Khanh Hoa won the national under-19 football championships beating Song Lam Nghe An (SLNA) 4-3 in a penalty shootout on Thursday at the Pleiku Stadium.
SLNA, who had beaten their opponents in the group stage, came into the final match as favourites and they did control the game for the most part, but it was Khanh Hoa who opened the score in the first half through Lam Ti Phong.
SLNA upped their game in the second half and managed to find the equaliser with a goal by Dong Van Chung. Then they pushed hard for the winner, but Khanh Hoa held firm, forcing the game into a penalty shootout.
Khanh Hoa found the net four times, while Song Lam Nghe An failed to do so twice.
Ha Noi T&T and Ha Noi football club shared the third place.
Chung was the tournament's best scorer with 10 goals while Phong was named Best Player of the Tournament. — VNS