Newcomer Viettel loses to SHB Da Nang in V.League 2019 opener

PANO - Newbie Viettel FC of the Military Industry-Telecoms Group (Viettel) lost 1-3 to SHB Da Nang in the first round of the Vietnam National Football League (V.League) 2019 at Hoa Xuan stadium in Da Nang city on February 24.

After advancing to the country's top-tier league, Viettel FC was very active in the transfer window, aiming to strengthen forces for their V.League campaign.

However, in the first-round match, Viettel FC players failed to stop the dominance of the host SHB Da Nang.

Especially, the V.League newcomer had to play with just ten players from the first half following Que Ngoc Hai's second yellow card.

Three goals of SHB Da Nang were scored by Nirennold Victor and Do Merlo (twice), while Paulo earned a consolation goal for the guest.

In previous matches on the same day, Duoc Nam Ha Nam Dinh won 3-1 against Saigon FC and Ho Chi Minh City FC secured 1-0 win against Hai Phong FC.

Overall, after the V.League 2019 first round, Hanoi FC tops the league table after brilliantly thrashing Quang Ninh Coal FC 5-0, followed by Hoang Anh Gia Lai with a 4-1 victory against Khanh Hoa BVN FC.

Source: People's Army Newspaper