- Round 21 of V-League – Saigon FC celebrate victory, HCMC FC nourish the hope to win the title22:02 | 18/08/2019
Saigon FC were in danger before this round as the team at the ranking’s bottom Khánh Hòa were close to them with 3 points less. Playing at Hàng Đẫy stadium, Saigon FC were surely evaluated to be inferior to hosts Viettel. Meanwhile, HCMC FC had an important win to catch up with Hanoi FC.
Both Viettel and Saigon FC played slowly in the first minutes of the match. Until the 8th minute, the guesses suddenly opened up the score by a goal of Vũ Tín after a poor handling of goalkeeper Quàng Thế Tài.
The rests of the first half were boring as both teams could not create clear opportunities, and they end the first 45 minutes by a 1-0 win for the guesses Saigon FC. One more noticeable thing was that Viettel’s Trọng Hoàng got a sudden injury and had to leave the pitch in the first half.
Tempo of the match was not heightened after the second half began. Viettel was superior but they did not have so many clear chances. The most significant opportunity happened at the 67th minute Quế Ngọc Hải had a very nice high pass to Vũ Minh Tuấn, but it was a pity that his shoot could not defeat Saigon FC’s goalkeeper.
Saigon FC had a soon goal, thus, they played low to protect the score. And their efforts finally brought them success as after 90 minutes, Saigon FC had a precious minimum win 1-0 over hosts Viettel.
With this loss, Viettel have 27 points and temporarily rank 9th. Being close to the army club are Saigon FC. After 21 rounds, the players of Mr.Nguyễn Thành Công have 26 points and rise to the 10th ranking.
The last game of round 21 between HCMC and Than Quảng Ninh witnessed a rain of goals. The owners of Thống Nhất stadium had a 3-1 win by goals of Mansaray (2) and Vũ Quang Nam. Guesses Than Quảng Ninh’s goal was made by Nguyễn Xuân Hùng.
With this result, HCMC now have 38 points and continue to nourish the hope to catch up with the ranking leader Hanoi FC. To Than Quảng Ninh, with 31 points, the team of the land of mines consolidate their 3rd position, 2 points higher than the 4th standing Bình Dương.
Source – thethaohcm.vn
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