Football Tribe Vietnam
Hanoi successfully retained their V.League title after a hard-fought win over Song Lam Nghe An on Thursday.
The game’s only goal came from central defender Thanh Chung, and it was enough for Hanoi to complete the win and achieve the fifth V.League title in their history.
Hanoi now have 52 points, 10 points above the second place – Ho Chi Minh City. With this result, they can now rest some key players in the two remaining games to focus on the AFC Cup and National Cup.
With the title now belonging to Hanoi, the fans’ focus will now shift to the relegation battle, with many teams still involved.
On Friday, Hoang Anh Gia Lai will take on Hai Phong in the match they must win in order to get closer to safety.
Elsewhere, 13th place Thanh Hoa will visit Danang to face the host in a high-pressure, must-win match if they want to avoid the relegation. However, after 6 matches lost in a row, it could be an uphill battle for them to achieve something from this match.
The last game of the week will be the match between the bottom club Khanh Hoa (21pts) with the 10th place Nam Dinh (28pts). A win will help Khanh Hoa remain their slim hope to stay at the league while a loss will condemn them to the First Division.