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Thuy Tien must be so proud.

The Vietnamese top  striker scored one of the two goals for Leixoes, winning the match against Padroense, a third-tier team, in Portugal on August 27.

Leixoes’ coach, Jose Mota, used this match to choose players for the upcoming Rio Ava game in the third round of the Portuguese Football Championship. According to Mota, Cong Vinh quickly settled into his new team. In the first drills, he skillfully completed the exercises and, in a drilling match, Cong Vinh scored two goals. The coach, impressed by Cong Vinh’s performance in practice, used him in the second half of the friendly match with Padroense.

Cong Vinh made his goal in the 88th minute & was praised by Mota for having strong movements and careful observation although is still concerned about his physical size; typical strikers in Leixoes are extra tall and big.

Mota did not reveal whether Cong Vinh will have the opportunity to play against Rio Ave this weekend. However, the team’s major striker, Braga, is suffering injuries, so Cong Vinh may have a hope to demonstrate his prowess again.

At the Portuguese championship, Leixoes has one point after two matches. The next match will take place in their home stadium.


(bottom right corner) Cong Vinh has also been receiving plenty of attention by the local Portuguese press such as O Jogo, Global Noticias, 24 Horas, Expresso.

Source: VietNamNet