HCM City are experiencing sweet days in the V.League under the dynasty of Republic of Korea manager Chung Hae-seong. After the first five rounds, the southern team, who finished third from bottom last season, have maintained their lead in the title race and are two points clear at the top, following an amazing unbeaten run of four wins and one draw. The home-field advantage and an effective playing style, together with their superior league experience, allow Chung’s players and their fans to look towards a commanding victory over the V.League newbies, who have conceded three defeats out of their last five matches. Despite having rescued themselves from the relegation zone after a narrow 1-0 triumph against Nam Dinh FC, there is little chance for Lee Heung-sil’s Viettel FC to create a miracle in their away game at in-form HCM City. Second-placed Hanoi FC and third-placed Hai Phong FC will clash in the most anticipated fixture of match day 6 as they seek to dethrone HCM City … [Read more...] about V.League preview: HCM City to hold onto top spot?
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>>> V.League: Song Lam Nghe An climb to third after convincing win >>> V.League: HCM City FC firmly at top after third win >>> V.League: Hanoi FC beat Viettel 2-0 in capital derby Third consecutive win for HCM City Contrary to struggling season last year, HCM City are demonstrating extremely impressive form in the 2019 V.League, remaining the only team to maintain a winning streak after the first three matches. The appearance of the Republic of Korea tactician, Chung Hae Seong, seems to have brought new vitality to the southern club this season. A pragmatic but efficient playing style has been perfectly showcased by the HCM City players, inspiring them to three victories in a row and two points clear at the top of Vietnam’s top-tier league in the past two rounds of play. Chung’s side are emerging as the biggest “dark horse” in the tournament and promise to be a real challenge to Hanoi FC in their title defence ambition. Van Toan could … [Read more...] about V.League Review: HCM City solidify top spot, Khanh Hoa miss first points
After advancing to the country’s top-tier league, Viettel FC was very active in the transfer window, aiming to strengthen forces for their V.League campaign. However, in the first-round match, Viettel FC players failed to stop the dominance of the host SHB Da Nang. Viettel players in white. Photo: zing.vn Especially, the V.League newcomer had to play with just ten players from the first half following Que Ngoc Hai’s second yellow card. Three goals of SHB Da Nang were scored by Nirennold Victor and Do Merlo (twice), while Paulo earned a consolation goal for the guest. In previous matches on the same day, Duoc Nam Ha Nam Dinh won 3-1 against Saigon FC and Ho Chi Minh City FC secured 1-0 win against Hai Phong FC. Overall, after the V.League 2019 first round, Hanoi FC tops the league table after brilliantly thrashing Quang Ninh Coal FC 5-0, followed by Hoang Anh Gia Lai with a 4-1 victory against Khanh Hoa BVN FC. Translated by Song Anh … [Read more...] about Newcomer Viettel loses to SHB Da Nang in V.League 2019 opener
>>> Quang Nam FC secure first point after draw with Hanoi FC The last match of the second round at the Wake-up 24/7 V.League 1-2019 took place at Go Dau Stadium on Sunday evening. Despite their home advantage, Binh Duong entered the game quite cautiously. Meanwhile, the visitors, who trounced Viettel 3-1 in their opener last week, played on the attack right from the first minutes, thanks to pressure created by active strikers Do Merlo and Duc Chinh. However, Binh Duong opened the scoring in the 18th minute, as Da Nang’s defender Thanh Thinh suddenly scored an own goal as the ball deflected into the net from Dong Trieu’s finish. The goal changed the game’s situation as hosts Binh Duong strengthened attacks and found their second goal just three minutes later. Sy Giap won the ball from the midfield and braced down before accurately finishing to double the scoring for Binh Duong. Taking the lead by two goals, the home team continued to increase the pressure on … [Read more...] about V.League 1: Binh Duong climb to third place with convincing win over Da Nang
Nguyen Cong Phuong | HAGL FC | Striker (Photo: Minh Hoang) Romario Kortzong | B. Binh Duong FC | Striker (Photo: VPF) Nguyen Van Quyet | Hanoi FC | Midfielder (Photo: Vy Vu) Le Van Thang | FLC Thanh Hoa FC | Midfielder (Photo: VPF) Anthony Stevens | Hai Phong FC | Striker (Photo: Minh Hoang) Nguyen Van Hiep (centre in front) | Nam Dinh FC | Midfielder (Photo: VPF) Phan Dinh Thang | Quang Nam FC | Midfielder (Photo: VOH) Truong Cong Thao | S. Khanh Hoa FC | Midfielder (Photo: FOX Sport Asia) Le Hoang Thien | Sai Gon FC | Striker (Photo: Bongdaplus) Ho Tuan Tai | SLNA FC | Striker (Photo: The Thao Van Hoa) Pham Trong Hoa | SHB Da Nang FC | Midfielder (Photo: Da Nang Football FC) Tran Phi Son | HCM City FC | Midfielder (Photo: VPF) Patiyo | Can Tho FC | Striker (Photo: VPF) In Quang Ninh Coal FC, the No. 10 jersey owner has not yet unveiled (Photo: VPF) Nguyen Cong Phuong | HAGL FC | Striker (Photo: Minh Hoang) Romario Kortzong | B. Binh Duong FC | Striker (Photo: … [Read more...] about Cong Phuong and other No. 10 jersey owners in V-League 2018