Daejeon Hana Citizen FC won the friendly Hana Play Cup 2024 after beating Thể Công-Viettel 2-1 in the final on January 27 in Hà Nội.
|Daejeon Hana Citizen FC coaches and players win the first Hana Play Cup 2024 on January 27 in Hà Nội. — Photos of Vietfootball
HÀ NỘI — Daejeon Hana Citizen FC won the friendly Hana Play Cup 2024, beating Thể Công-Viettel 2-1 in the final on January 27 in Hà Nội.
Joaquim Ribeiro Leandro of the South Korean side made a double in the second after Nguyễn Công Phương opened the score for the host side whose star Nguyễn Hoàng Đức wasted a penalty.
Daejeon Hana Citizen beat Indonesian Bali United 1-0 while Thể Công-Viettel won a penalty shootout over Hà Nội FC to see each other in the final.
In the cold weather, both sides produced threatening opportunities in the first half but none of them could find the back of the net.
Returning home from the Asian Cup, midfielder Khuất Văn Khang made a smart run before sending a ball to Phương in the box. The teenager fired into the far corner of goalkeeper Lee Joonseo at the 69th minute.
|Joaquim Ribeiro Leandro of Daejeon Hana Citizen FC (right) scores a double in his side’s 2-1 win over Thể Công-Viettel in the Hana Play Cup 2024 final.
Leandro levelled the score with an easy tap-in in the box at the 71st minute.
Minutes later, Thể Công-Viettel had an opportunity to go ahead after they were awarded a spot kick. However, Đức’s finish went out.
At the 77th minute, Leandro took a ball and made a perfect shot over keeper Phạm Văn Phong to make 2-1.
In the third-place playoff, 10-man Bali United tied Hà Nội 1-1 after 90 minutes.
Made Andhika of Bali United opened the score at the 11th minute. His teammate Eber Bessa was sent off after he hit Brandon Wilson of Hà Nội eight minutes to the interval.
Hà Nội gradually took charge of the game and levelled the score when Denilson headed home in early second half.
After the official time, both sides entered the spot kicks. The capital city representative again lost 4-5 in the penalties and saw the Indonesians taking the bronze.