HA NOI (VNS)— SHB Da Nang lost to Ninh Binh 4-1 in the eighth-round match of V-League yesterday.
Striker Moussa Sanogo easily scored all four goals in the second half, while Ha Minh Tuan scored only one goal for Da Nang in the 36th minute of the first half.
According to Da Nang coach Le Huynh Duc, his team's defeat was the result of a heavy timetable that had sapped the strength of his players.
In other matches played yesterday, Xuan Thanh Sai Gon defeated Thanh Hoa 2-1 and Binh Duong beat Ha Noi T&T 3-1.
On Saturday, leaders Song Lam Nghe An's unbeaten run came to an end after a bitter defeat by Hoang Anh Gia Lai, who scored a winning goal in the final moments.
In the last seconds of the match, defender Khuat Huu Long headed home Bui Van Long's corner, resulting from Oseni's effort on the right flank. This sent fans home in ecstasy.
The victory not only cements their second place on the table with 16, but also extends the club's winning streak at home to four.
Good news also came for home fans at Rach Gia as Kien Giang finally got their first win of the season, edging out visitors Long An 3-2. Nigerian striker Abdullahi Suleiman scored the winning goal.
The victory gave coach Lai Hong Van's team three crucial points in their battle to avoid relegation.
In the remaining match on Saturday, home team Dong Nai rallied to come back from 2-0 down to earn a deserved 2-2 draw against Hai Phong. The draw keeps both teams in the top half of the table with 11 points. — VNS