Milestones following U23 Vietnam’s victory over Kuwait

In an impressive display on the night of April 17th, U23 Vietnam secured a historic 3-1 victory over U23 Kuwait in their opening match at the U23 Asian Cup 2024. This win marked a series of unprecedented milestones for U23 Vietnam in the tournament’s history.

For the first time, U23 Vietnam achieved a victorious start at an AFC U23 Championship, a stark contrast to their previous performances which had seen them draw or lose their opening matches. Additionally, this match was the first in which U23 Vietnam managed to score three goals in their tournament opener, surpassing their previous maximum of two goals in such matches.

Bui Vi Hao made history by becoming the first U23 Vietnam player to score a double in their first match of the tournament. Similarly, Nguyen Van Tung distinguished himself as the first Vietnamese striker to score in consecutive opening games of the U23 Asian Cup.

The victory not only secured U23 Vietnam a crucial three points but also placed them temporarily at the top of Group D with a goal difference of +2. They are tied in points and goal difference with Uzbekistan but lead the group due to scoring more goals.

Coach Hoang Anh Tuan’s team showed a blend of tactical discipline and offensive prowess, setting the stage for a promising campaign in the tournament. The win is a significant boost for U23 Vietnam as they aim to build on their initial success and prepare for their upcoming fixtures, including a key match against U23 Malaysia.

This remarkable start is a positive sign for U23 Vietnam, reflecting their preparation and determination to excel on the continental stage, and it sets a hopeful tone for their journey in the U23 Asian Cup 2024.

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