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HCM City 1 take nat’l women’s football title

Update: September, 19/2016 - 11:00
Champions: HCM City 1 celebrate winning the National Women’s Football Championships atter beating Hà Nội 1 2-0 in the final match at Thống Nhất Stadium in HCM City on Saturday. — Photo vff.org.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — HCM City 1 defended their title at the National Women’s Football Championships after beating Hà Nội 1 2-0 in the final match at Thống Nhất Stadium in HCM City on Saturday.

Taking full advantage of playing on their hometurf, HCM City dominated the match from the moment the referee first blew the whistle.

In the 28th minute, Huỳnh Như kicked the ball from a corner and Chương Thị Kiều cooly put her header past Hà Nội’s goalkeeper to score the hosts’ first points of the game.

In the 40th minute, Như broke the offside trap successfully to easily knock goalie Dương out.

The visitors had several chances to narrow the gap but goalkeeper Đặng Thị Kiều Trinh of HCM City prevented this from happening.

Eight teams competed in this year’s tournament which was divided into two phases. The first phase was played in Hà Nam from May 9-30. The second phase was played in round-robin format in HCM City starting on August 22.The best four teams reached the quarterfinals and competed for the national championship title. — VNS

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