Song Lam Nghe An (SLNA) beat Than Quang Ninh (TQN) 5-3 in the semifinals Wednesday to set up a meeting with hosts Ninh Thuan in the finals of the U21 National Football Championship Friday.
The two teams went hard at each other and fought to a 1-1 tie after the regular 90 minutes. The winners had to be decided in the penalty shootout and SLNA beat TQN 5-3 to clash with the hosts for the second time in the tournament.
In the group stages, SLNA had beaten Ninh Thuan 2-0 in their opener of Group A but the final match could be very different.
SLNA players have won three trophies of the Thanh Nien-sponsored competition and have a chance to win the fourth in the 16th edition of the tournament.
This is the first time Ninh Thuan have played in the final round of the tournament and have successfully advanced to the final match. They will fight hard to go all the way.