- Round 6 of V-League 2019 – HCMC win while Saigon FC get defeated18:26 | 22/04/2019
As predicted, the table leaders Hồ Chí Minh City FC got a 2-0 win. Meanwhile, Saigon FC were defeated 0-3 by Than Quảng Ninh FC at Cửa Ông stadium
Victory came to HCMC FC lately in the second half since Viettel showed their persistence just before revealing weak experience of a new team at the league.
With the advantage of playing home, HCMC FC got a dominant game. Being different from the games at the season’s beginning, they preferred to attacking in this one.
HCMC FC got a win over Viettel at Thống Nhất stadium
The attacking duo of HCMC FC Matis Nocolas and Vinicius continued to be chosen by coach Chung Hae Seong, who wanted to take advantage of their speed and aggression.
Even when Matis Nocolas was injured at the 30th minute, his substitute was still a foreign player – Huỳnh Kesley Alves. It was Kesly’s appearance that made the attacking performance of HCMC more coherent.
For attacking too much, HCMC nearly paid a price right at the beginning of the second half. At the 53rd minute, goalkeeper Thanh Thắng of HCMC made a mistake. It is lucky for the team of coach Chung Hae Song that the striker of Viettel could not turn this into a goal.
Until the 73rd minute, the impasse of the match was broken. After an accurate pass from Văn Thuận of HCMC FC, his teammate Hữu Tuấn made a header past the control of Viettel’s goalkeeper Quàng Thế Tài, helping HCMC FC lead 1-0.
After this moment, the weak experience of Viettel was unveiled. They tried to pull their formation higher to attack with the hope to balance the score. However, they were lack of effective counter-attack solutions.
As a result, HCMC FC ended the game with another goal. At the 2nd minute of the extra time, receiving a ball from teammate, Vinicius of HCMC FC broke the off-side trap, used his speed to overcome the away team’s defending line and defeated goalkeeper Thế Tài with a finish, making the score 2-0 for HCMC FC.
Also in round 6, the team in the same city with HCMC FC – Saigon FC got a bold loss 0-3 against Than Quảng Ninh FC at Cửa Ông stadium (Cẩm Phả, Quảng Ninh).
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