|Indoor warriors: Thái Sơn Nam vs Cao Bằng in the second leg match of the National Futsal Championship on June 13. — Photo vov.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Defending champions Thái Sơn Nam easily defeated Cao Bằng 5-2 in the second leg of the National Futsal Championship yesterday.
Thái Sơn Nam played at a fast pace from the moment the referee blew his whistle. In the fifth and sixth minute, Huỳnh Quốc Tâm and Trần Thái Huy scored goals for Thái Sơn Nam.
In the second half, Thái Sơn Nam scored three goals more, while striker Dương Ngọc Linh scored two for Cao Bằng.
Despite the victory, coach Nguyễn Bảo Quân wasn’t satisfied about the referee’s management of this match.
Coach Hector Souto of Cao Bằng also said that several errors of referee affected his players’ psychology. Even Souto said some referees showed an amateur style for a professional event.
Talking about his players’ performance, Souto said: “They have made a great advance. They are very young but their skills and experience raised much compared to the first leg’s matches”.
Thái Sơn Nam now have 31 points after 12 rounds to take the lead, leaving the second-placed team nine points.
In other match, Sài Gòn FC tied with Sanna Khánh Hòa 2-2.
With this result, coach Đặng Đình Khang of Khánh Hòa didn’t hide his disappointment that his team is leaving top three. They rank fourth with 19 points.
However coach Nguyễn Bảo Trung of Sài Gòn FC was happy with his students’ performance.
“My team played with very strong teams such as Thái Sơn Nam, Sanna Khánh Hòa and Sanatech Khánh Hòa but we still earned points. That was very good. We aim to finish sixth in this year’s tournament. If we play better we can stand at fifth or fourth place,” said Trung. — VNS