Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Hải Phương Nam Phú Nhuận beat Sanna Khánh Hòa 3-2 in the round eight of the National Futsal Championships in HCM City yesterday.
Both sides attacked relentlessly from the first whistle, with Mai Thành Danh Toại of Phú Nhận opening the scoring in the middle of first half.
Khánh Hòa quickly turned the game on its head, scoring two goals in the last minutes of the first half through Mai Thành Đạt and Trần Văn Thanh.
Shortly after the break, Phú Nhuận levelled the score at 2-2, with Đinh Văn Toàn feeding Lê Tấn Tiếp to beat the Sanna Khánh Hòa goalkeeper.
The match seemed destined to end in a draw, however, in the dying seconds Vũ Quốc Hưng pounced to leave the score 3-2 to Phú Nhuận.
Coach Đặng Đình Khang of Khánh Hòa said they created many chances but couldn’t take full advantage of their opportunities.
“I am very satisfied with the spirit of my players who carried out my tactics very well. We made many chances but failed to convert them into goals,” said Khang.
Coach Nguyễn Tuấn Anh of Phú Nhuận said this was an important win for his team.
In other matches, defending champions Thái Sơn Nam received their first loss of the tournament, falling to Sanatech Khánh Hòa 5-3.
With the win Sanatech Khánh Hòa have 17 points to rank second, behind Thái Sơn Nam who top the rankings on 19 points.
“This was the best interesting match of Sanatech Khánh Hòa in terms of spirit, skills and tactics. Sometimes, we made mistakes but we tried our best. Thái Sơn Nam are a very strong team so we played well,” said coach of Sanatech Khánh Hòa, Trần Duy Hiếu.
Coach Nguyễn Bảo Quân of Thái Sơn Nam said his team didn’t defend well and didn’t focus, leading to the poor result.
Earlier, Thái Sơn Bắc thrashed Sanest Tourist Khánh Hòa 4-1. — VNS