Football: Hanoi T&T beat Kitchee 1-0

Wednesday, 2016-02-03 11:45:28
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At the match (photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA - Gonzalo Damian Marronkle scored the only goal of the match leading Hanoi T&T to victory over Kitchee SC in the second qualification round of the Asian Football Confederation's Champions League in Hanoi on February 3. 

The captain's second-half strike was enough to allow the Vietnamese side to advance to the final stage of qualifiers for the league, setting up a crucial clash with Pohang Steelers next week.

Hanoi T&T made only one change to their line-up from last week's match against Becamex Binh Duong during their National Super Cup 0-2 loss.

Hanoi T&T's hopes of joining arch rivals Becamex Binh Duong in the Group Stage of the 2016 AFC Champions League now rest on defeating another RoK side, with Phan Thanh Hung's side taking on 2009 ACL champions Pohang Steelers on February 9.

The team that emerges victorious from this clash at the Steelyard in Pohang City will find a slot in Group H, where reigning continental champions Guangzhou Evergrande, 2007 ACL winners Urawa Reds, and Sydney FC await them.

Vietnam's champions Becamex Binh Duong are in Group E, which has Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors of the Republic of Korea and Jiangsu Suning from China.