|PVF vs Viettel, Group B’s first match in the National U15 Football Championship on August 3 in Tây Ninh Province, ended in a tie. — Photo vff.org.vn|
HÀ NỘI — PVF tied with Viettel 1-1 in Group B’s first match in the National U15 Football Championship on August 3 in the southern province of Tây Ninh.
Viettel dominated the match from early on, but in a quick attack, Trịnh Văn Chung put his header past Viettel’s goalkeeper and scored for PVF in the fifth minute.
The early goal helped PVF play more comfortably, but it bothered their rival, who made several defence errors, which PVF, however, failed to take advantage of and score.
In the 65th minute, Nguyễn Văn Tú levelled the score 1-1 for Viettel.
In the other match, Sanatech Khánh Hòa beat Đồng Nai 4-2.
In the sixth minute, Đồng Nais’ Quốc Lộc made a mistake in the penalty area and Khánh Hòa’s captain Lê Minh Thọ did not miss the opportunity in the penalty shootout, giving his team a lead.
In the 21st minute, Đồng Nai’s captain Lê Anh Tú levelled the score 1-1. Two minutes later, Lê Quang Khánh converted a pass from his teammate successfully, raising the score to 2-1 for Đồng Nai.
After the break, Khánh Hòa put in their utmost, which paid off with three goals by Đỗ Trường Trân in the 42nd minute, Nguyễn Anh Thi in the 49th minute, and Huỳnh Thanh Tuấn in the 71st minute.
Eight teams that qualified in April are playing this tournament, known as the Thái Sơn Bắc Cup. The teams, divided into two groups, are competing in a round robin format. The top two teams from each group will advance to the semi-finals; the final will be played on August 12. The winners will walk away with VNĐ50 million (US$2,200). — VNS