Vietnam vs. Arsenal: Preseason Friendly Live Score, Highlights, Recap
Preseason Friendly live coverage
Vietnam 1-7 Arsenal (full time result)
—Olivier Giroud (first half hat-trick)
—Chuba Akpom (2)
—Tran Manh Dung (1-7)
Vietnam: Duong Hong Son; Huynh Quang Thanh, Phuoc Tu Le, Nguyen Gia Tu, Van Nhien Phung; Thanh Luong Pham, Nguyen Minh Phuong, Le Tan Tai, Ngyen Trong Hoang; Le Cong Vinh, Nguyen Anh Duc.
Arsenal: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Sagna, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gnabry, Giroud, Podolski
Eight goals, one red card, a disallowed goal and plenty of noisy fans—a good workout for Arsenal which has ended in torrential rain. A good start for the Gunners with two seven-goal hauls in their first fixtures, and they'll move on now to greater challenges in their preseason campaign.
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Vietnam 1 Arsenal 7
90+1'—More than the 90 minutes up and still teeming with rain, so how much longer does the ref play on for? Sa has a shot from 30 yards but Martinez gets up to tip it over, good shot and good save.
90'—Walcott takes the free kick but it's miles over the bar. The emergency goalkeeper is now wearing a bib to distinguish himself from the rest of the outfield players.
Red card for Vietnam goalkeeper Ngoc!
He came racing out of his penalty area and blocked a shot from Wilshere with his hands, so Phong goes in goal, the No. 15 outfield player!
87'—Final minutes now. Vietnam still being cheered on by their crowd as they pour forward, but a curled effort from the edge of the area goes flying over the bar.
85'—Five minutes to go, if we don't have a sudden abandonment because the players find themselves swimming to stay afloat. Looks like the pitch is coping alright, which is more than can be said for the fans who were in the front few rows.
83'—We've suddenly seen the heavens open up and we've got lashing rain and thunder right now. Plenty of the crowd scamper back toward cover, while Theo Walcott smashes another shot over the bar.
Tran Manh Dung; a name who will now likely live forever in Vietnamese football. He has the goal which makes it Vietnam 1 Arsenal 7.
Hah! The crowd erupts as Dung scoops the ball high into the air and over Szczesny after a cross from the right, and it loops down into the back of the net! Vietnam have a goal back, but they've left a comeback a bit late. Six goals down with 10 minutes to go.
Miquel and Eisfeld combine down the left before the latter knocks the ball back for the former, and the Spanish defender whacks the ball hard and low through three sets of legs and into the back of the net. 7-0 and the Gunners have matched the scoreline from their first match.
Vietnam 0 Arsenal 7
Ignasi Miquel, 74 mins
Chuks Aneke is on as well for Arsenal.
72'—Walcott has the chance for seven, but he blasts his shot from inside the box straight at the keeper.
Arsenal subs: Damian Martinez for Szczesny, Miyaichi goes back off, Sagna is of too. Thomas Eisfeld is on and Chris Olsson is on also.
69'—Walcott tries to lift the ball over for Akpom but the keeper grasps it out the air. More changes afoot for the Gunners.
66'—Sneaky effort on goal from Vietnam after a short corner. Just over the bar, but Szczesny isn't impressed with his defence.
65'—Here comes Jack Wilshere. His first game of preseason. On for Oxlade-Chamberlain.
...which Mertesacker heads at goal!! Good save from the keeper.
63'—Akpom is looking for his hat-trick! This time his curled effort is headed over by the defender, and Arsenal have a corner...
61'—And a save! Walcott is through on goal this time and pokes the ball at goal, but the keeper is down to smother and save. At the other end, Sagna is forced to block a shot inside the box a Vietnam break in numbers.
And Akpom has two in two minutes! Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain the creator this time as he runs into the penalty area and squares a pass for Akpom to tap home from close range. Vietnam's defence being scythed open at will.
Vietnam 0 Arsenal 6
Chuba Akpom, 58 mins
Ramsey chips a through-pass to Akpom who has made space with a quick burst of pace, and he cuts back onto his right foot before bending a shot into the far corner for 5-0.
Vietnam 0 Arsenal 5
Chuba Akpom, 56 mins
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