Borussia Dortmund stunned as they lose 2-1 to Vietnam despite stars like Hummels and Malen featuring
BORUSSIA DORTMUND suffered a shock defeat to international side Vietnam in their final match of the club’s Asia tour.
The Bundesliga side are touring the continent to maintain fitness during the domestic off-season with the World Cup in Qatar.
Donyell Malen had given Dortmund the lead[/caption]
Mats Hummels was one of the few top players from Dortmund to feature[/caption]
Vietnam fought back to win the game 2-1 in Hanoi[/caption]
Much to the delight of their team[/caption]
They started the game well enough as Donyell Malen gave them the lead in the 13th minute.
And then the side, which started first-team regulars such as such as Mats Hummels, Salih Ozcan, Felix Passlack, Nico Schulz and goalkeeper Alexander Meyer, threw the game away.
Nguyễn Tiến Linh fired Vietnam level in threw 36th minute from a rebound.
And the comeback was completed as Phạm Tuấn Hải converted from the spot in the 90th minute.
While the game is just a friendly and the scoreline counts for nothing, it is still a surprising defeat for the Germans.
There were plenty of youth players on the pitch for Dortmund in the second half, but they were joined by former Liverpool ace Emre Can.
And he was unable to help the German club avoid defeat.
Coach Edin Terzic was happy with the workout the players had as well as the opportunity to give chances to the younger players.
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He was quick to praise their hosts for the hospitality they showed the club after the game, saying: “Congratulations Vietnam. You had a great night.”
“We have had a great time in Vietnam, the people here are amazing and they have welcomed Dortmund with love. I hope we come back here again.”
However, Vietnam coach Park Hang-seo was satisfied with his side’s determination in the game.
He said: “Can’t say that the result is not important in this match. We are a national team, we have to maintain our image.”