Daejeon Hana Citizen won the Hana Cup 2024 in Hanoi.

Despite having the home-field advantage and playing with an extra player for a long time, Hanoi FC still lost to Bali United of Indonesia. Hanoi FC lost in a penalty shootout to The Cong Viettel in their first match of the international friendly tournament at Hang Day Stadium. Consequently, Van Quyet and his teammates faced Bali United in the third-place match.

Despite having the home-field advantage, Hanoi FC did not start well. A defensive error led to an early goal in the 11th minute, and the team struggled against their opponents.

However, in the 37th minute, Bali United was reduced to 10 men when Eber Bessa received a direct red card. Playing with an extra man, Hanoi FC increased pressure on the opponent’s half and managed to equalize 1-1 early in the second half.

In the remaining time of the match, Hanoi FC dominated but couldn’t score a second goal, leading to a 1-1 draw. The game then went to a penalty shootout, where Hanoi FC lost to their opponents with a score of 4-5. This was Hanoi FC’s second consecutive loss in a shootout.

In the other match, The Cong Viettel faced Daejeon Hana Citizen in the Hana Cup 2024 final. Previously, the South Korean representative convincingly defeated Bali United, while Thể Công Viettel also beat Hanoi FC in a shootout to advance to the final match.

With superior strength, Daejeon controlled the game and effectively circulated the ball against The Cong Viettel’s pressing system. The South Korean team was dangerous in transitions from defense to attack, particularly with precise cross-field passes from their defense.

The Cong Viettel, under new coach Nguyen Duc Thang, played conservatively, prioritizing defense against the stronger opponent. The duo Tien Dung and Thanh Binh performed well in the first half, while Hoàng Đức orchestrated the midfield, creating space for the attacking wingers.

After a calculated first half, both teams became more aggressive after the break. The Cong Viettel took risks in attack and scored in the 69th minute with a well-coordinated offensive move. Khuat Van Khang, a favorite of coach Philippe Troussier, made an impact with a clever control and pass for Công Phương to finish from the second line, defeating the Daejeon goalkeeper.

This was Cong Phuong’s first goal for The Cong Viettel this season, as the young star from the U.17 Vietnam team was given the opportunity to prove his talent in the first team.

However, The Cong Viettel couldn’t maintain their pressure after the goal. The host team slowed down the pace, allowing Daejeon to attack effectively on the flanks. In the 71st minute, Leandro smartly positioned himself to meet a perfect cross from his teammate and equalize 1-1.

In this situation, the defensive duo Tien Dung and Thanh Binh, along with goalkeeper Van Phong, failed to stop the South Korean midfielder’s cross, enabling Leandro to score easily.

The Cong Viettel then had a chance to lead 2-1 when midfielder Jaha was fouled in the box. The Uzbek international dribbled at speed, forcing the opponent to foul him, leading to a penalty. However, Hoàng Đức missed the target from the penalty spot.

Daejeon Hana Citizen then punished the home team’s wastefulness. Leandro continued to make an impact in the 77th minute with a run that beat the offside trap, followed by a delicate lob over goalkeeper Van Phong to make it 2-1.

This was the final score of the match, as Daejeon played solidly in the last minutes to protect their lead.

With a comeback win over The Cong Viettel, Daejeon Hana Citizen won the Hana Cup 2024.

Hana Cup 2024 result:

3rd place match:

Hanoi FC 1-1 Bali United (Pen: 4-5)

Final match:

The Cong Viettel 1-2 Daejeon Hana Citizen

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