Southeast Asia Vietnam

Hanoi Avenge Yangon Defeat in AFC Cup

Tran Tien

Football Tribe Vietnam


Hanoi FC came from behind to secure a 5-2 victory over Yangon United to get back on track in their hunt for the spot in AFC Cup knock-out stage. 

Having lost to the Myanmar National League champions in their previous Group F encounter two weeks ago, the Vietnamese side knew they had to collect all three points to keep their hopes of progressing from the group stage alive. 

The V.League champions went to attack right after the opening whistle and took the lead after 3rd minutes. Nguyen Quang Hai set up a chance for striker Pape Omar Faye score with a simple tap-in. 

However, Min Tun Myo’s side showed that they deserve to be in the competition. They scored two quick goals in 13 minutes to take an unexpected 2-1 lead. Sylla and Miller were in the scoresheet for the hosts. 

Despite having a good performance going forward, Yangon’s defenders had some poor situations, which led them to concede two more goals before halftime. Ganiyu Oseni scored a doubled for the visitor within 12 minutes to help them get back in the lead. In the goal at 45th minutes, Nigerian forward made a smooth move before lobbing the ball past the goalkeeper Kyaw Zin Htet. 

In the second half, Hanoi FC maintained possession comfortably and when they completely controlled the match. As a result, Pape Omar Faye scored two more goals to complete his hat-trick and send the visitors to a 5-2 win. 

With that win, Hanoi collected 7 points and continue stand in second place in Group F. Despite trailing Singaporean side Tampines Rovers by 3 points, they will still advance to zonal semi-finals if they can get 6 points from their two remaining games, including the head-to-head match against Tampines Rovers at home on the final matchday.