Even the score: Phạm Tuấn Hải of Hà Nội T&T shot a ball during the National U19 Football Championship final match against Viettel. Hà Nội T&T won 5-4 in the penalty shootout. —Photo khampha.vn
Hà Nội T&T triumphed at the National U19 Football Championship after beating Viettel 5-4 in a penalty shootout yesterday in Nha Trang.
Hoàng Minh scored for Viettel at the 37th minute after a chaotic dash in front of goalkeeper Đỗ Sỹ Huy of Hà Nội T&T.
Phạm Tuấn Hải levelled the score 20 minutes after the interval with a counter-attack.
The draw forced both sides into penalties. Viettel’s Nguyễn Trọng Đại, captain of the national U19 team, missed his shot, which was saved by goalie Huy.
Hà Nội T&T, who entered the final match after beating defending champions PVF in the semi-finals after the penalties, grabbed the title for the third time. — VNS