IN the latest match of the Alpine Cup 2018,
Myanmar U-23 men’s national football
team trounced U-23 Thailand national
football team by 2-1 at Mandalar Thiri
Stadium in Mandalay yesterday.
The win secured Myanmar a second place in the tournament. Myanmar team lined up with Htike Htike Aung, Captain Zaw Min Tun, Win Moe Kyaw, Nanda Kyaw, Hlaing Bo Bo, Maung Maung Soe, Aung Thu, Maung Maung Lwin, Yan Naing Oo, Lwin Moe Aung and Goal Keeper Phone Thitsar Min.
Myanmar’s footballers were too strong for the opponents in yesterday’s match, demonstrating good tackling and defensive skills. Myanmar earned the opening goal early in the match with a quick score by Aung Thu, whose strong kick could not be blocked by the Thai goalkeeper. Again, after some minutes, Myanmar’s Zaw Min Tun scored a second goal for his team with a surprisingly successful kick.
Thailand scored their consolation goal just before the first half ended by a longball kick bypassing Myanmar’s goalkeeper. Both teams changed tactics in the second half, with Thailand speeding up play and creating chances for their team, but Myanmar's defense was too strong and no more goals were scored.