Hat-trick hero Tilio fires Young Socceroos to second win in Vietnam

Marco Tilio starred as the Young Socceroos made it back-to-back AFF U-18 Championship wins in impressive style, downing Vietnam 4-1.

Tilio stunned the host nation, and 4,000 fans in attendance at the Thong Nhat Stadium, when he fired Australia into the lead after only 39 seconds.

The Sydney FC forward turned provider for Adelaide United’s Lachlan Brook 13 minutes later to double the lead and Tilio himself made it three on 34 minutes.

Feature imaged: Louise Taffa on Twitter, Taffa Media on Instagram

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Nguyen Hoang pulled a goal back for the hosts on stroke of half-time but Tilio had the final word in the closing stages to wrap up an emphatic win.

“It was a difficult tie as Vietnam showed how to control the game and that was something which we could learn from,” van Egmond told aseanfootball.org

“We enjoyed some good counter where we controlled some areas and could have scored a few more goals.”

Next up for the Young Socceroos is host nation Thailand on Sunday 11 August.

Upcoming Matches – Young Socceroos | 2019 AFF U-18 Championship | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Australia v Thailand
Date: Sunday, 11 August 2019
Location: Binh Duong, Vietnam 
Kick-off: 4.30pm (local); 7.30pm (AEST) 

Australia v Malaysia
Date: Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Location: Thanh Long, Vietnam 
Kick-off: 3.30pm (local); 6.30pm (AEST) 

Singapore v Australia
Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019
Location: Thong Nhat, Vietnam 
Kick-off: 4.30pm (local); 7.30pm (AEST)

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