Last update: 10:33 | 20/03/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – FLC Thanh Hoa received their first loss in the V.League 1, as they lost to defending champions Ha Noi FC 1-2 in the 10th round at the Hang Day Stadium yesterday.
FLC Thanh Hoa vs Ha Noi FC in the 10th round of the V.League 1 at Hang Day Stadium yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo
With this loss, Thanh Hoa still has 19 points to top the rankings, while the hosts Ha Noi FC returned to fourth place with 16 points.
Only in the first 16 minutes did the visitors had two chances to open the score, but they failed.
After that, Ha Noi responded strongly. They enjoyed a penalty kick in the 23rd minute, however Samson shot the ball, striking the horizontal bar.
In the 33rd minute, fans of Ha Noi FC showed their regret as Gonzalo Damian Marronkle passed the ball to the vertical bar.
Attack but no effect. The hosts had their first loss in the 45th minute, when Pape Omar put his header past the goalie of Ha Noi FC to open the score for the visitors.
After the break, Ha Noi played attack continuously to level the score. And it was in the 80th minute when they narrowed the gap of 1-1 with the goal by Nguyen Thanh Chung.
In the 88th minute, Quoc Phuong scored the other goal for Thanh Hoa, with the encouragement of thousands of fans, but the referee did not recognize this goal.
Thanh Hoa’s coach Ljupko Petrovic reacted fiercely to the referee’s decision, and he was ordered to leave the field.
In extra time, Thanh Hoa’s Dinh Tien Thanh shot the ball to his team’s goal to help Ha Noi win 2-1.
In other matches played yesterday, Quang Ninh Coal beat Becamex Binh Duong 2-0 and SHB Da Nang crushed Long An 2-1.
Elsewhere, Hai Phong defeated HCM City 1-0, Song Lam Nghe An won over Hoang Anh Gia Lai 2-0, and Khanh Hoa tied with Sai Gon FC 0-0.