant under the pouring rain at Viet Tri Stadium.
It seemed that victory was in the hands of U23 Singapore, but suddenly in the 89th minute, it happened.
Originating from a throw-in on the left wing, defender Meyar penetrated the penalty area and scored a dangerous header to tie the game at 1-1.
The final whistle sounded, many members U23 Guam burst into joy when they won the first point in the qualifying round of the U23 Asian tournament.
An Nhi | 18:21 September 9, 2023