Ha Noi T&T are new U-19 champs
GIA LAI (VNS) — Ha Noi T&T beat Song Lam Nghe An 5-4 in a penalty shootout to win the National U-19 Football Championship at Pleiku Stadium yesterday.
No goals were scored during regular play time.
With the trophy at stake, both sides began attacking from the very first minute, creating and missing chances.
In the final shoot-out, all of the Hanoian players made no mistake in finding the net, while Nghe An's Phu Nguyen failed to beat the T&T custodian.
It's the second time that T&T have won the trophy. In 2011, Nghe An had also lost to Ha Noi on penalties in the final match.
Semi-finalists Hoang Anh Gia Lai and Viettel drew their third-place match.
Nguyen Quang Hai of Ha Noi T&T won the Best Player award for the tournament and his teammate Quang Tuan was chosen the Best Goalkeeper.
Ho Tuan Tai of Nghe An and Ho Minh Toan of Hoang Anh Gia Lai scored three goals each to share the Top Scorer award.
Hosts Hoang Anh Gia Lai won the Fair Play award. — VNS