DA NANG (VNS)— Captain Nguyen Minh Phuong and midfielder Doan Hung Son found the back of the net as Da Nang overcame Dong Tam Long An 2-0 at home in yesterday's late V-League fixture.
The visitors had the first chance 30 minutes into the game, but Brazilian Gilson Campos's shot went wide of the post.
The hosts responded positively, and they began to pose more of an attacking threat, piling pressure on the Long An defence. .
Minh Phuong, once a Long An player, scored a spectacular free kick from the box just before half time.
Long An responded well in the second half and would have equalised if striker Viet Thang's powerful shot had not swerved onto the post in the 68th minute.
However, three minutes before the final whistle, Son met Danny David's cross to stab the ball home, effectively sealing the win for the defending champions.
The result puts Da Nang fifth in the table, while Long An stay in tenth.
Da Nang will host their in-form rivals Song Lam Nghe An on Sunday. — VNS