|Fight for the ball: Sông Lam Nghệ An vs Viettel in the National U19 Football Tournament on March 7. — Photo thethaovietnam.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Hoàng Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) defeated Đồng Nai 2-1 in the Group B of final round of the National U19 Football Tournament at Tự Do Stadium in Huế City on Wednesday.
With good physical strength and skills, Đồng Nai blocked nearly all attacks of HAGL, who are considered the candidate for the event’s trophy.
Although HAGL controlled the, they were powerless to find the way to the box of Đồng Nai.
After the break, coach Guillaume Graechen of HAGL had several substitutes in his line up. This improved HAGL’s play.
In the 50th minute, from a corner kick, midfielder Hồ Minh Quyền put his header past the goal keeper of Đồng Nai and opened the score for HAGL.
Quyền’s goal inspired HAGL to play more aggressively. In the 57th minute, Đồng Nai’s goalkeeper made an error with a player of HAGL in the penalty area. In the 11m spot, Bảo Toàn succeeded in raising the score to 2-0 for HAGL.
Đồng Nai made every effort to seek goals and in the 86th minute, Lý Hùng Thành narrowed the gap to 1-2.
In another match, Sông Lam Nghệ An lost to Viettel 2-3.
The event, which has the participation of eight teams, will conclude on March 15. — VNS