After two consecutive losses recently, the V-League title holder was determined to take three points when welcoming Viettel FC at home. Unfortunately, Quang Hai, the most important striker for Coach Chu Dinh Nghiem, was injured and could not join the match.

Hanoi FC's Thanh Chung (right) plays well during the match

The hosts started the match confidently and almost got a goal in the fourth minute when Thanh Chung’s shot hit the bar.

However, Hoang Duc made a stunning goal to help the visitors take the lead in the 28th minute.

Only four minutes later, the hosts were awarded a penalty after Khac Ngoc of Viettel FC committed a foul against Van Xuan. On the spot, Rimario made a nice shot to equalize the score for the hosts.

In the second half, both team slowed down the pace of the game and focused on defense.

The game ended in a 1-1 draw. This is the third consecutive loss for Hanoi FC while Viettel is still winless at home.

Translated by Trung Thanh