Both Việt Nam coach Park Hang-seo and his counterpart Tan Cheng Hoe trained behind closed doors before the game, their first since the 2018 AFF Cup final last December.
Hà Nội were the first Vietnamese side to play in North Korea since a training session held by military side Thể Công in 1968.
V.league 1 champions Hà Nội FC will be gunning for glory against North Korea's April 25 Sports Club (4.25 SC) in the second leg of AFC Cup Inter-zonal Final at Kim Il-sung Stadium today. The two sides drew 2-2 in the first leg at Hàng Đẫy Stadium
Hà Nội FC left themselves a mountain to climb to reach the AFC Cup final after drawing the home leg of the Inter-zonal Final 2-2 at home yesterday to North Korean Side April 25 Sports Club (4.25 SC).