Hà Nội draw, Long An lose 10th match at V.League

Viet Nam News

Football

HÀ N?I — Hà N?i FC failed to regain their top place after their draw match, while Long An suffered their 10th defeat in a row yesterday in V.League action.

Hà N?i was tied 1-1 in a match where they visited Sanna Khánh Hòa in Nha Trang City.

Despite the visiting side, Hà N?i scored the first goal in the 68th minute after both sides spent the first half testing each other.

Midfielder Alvaro Linares Silva received the ball and his strong header easily found the net.

The Hanoian team continued dominating the match, but failed to double the result.

They did suffered a goal in the next-to-last minute.

Nguy?n T?n Ði?n had a close-range shoot-out when the ball touched a defender from the Hà N?i side and changed its direction to enter the net.

The draw result pushes Hà N?i into second place with 20 points in the ranking, behind FLC Thanh Hóa (22), who earned a controversial win of 3-2 over Hoàng Anh Gia Lai, and H?i Phòng (21), who beat C?n Tho 3-1 on Saturday.

The match between two former champions, SHB Ðà N?ng and Becamex Bình Duong, also ended with a 1-1 result.

Nguy?n Thanh H?i opened the score for the hosts Ðà N?ng at the 78th mark, while Nguy?n Anh Ð?c netted an equaliser six minutes later. It was Ð?c’s sixth goal of the tournament, making him one of three best scorers after 12 rounds.

Long An is close to reaching the First Division after their 1-2 loss to Qu?ng Ninh Coal yesterday.

All goals were made in the first half, with Long An surprisingly pocketing the first goal by Vu Em just 17 minutes into the game.

However, it was all that they could do before allowing two goals by the visiting side.

Tambwe Patiyo leveled with a tap-in, converting a smart pass from the left wing to the net.

Midfielder Xuân Tú then made a straight shot. Long An’s defender Thanh Cu?ng, in an attempt to stop the ball, scored a goal in the last second of the first half, with the final score of the match.

New coach Nguy?n Minh Phuong had tried his best, but under his reign Long An lost six matches.

They have only four points and have become a top candidate for a relegation slot this season.

Qu?ng Ninh, on the other hand, jumped from No 8 to No 5 with 19 points. — VNS

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