Can Tho took a 4-4 draw against Sanna Khanh Hoa and SHB Da Nang crushed Cao Su Dong Thap 2-0 Thursday as Thanh Nien Newspaper’s Under-21 Football Championship in Can Tho.
During the opening match, Sanna Khanh Hoa led 3-1 in the first half but host Can Tho kicked up in the second half to secure a 4-4 draw.
Midfielder Le Kim Hau scored a double for Sanna Khanh Hoa to claim the best player prize in the opening match.
In the other match, Giang Tran Quach Tan scored in the 15th and 50th minute as SHB Da Nang defeated Cao Su Dong Thap.
In Group B’s two matches on Friday (October 3), Vinh Long will play against Hoang Anh Gia Lai at 3:30 pm and the reigning champion Hanoi T&T will play Song Lam Nghe An.
The matches will be broadcasted live on VTV6, HTV, Can Tho Television and other local televisions.
Tickets are going for VND20,000-30,000 (US$0.9-1.4) per match and are being sold at the 50,000-seat Can Tho Stadium on Le Loi Street.