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Long An levels 2-2 against Nghe An

Update: April, 14/2014 - 08:21

Dong Tam Long An went home with one point from their V-League 2-2 draw against former champions Song Lam Nghe An yesterday..— Photo baodongnai

HA NOI (VNS) — Dong Tam Long An went home with one point from their V-League 2-2 draw against former champions Song Lam Nghe An yesterday.

Phan Thanh Giang of Long An fired his first goal at the 21st minute and closed the game with another goal for his side in the additional time.

His teammate, Tran Hoai Nam, tapped in an easy ball in the last second of the first half, while Nghe An's Tran Phi Son converted a low shot into a goal four minutes after the break.

The draw did not help either team in the ranking table. Long An is still in the second from the bottom, while Nghe An remain in seventh place.

In Saturday's fixture, Dong Nai ended Thanh Hoa's winning streak, as they showed their most brilliant win of 8-0. They also sent Thanh Hoa to second place.

Thanh Hoa played with 10 men from the 10th minute, as goalkeeper To Vinh Loi was sent off because of a serious fault.

"I was not surprised about the win, I just did not think there would be an 8-0 result," said coach Tran Binh Su of Dong Nai.

"We deserved to win because we were the better team with suitable tactics," he said. "I knew them. What we needed to do was block their best players, Nastja Ceh and Danny van Bakel."

Coach Mai Duc Chung said: "This loss is a lesson for my players. It shows that we were not as strong as people thought. We lost because we could not manage the game, while Dong Nai were too good."

The win brought Dong Nai into the tournament's top three with 19 points.

Becamex Binh Duong won 2-0 over hosts Hai Phong and jumped to the top position with as many 23 points, as Thanh Hoa still has one game to spare.

In another match, former winners SHB Da Nang beat Quang Nam 3-0.

The latest match of the 12th round will kick off today between bottom-placed Hung Vuong An Giang and defending champions Ha Noi T&T. The match will be aired live on VTV6 channel. — VNS

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