Vietnam beats Malaysia 1-0 to win AFF title

Vietnam's Nguyen Anh Duc celebrates after making the first goal for Vietnam during the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 final football match between Vietnam and Malaysia at My Dinh stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Minh Hoang)
Malaysia's Muhammad Akram Mahinan, right, battles for the ball with Vietnam's Nguyen Quang Hai during the AFF Suzuki Cup semifinal match between Vietnam and Philippines at My Dinh stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Minh Hoang)
Malaysia's head coach Tan Cheng How stands at the field side during the AFF Suzuki Cup final match between Vietnam and Malaysia at My Dinh stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Minh Hoang)
Malaysia's Mohamadou Sumareh, center, battles for the ball with Vietnam's Doan Van Hau, left, and Vietnam's Que Ngoc Hai during the AFF Suzuki Cup semifinal match between Vietnam and Philippines at My Dinh stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Minh Hoang)

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam beat Malaysia 1-0 Saturday in the second leg to win the ASEAN Football Federation championship 3-2 on aggregate.

It was Vietnam's first regional championship in 10 years after its first win in 2008.

The first leg of the Suzuki Cup final ended 2-2.

Striker Nguyen Anh Duc volleyed the winning goal in the sixth minute after a cross from playmaker Nguyen Quang Hai at a packed 40,000-capacity My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi.

The win showed the progress made by Vietnam since Park Hang-seo became head coach.

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