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Hanoi FC held to draw in AFC Cup group-stage game in Singapore

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 11:06 GMT+7
Hanoi FC held to draw in AFC Cup group-stage game in Singapore
Hanoi FC players (in white) fight for the ball with Tampines Rovers FC players in their group-stage game at the 2019 AFC Cup in Singapore, March 13, 2019. Photo: Vietfootball

Reigning Vietnamese league champions Hanoi FC were held to a 1-1 draw by hosts Tampines Rovers in Singapore on Tuesday in their second group-stage game at the 2019 AFC Cup.

The Vietnamese were considered the favorites after their crushing 10-0 win over Cambodia’s Nagaworld on home soil on February 26.

Tampines Rovers staged a cautious performance in the first few minutes, displaying a defensive style of play and launching counterattacks whenever possible.

Hanoi dominated the game and missed many chances before a mistake from the Singaporean defense line gifted them a goal.

Quang Hai’s corner kick was missed by goalie Syazwan Zainon, who came forward to punch the ball in the 62nd minute.

Pape Omar Faye then did the easy task tapping the ball into the empty net.

The hosts had nothing to lose, attacking all the time to find an equalizer.

Video: AFC Hub

And they succeeded in the 77th minute.

The Hanoi FC defense line allowed Jordan Webb to beat the off-side trap, running freely from midfield toward goalkeeper Nguyen Van Cong and converted.

No more goals were scored in the remaining minutes as both were happy with one point.

Hanoi sit atop Group F with four points, followed by Tampines Rovers four points, Nagaword three points, and Myanmar’s Yangon United zero points.

The Vietnamese club are the reigning champions of Vietnam’s top-flight V-League 1, winning last season’s trophy with 64 points after 26 games.

In Group G, Vietnam’s Becamex Binh Duong lost 1-3 to Ceres–Negros from the Philippines in Thu Dau Mot.

The Vietnamese hosts made so many mistakes in this game, leading to the disappointing defeat.

Binh Duong currently rank third with only one point earned in a 0-0 draw against Persija Jakarta in Indonesia on February 26.

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