Vietnam beat Malaysia 7-0 at Thong Nhat Stadium in HCM City on May 4 to enter the semi-final round of the ASEAN Football Federation Women's Championship.

The hosts opened the score in just about one minute when Huynh Nhu blasted in from an acute angle, even as the Malaysian defence stood stunned.

Shattered by the early goal, the Malaysian girls tightened up their game and tried holding on to the ball for longer periods.

Just two minutes after the interval, Vietnam's Tran Thi Hong Nhung nodded home the corner from Nguyen Thi Muon.

Nguyen Thi Nguyet slot home some 15 minutes later, before Malaysia conceded a penalty three minutes later when Norsuriani Mazli was booked for the second time.

Nhu did not waste her chance from the spot to make it 4-0.

The Golden-Ball winner, Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung, then scored her hat trick at the 78th, 82nd, and 90th minutes to complete the second victory for the hosts in Group B.

With six points, the Vietnamese women ensured their berth in the knockout round, ignoring the result of the last round match on May 6 against the Philippines.

In an early game the same day, a hat trick from winger Naw Arlo Wer Phaw saved Myanmar's blushes as they stormed back in the second half to beat the Philippines 4-1.

Myanmar, who suffered a 3-2 loss to Vietnam two days ago, were under pressure from the get-go and they pressed the Philippines hard, which forced the latter to defence in numbers.-VNA