A friendly football game, the main event of the True Love charity program, between Vietnam All Stars and legends of German club Borussia Dortmund (BVB) ended with a 1-4 loss for the former in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday night.
Among the BVB squad were Julio Cesar, Dedé, Marcel Schmelzer, Norbert Dickel, Evanílson, Kevin Grosskreutz, Jorg Heinrich, Jan Koller, David Odonkor, Patrick Owomoyela, Karl-Heinz Riedle, Miroslav Stevic, Roman Weidenfeller, Ibrahim Tanko, Mladen Petric, and Mohamed Zidan.
|Team Vietnam All Stars at a charitable football game against legends of German club Borussia Dortmund in Ho Chi Minh City, September 28, 2022. Photo: Hoang Tung / Tuoi Tre|
The host side included former national players Le Huynh Duc, Pham Van Quyen, Le Cong Vinh, and Le Quoc Vuong, as well as current stars of the national team such as Que Ngoc Hai, Do Hung Dung, Pham Tuan Hai, and Doan Van Hau.
Although the famous players from Germany were no longer at the peak of their form, Mladen Petric and David Odonkor scored one goal each and Mohamed Zidan netted twice to claim the 4-1 victory.
Vietnam All Stars’ only goal was earned by Le Cong Vinh.
|Former players of German club Borussia Dortmund at a charitable football game in Ho Chi Minh City, September 28, 2022. Photo: Hoang Tung / Tuoi Tre|
The True Love program is co-organized by Vietnamese digital content provider Next Media, the Ho Chi Minh City chapter of the Vietnam Youth Union, BVB, the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam (GIC), and the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) to support children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the southern Vietnamese city.