Vietnamese goalkeeper Dang Van Lam received a yellow card after a clash with Malaysian forward Zaquan Adha in the eighth minute.
In the tenth minute, Malaysia's Mohamadou Sumareh took a backheel shot but it did not go in.
Nguyen Trong Hoang received a yellow card for fouling a Malaysia player in the sixteenth minute. Tran Dinh Trong got a yellow card, a third for Vietnam three minutes later.
The 44th minute marked an excellent save from Dang Van Lam as he blocked a shot from outside the box of a Malaysia player.
The score was maintained until the end of the first half.
Lam made another amazing save from a header of a Malaysia player in the 50th minute and saved a free kick from outside the box in the 53rd minute.
Nguyen Phong Hong Duy took a shot from long distance but it went over the bar.
In the 78th minute, Malaysia's Muhammad Syafiq was
Just one minute later, the team’s captain Mohd Zaquan received a yellow card for fouling Dang Van Lam, the fifth for Malaysia.
The second half had four additional minutes.
No more goals were scored until the referee blew the final whistle, and football fans nationwide are expected to enjoy a big fest tonight.
Speaking to reporters at the pre-match conference in Kuala Lumpur on December 10, coach Park Hang-
At the press conference on December 14, the head coach also said he would meet Republic of Korea and Vietnamese supporters’ expectations by keeping the AFF Championship trophy at home.
Fans are stuck on the streets, yet they all wear smiles.-VNA