Vietnam beats Malaysia 1-0 to win AFF title

Malaysia's head coach Tan Cheng How stands at the field side during the AFF Suzuki Cup final match between Vietnam and Malaysia at My Dinh stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Minh Hoang)
Malaysia's Muhammad Akram Mahinan, right, battles for the ball with Vietnam's Nguyen Quang Hai during the AFF Suzuki Cup semifinal match between Vietnam and Philippines at My Dinh stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Minh Hoang)
Vietnam's Nguyen Anh Duc celebrates after making the first goal for Vietnam during the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 final football match between Vietnam and Malaysia at My Dinh stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Minh Hoang)
Malaysia's Mohamadou Sumareh, center, battles for the ball with Vietnam's Doan Van Hau, left, and Vietnam's Que Ngoc Hai during the AFF Suzuki Cup semifinal match between Vietnam and Philippines at My Dinh stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Minh Hoang)

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam beat Malaysia 1-0 Saturday in the second leg to win the ASEAN Football Federation championship 3-2 on aggregate.

It was Vietnam's first regional championship in 10 years after its first win in 2008.

The first leg of the Suzuki Cup final ended 2-2.

Striker Nguyen Anh Duc volleyed the winning goal in the sixth minute after a cross from playmaker Nguyen Quang Hai at a packed 40,000-capacity My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi.

The win showed the progress made by Vietnam since Park Hang-seo became head coach.

___

More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

People also read these

Rafael Nadal advances to quarterfinals of China...

Oct 5, 2017

Rafael Nadal earned his season-leading 58th victory by beating Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-3 to reach...

Del Potro advances to 2nd round at Shanghai...

Oct 9, 2017

Juan Martin del Potro needed all three sets to reach the second round at the Shanghai Masters,...

Del Potro goes for scan after wrist hurt in fall...

Oct 13, 2017

Rafael Nadal has tied Andre Agassi for sixth place on the list of all-time Open Era wins by...

Pavlyuchenkova overcomes bad weather to win in...

Oct 15, 2017

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia won her third WTA singles title of the year after beating Daria...

Ormsby wins, Cabrera Bello runner-up again in...

Nov 26, 2017

Australia's Wade Ormsby won the 2017 Hong Kong Open, Sunday in dramatic fashion to give him his...

Sign up now!

Advertisement