|Becamex Bình Dương are tied 1-1 by Quảng Ninh Coal in their National Cup’s semi-final, first leg yesterday at Gò Đậu Stadium, Bình Dương Province. — VNS Photo Tuấn Tú|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – Another mistake by goalkeeper Bùi Tấn Trường led to a regrettable error for defending champions Becamex Bình Dương in the National Cup’s semi-final draw against Quảng Ninh Coal yesterday.
A misunderstanding between Trường and Trương Đình Luật brought a ball to Dyachenko Rodion Sergey who easily netted in the 74th minute to level for the visiting side.
Trường committed several serious errors leading to Becamex Bình Dương’s losses in the V. League recently.
“We believed in him. These were only technical mistakes. We were sad with the losses but he suffered much more than us during this time (when national leagues enter a sensitive phase and match-fixing is one of the concerns),” coach Nguyễn Thanh Sơn said.
“At present, most of my players are not at their peak, not only Trường, who was my first choice at the beginning of the season,” he said.
Earlier, Becamex Bình Dương’s captain Nguyễn Anh Đức opened the score from a penalty about 10 minutes after the break.
Mạc Hồng Quân missed his goal near the end of the match when the pole denied him the chance.
The draw puts Quảng Ninh Coal at an advantage in their second leg match on August 3 at the Cẩm Phả Stadium.
In the other semis, Hà Nội T&T beat hosts Quảng Nam 3-2 at Tam Kỳ Stadium.
Samson opened the score in the 14th minute for Hà Nội T&T. Nguyễn Văn Quyết and Phạm Thành Lương netted one each in the last few minutes.
Quảng Nam’s goals by Phan Đình Thắng and Đinh Thanh Trung were sandwiched between the ones by Hà Nội T&T. – VNS