Hanoi FC put Felda United to the sword with a classy performance to win 4-1 and finish second in their group and boost their chances of making the AFC Cup knockout stages.
- Hanoi 4 Felda United 1
- Pham Duc Huy scores a screamer on 38’
- Nguyen Van Quyet doubles the lead with free kick on 76’
- Van Quyet bags a second 10 minutes later
- Do Hung Dung adds a fourth on 90’
- Cellerino grabs a consolation penalty in injury time
Hanoi spend the first period camped in the Felda and finally grab the half-time lead with a long-range stunner from Pham Duc Huy.
The Vietnamese side add to their lead with two goals Nguyen Van Quyet and another from Do Hung Dung before Cellerino scores a late penalty for Felda.
Hanoi finish second in their group with 11 points, but miss out on the knockout stages after JDT beat Magwe to qualify as best runner up.
Hanoi enjoyed the lion’s share of possession early in the first half but could not capitalise with an early goal.
The hosts had the first chance on 10 minutes when Pham Duc Huy tested the Felda keeper from the edge of the area.
The Vietnamese then wasted a glorious chance to take the lead on 15 minutes when Tran Van Kien blazed over after being set up by Nguyen Van Quyet.
Striker Loris Arnaud then missed the best chance of the half just four minutes before the break when he rose to head Pham Thanh Luong’s cross the wrong side of the post.
The pressure eventually paid just seven minutes after half time when Pham Duc Huy hit a screamer into the top corner from fully 30 yards out to give Hanoi the lead that their pressure deserved.
Hanoi then doubled their lead from a freekick in the 76th minute after Nor Fazly committed a cynical foul on the edge of the Felda box.
Nguyen Van Quyet stepped up to curl a beauty into the far corner for his fourth goal of the group stage.
Van Quyet then added a third 10 minutes later with a smart turn inside the box and a low shot, before Do Hung Dung grabbed a fourth with a low shot from the edge of the box that left the keeper stranded.
Felda then scored a consolation goal in injury time, slotting home a penalty, but by then it was too little, too late.
The win saw Hanoi finish second, but they then missed out on the knockout stages after JDT beat Magwe 3-1 to qualify as best runner up.