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23 May Sports Newsletter: Vietnam football double

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Vietnam football men's and women's team double champion
Vietnam football men’s and women’s team double champion

Vietnam football men’s and women’s team double champion

In the 31st Southeast Asian Games, the U23 Vietnam team played a total of 6 games, including 4 group matches, 1 semi-final and 1 final. Despite the many games to be played and the tight schedule, Coach Park Heng-seo’s team achieved unprecedented results.

That said, Vietnam U23 have kept clean sheets in all 6 matches of the 31st Southeast Asian Games. Against U23 Vietnam, no team or player can force goalkeeper Van Toan into the net to pick up the ball.

In the group stage, the U23 Vietnam team defeated Indonesia 3-0, Myanmar 1-0, East Timor 2-0, and the Philippines drew 0-0. In the semi-final, the U23 Vietnam team defeated the Malaysian team 1-0, and the final continued with a 1-0 victory over the Thailand team.

This is the first time in the history of the men’s football in the SEA Games that a team has won the gold medal without conceding a goal.

Tears and sweet farewells from Coach Park Hyung-seo

The tears shed by Park Geun-hye at this historic moment of the match – the history of Vietnamese football, touched the hearts of every Vietnamese spectator. Mr. Park led the U.23 Vietnam team to win the championship twice, touching the precious gold medal in two consecutive Southeast Asian Games. Just a few days later, he will hand over power to coach Kong Wujun, allowing his compatriot to continue the difficult road ahead.

After the Vietnam U.23 team completed the historical mission of winning the gold medal in the 31st Southeast Asian Games, Mr. Park would not let himself rest, but immediately began another important task: to regain the AFC championship. At the end of last year, Vietnam lost to Thailand. As expected, on June 1, the team will focus on preparing for an international friendly against Afghanistan at the Tongyi Stadium (HCMC).

The Vietnamese team will regroup on May 25. That means Mr Park and his students have only a few days to practice their tactics before the first friendly in 2022.

Manchester City win Premier League title in 2021-2022 season
Manchester City win Premier League title in 2021-2022 season

Manchester City win Premier League title in 2021-2022 season

Before the final, Manchester City led the second group Liverpool by 1 point, the two teams faced Aston Villa and Wolves at home respectively. With the final round played simultaneously, the title race was exciting and dramatic until the last minute.

Manchester’s rise made Salah and Robertson’s goals in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Wolves moot.

With the victory over Aston Villa, coach Guardiola and Manchester City maintained their top positions, creating a history of their fourth Premier League title in five seasons.

It was Guardiola’s 10th title after 13 seasons in charge, having previously won three La Liga and Bundesliga titles with Barcelona and Bayern Munich. The Spaniard is currently just behind MU legend Alex Ferguson’s record of 13 British titles in his 27 years at Old Trafford.

AC Milan wins A-series title after 11 years
AC Milan wins A-series title after 11 years

AC Milan wins A-series title after 11 years

On the morning of May 23, AC Milan entered the final round of the season with the top spot in the standings. They are only 2 points (86 and 84) away from their city rivals Inter Milan. Just 1 point ahead of Sassuolo, AC Milan officially won.

But they do better than that. Olivier Giroud’s double gave AC Milan a 2-0 lead after just 32 minutes. In the 36th minute, Frank Casey’s goal decided everything, 3-0.

AC Milan won their 19th Serie A title, the first time they have lifted the trophy in 11 years (the last time was in 2011).

During that time, the team was in crisis and struggled for years. But in recent seasons, AC Milan has shown a recovery in Serie A and won the championship this season.

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