- Hoang Anh Gia Lai FC: The mountain giant is reviving!13:40 | 04/05/2013
The 0-1 win against Hai Phong FC in V-League 2013 7th round is HAGL’s third win in a row. Standing at the 2nd position of the league, the mountain club claimed that they were really back to the title race.
At 4th round, HAGL had dropped their won on Dong Nai stadium in very last minutes. And Choi Yun Ky-um men had left Bien Hoa with only 1 point. However, this match is the turning point of HAGL, marked the mountain giant wonderful return. Facing point-thirsty B.Binh Duong FC, but with the sensible playing style on Pleiku stadium, president Doan Nguyen Duc’s team defeated B.Bing Duong FC 2-0.
2-1 win against the below team K.Kien Giang at 6th round is just a certainty for HAGL. Not only doing well at home, HAGL made another won against V.Hai Phong FC in “toughful” Lach Tray. Did the bare minimum to to scrape away 1-0 win, coach Choi’s men displayed the briliant focus and determination in V-League 2013. HAGL FC largest weak point in previous seasons is the bad combination of experienced players such as Van pho, Van Nhien, Quy Suu… with the younger one like Tran Vu, Huu Long, Hoang Thien, Thai Duong… However, in V-League 2013, these important chains have found their common links. Oseni and Evaldo are 2 main points influenced to HAGL play style this season.
Before 7th row, HAGL new striker Oseni has scored 5 goals for Pleiku host. He is one of the most successful HAGL contracts this season, not only worked well with other teamates, but made the dangerous strike dou with Evaldo also. Moreover, HAGL had no “sudden deaths” because of defend line mistakes anymore. With appearances of Passey Akpan, Doan Mercelo, Ngoc Luan, Van Long are being in their superb forms.
HAGL effort in beginning of the season was surely worth acknowledged, however, as one of the biggest giants in V-League, they must know how harsh it is. In the next 2 rows, Choi’s team has to face 2 tough opponents SLNA FC and SHB Da Nang FC. These 2 will be tough tests for the moutain team. Passing this will bring the title winning hope to HAGL FC fans this season.
Portrait of famous people
- Le Huynh Duc is former captain of Vietnamese national Football team. He is currently coaching SHB Ðà Nẵng.
- Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is to retire at the end of the season.
- Striker Le Cong Vinh is playing for SLNA
- Lionel Messi became the best scorer in a year with 91 goals in 2012.