U21 Sydney defeated Hoang Anh Gia Lai Arsenal JMG 2-1 but was disqualified for semifinals in a lucky draw in Thanh Nien Newspaper’s 2014 International Football Tournament in Can Tho Thursday.
Sydney attacked right in the beginning of the match against Hoang Anh Gia Lai JMG as it had lost 2-1 to Malaysia in Group B with three teams.
However, it was only until three minutes into the second half that Scott scored a goal for Sydney from a free kick.
Van Toan leveled the score in the 56th minute after passing Sydney defenders to receive a pass and finished with the inside of his right foot to defeat goalkeeper Andrew.
In the 86th minute, Ksor Uc accidentally scored a goal for Sydney while trying to block an attack with a header.
After the match, organizers hold a draw for Malaysia, Sydney and Hoang Anh Gia Lai Arsenal JMG after the three teams in Group B each had three points with zero goal difference.
Malaysia coach Hassan Warras was the first to draw and luckily picked the ticket number one, meaning his team ranked first in the group.
Sydney coach Corica Steve was not so lucky when picked the number three, meaning his team was disqualified for semifinals and Hoang Anh Gia Lai Arsenal JMG ranked second in the group and advanced to semifinals.
Six teams are competing in two groups at the tournament from October 19-28, including Group A with Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand and Group B with Hoang Anh Gia Lai – Arsenal JMG, Malaysia and Sydney.
Two leading teams in each group will advance to semifinals and the rest two compete for fifth place.
The winning team will get US$12,000. The runner-up and third place will get $7,000 and $5,000 respectively.