Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội FC crushed Hoàng Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) 5-0 in the V. League 1 at Hàng Đẫy Stadium in Hà Nội yesterday.
The match attracted the attention of fans and media nationwide as it featured many members of the national under-23 team that finished second in the U-23 Asian Football Confederation in China in January.
Taking full advantage of playing on their hometurf, the hosts dominated the game from the time the referee blew his whistle.
In the 32nd minute, Ngân Văn Đại coolly put his header past goalie Lê Văn Trường to score the opener for the hosts.
After that, the capital’s team always kept the pressure on the visitors.
Nguyễn Tăng Tiến of HAGL fouled Duy Mạnh of HAGL and was forced to leave the game with a red card.
In the extra time of the first half, Ganiyu Oseni headed the ball to goalkeeper Trường and doubled the score 2-0 for Hà Nội.
After the break, Hà Nội players scored three more goals thanks to Oseni, Nguyễn Quang Hải and Nguyễn Văn Quyết.
HAGL have also lost their four most recent matches against Hà Nội in the capital. Earlier, V. League runners-up FLC Thanh Hóa lost to Sanna Khánh Hòa 1-3 at Nha Trang Stadium.
Goal keeper Bùi Tiến Dũng, who shone in the jersey of the Việt Nam national U-23 team at the AFC U-23 Championship in China in January, kept the goal for Thanh Hóa in this game.
Although Thanh Hóa had more skillful players, they did not play closely.
From a corner kick in the right wing, Nguyễn Hoàng Quốc Chí defeated goalie Dũng to open the score for the hosts in the 12th minute.
Thanh Hóa then fought back strongly and created several chances to score goals but failed.
In the second half, Khánh Hòa made it 2-0 in the 58th minute thanks to a long shot of Youssouf Toure.
However, nine minutes later, Pape Omar Faye narrowed the gap to make it 1-2 for Thanh Hóa. However, with a long shot in the 86th minute, Chí fixed the score at 3-1 in favour of Khánh Hòa. — VNS