Philippines maintain their chances to qualify for the semifinal AFF Suzuki Cup
2012, after the Azkals in the second game 1-0 win over Vietnam.
In the match held at the Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok, on Tuesday (27/11/2012) night local time, the two teams drew from the first round until finally in the 85th minute Philippines winning goal made through the Chieffy Caligdong.
With this victory the Philippines while sitting second in Group A with three points, after losing 1-2 in the first match versus Thailand.
Meanwhile, Vietnam odds to escape more difficult because they only collected one point and will be meet hosts Thailand in the last matchday.
Ten minutes game run, Vietnam gets first chance through Le Tan Tai continued Le Cong Vinh pass, but the ball was too weak and could be secured Eduardo Sacaparno.
Philippines had several times had a golden opportunity but James and Phil Younghusband who are on the front lines can not use it properly. Vietnam Solid defense make Philippines difficulty making opportunities.In minute 38 Phil had a chance in the box but the ball shot was wide of the target. Until the first half two teams still could not score until the score remained 0-0.
Entered in the second half Vietnam is still mastering game but the Philippine defense remained impenetrable.77 minute Filipinos also have a chance to pass Angel Guirado header but the ball was right in the catchment Duong Hong Son.
Guirado pass through two Vietnam player in 82 minutes and get to the penalty box, he shoot but the ball quickly confronted by one of Vietnam players.
Five minutes from the end, the Philippines managed to break the deadlock through goals from substitute, Chieffy Caligdong. Receiving cross from Guirado, Caligdong control the ball and then finish with a half-volley into the Vietnam goal and Philippines leading 1-0.
Until the game ended Vietnam was unable to break into Philippines net and they ended the duel with a 0-1 defeat.