Hà Nội T&T beat Quảng Ninh 2-0 in semi-final of U-21 tourney

Update: November, 01/2016 - 09:00
Thousands of fans attend to the semi-final of the National U-21 football tournament in Quảng Ninh Province.
Viet Nam News

QUẢNG NINH — Nguyễn Văn Kiên scored a goal and his teammate Nguyễn Văn Đức added another during injury time to help Hà Nội T&T beat host Quảng Ninh Coal 2-0 in the semi-final of the Thanh Niên (Young People) Newspaper National U-21 Football Tournament yesterday.

The win took the Hanoian team to the final with Sana Khánh Hoà, who beat Hoàng Anh Gia Lai 8-7 on penalties after a goaless draw during regular time of the semi-final on Sunday.

The final will be played at Cẩm Phả Stadium on November 3.

Having drawn nil-to-nil in the first half time, the defending champions, Hà Nội T&T regrouped to launch fast and skillful play in the second half.

Kiên helped the Hanoian team lead the score in the 56th minute when he fired a close range and low ball.

In the third minute during a five-minute injury time, Nguyễn Văn Đức scored the second goal of the match in a rapid attack, completing a convincing win for Hà Nội.

Two semi-final losers – Quảng Ninh and Hoàng Anh Gia Lai – drew for the third place award of the tournament.

The annual national U-21 football tournament drew 21 teams competing in the qualifying round from October 3-13.

After the tournament, the Thanh Niên Newspaper’s U-21 International Football Tournament will be held. — VNS

Striker Nguyễn Văn Kiên of Hà Nội T&T celebrates his first goal in the semi-final match against Quảng Ninh Coal at the National U-21 football tournament. Hà Nội beat 2-0. -- Photos Thanh Niên Newspaper