Dương Hồng Sơn
Wasn't challenged much but had no chance of stopping the goal.
Nguyen Minh Duc
Solid performance from the captain.
Nguyễn Văn Biển
A difficult day for the left-back as he repeatedly let Guirado through
Nguyễn Gia Từ
Worked well with Minh Duc.
Tran Dinh Dong
Put in a fair performance, sometimes running forward to help the attack
Phạm Thành Lương
The right winger was ineffective against the Azkals defence. His play was sometimes too complicated; deservedly subbed out.
Lê Tấn Tài
The centre of all the passes but his effort is not enough.
Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng
Had some decent moves but could not make any difference in the match.
Phan Thanh Hung
Dynamic in the midfield but did not contribute enough to defence.
Huỳnh Quốc Anh
Worked hard but ineffective.
Lê Công Vinh
Another disappointing performance. Could not take a single decent shot.
Showed authority in front of his defensive line. Lucena played more comfortable beside him.
Coordinated well with Gier and frustrated Cong Vinh. Showed resolute play in the defense.
Looked good as the captain of the team and in defending his goal.
Was more active in the build-up and pushed up when he could, but look troubled when using his right foot.
Looked fine in his position although he preferred to guard his defensive line rather than helping out team attack.
Play well in Caligdong's previous position, although he would do well to add some more creativity at midfield
J. de Jong
Gained a position in starting XI and playing well in front of his defense line. Lucena played more comfortable beside him.
After being the most active player during first half, eded his second half early instead when got substituted with Angel Guirado as Philippines were in need of some better playmaking
After he was seen walking on the pitch during the second half, Azkals need to revisit James' role in the starting lineup
Played well in the midfield in a pivotal position and looked more comfortable playing with De Jong beside him. A good performance by the box-to-box midfielder.
Tried his best during the match. Went to the midfield to collect the ball and was involved in build-up play; even got booked for his effort to chase a rebound in the first half. A good effort, but nothing to show for it.
Didn't shine, mostly owing to a lack of support during the match.
Had a golden chance in determining the result of the game, but wasted it by looking for glory for himself. Made amends by assisting Chieffy's winning goal.
Looked dangerous from the first minute he entered the pitch, and carved his name in Azkals history by scoring a late goal.