|FLC Thanh Hóa squad celebrate with their trophy. — Photo thethaovanhoa.vn|
HÀ NỘI — FLC Thanh Hóa won their second FLC Cup football tournament title after beating Hà Nội T&T in the penalty shoot-out on December 15 in Thanh Hóa Province.
The two sides finished official time with a 2-2 result. Pape Omar Faye netted twice for Thanh Hóa, while Duy Mạnh and Thành Chung scored for the other team.
The final match, therefore, had to be decided on penalties.
From the host team, only Lê Quốc Phương missed his chance. From Hà Nội T&T, however, Quang Hải and Văn Biển were both not successful with their kicks.
The victory was the first unofficial title for former Champion League winning coach Ljupko Petrovic with his new club.
He said some players, especially the strikers, did not put up a good performance in the final, although he was satisfied with the defenders. Thanh Hóa displayed better form and the team deserved the victory. — VNS