|Futsal champs: Hai Phuong Nam Phu Nhuan players celebrate their victory of the National Futsal Cup yesterday in HCM City. They won over An Phuoc Binh Thuan Hospital 6-1 in the final match. — Photo bongda365.com.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — Hai Phuong Nam Phu Nhuan triumphed at the first National Futsal Cup yesterday in HCM City.
The team, which has sprung many surprises from the beginning of the tournament, defeated An Phuoc Binh Thuan Hospital 6-1 in the final at the Rach Mieu Gymnasium.
Tan Phat opened the score for An Phuoc Binh Thuan, just eight minutes into the game.
However, Duc Hoa's and Van Trung's goals pushed Hai Phuong Nam Phu Nhuan ahead before the end of the first half.
An Phuoc Binh Thuan were hurrying to find a leveller, pushing their team up after the interval, but paid a heavy price for their decision.
Doanh Toai netted a double which was sandwiched between goals of Van Toan and Van Trung.
An Phuoc Binh Thuan's goalkeeper Ma Hoang Phuc, who did a perfect job in the earlier rounds, failed to save his side yesterday as he suffered in consecutive attempts while his defenders did not work effectively enough.
However, Phuc was still the best goal-keeper of the competition, according to the organisers.
The Cup champions brought home VND50 million (US$2,200).
In the bronze-medal match, national champions Sanna Khanh Hoa lost 0-5 to former champion Thai Son Nam which also bagged the fair play prize.
That Phi netted exactly at the 13th mark for Thai Son Nam. It was repeated by Van Vu, with a shot that hit the bar before entering the net.
Danh Phat's close-range finish easily found its target seconds before the break.
Minh Tri and Trong Luan grabbed the last goals near the end of the game.
Earlier, Tan Hiep Hung beat Hoang Thu Da Nang 7-1 in the seventh-placed play-off.
Sanatech Khanh Hoa lost 3-5 to Thai Son Bac and left the fifth place to its rival.
Apart from the medals, organisers also presented awards to individuals.
Tran Thai Huy of An Phuoc Binh Thuan Hospital was the most valuable player.
Nguyen Van Trung of the winning team was the best scorer with seven goals. — VNS