return icon

AFC Cup: Becamex Binh Duong beat Shan United 6-0 to foster zonal semifinal hopes

Vietnamese club Becamex Binh Duong thrashed Myanmar’s Shan United with six unanswered goals in their fourth Group G clash at Go Dau Stadium on April 16.



Veteran forward Nguyen Anh Duc celebrates scoring the opening goal for Becamex Binh Duong. (Photo: AFC)



The inspiring 2-1 victory in the first leg solidified Becamex Binh Duong’s confidence while playing host to the Myanmar representatives for the second leg on Tuesday.

With the home-field advantage, manager Nguyen Thanh Son’s troops proactively put pressure on the opposite side right from the first whistle and promptly went ahead after just five minutes thanks to captain Nguyen Anh Duc’s strike.

The former V.League champions came close to doubling their lead 15 minutes later, as Anh Duc drove a powerful shot forcing Shan United keeper Myo Min Latt to parry the ball. However, they had to wait only five more minutes to celebrate their second goal, with Anh Duc feeding To Van Vu to beat Myo Min Latt from a distance of 18 metres.

Trailing two goals behind, Shan United intensified their attacks seeking to reduce the score. The guests almost pulled a goal back before the break, as Zin Min Tun lobbed the ball over Binh Duong goalie Pham Van Tien only to see his effort denied by the crossbar.

Becamex Binh Duong maintained their absolute dominance in the second half, scoring four additional goals to seal a commanding six-star triumph.

The US forward Victor Mansaray netted an impressive hat-trick in the 46th, 60th and 63rd minutes, before Ali Rabo wrapped up their lopsided game with the sixth goal in the remainder of the match.

With the fabulous win, Becamex Binh Duong temporarily stood second in Group G and continued to foster their hopes of vying for a direct berth in the 2019 AFC Cup ASEAN Zonal semifinals, to be awarded to the group leaders.

Nhan Dan


Revoking licenses of petrol distributors will not affect fuel supply

Although petrol distributors are allowed to buy products from more than one wholesaler, when supply interruptions occur, the distributor system has often not ensured a sufficient supply for filling stations.

Beauty contests heat up in first days of the Year of the Cat

Pham Kim Dung, a representative of the company that founded Hoa hau Quoc gia Vietnam (Miss National Vietnam) beauty pageant, said beauty queens need to make every effort to prove their talent as so many contests now exist.

Vietnam looks forward to catfish orders from China, the US

In January 2023, catfish exports brought $106.8 million to Vietnam, a 50 percent fall compared with the same period last year. However, Vietnamese farmers and exporters now see positive signs from the US and China.

High rates hurting businesses, hamper economic recovery

High interest rates have been hurting businesses' ability to invest in ramping up production capacity, said industry insiders and economists.

Chinese black-credit websites cheating Vietnamese out of money

Many websites have been created to trick people into transferring money to them.

Record number of Vietnamese runners qualify for Boston 2023

Nine of them are from Hanoi and HCM City, the two largest running communities in Vietnam, while the other is Dao Han, who currently lives in Florida, the US.

Vietnam’s transport sector seeking recovery and reboot

While making good recovery during 2022, Vietnam’s transport sector is betting on new policies and plans to increase private investment to obtain its ambitious goals.

Strong FDI flow into Vietnam's electronics industry to boost exports

The increased inflow of investment from foreign investors into Vietnam’s electronics industry is expected to create a positive outlook for the country’s exports of computers, electronic products, and components in the time to come.

Vietnamese professor honoured with prestigious IUPAC award

Vietnamese Professor Nguyen Thi Kim Thanh has received “the Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Awards” by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) in 2023.

Hanoi targets GRDP per capita of 36,000 USD by 2045

Hanoi is set to become a globally-connected city with high living standards and quality of life, according to a new plan that aims to raise the Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) per capita to 36,000 USD by 2045.

Vietnamese security expert honored by US wireless carrier

Ngo Minh Hieu, a white-hat hacker, has been honored by many US technology corporations.

Many real estate firms declared bankruptcy in 2022

The number of real estate firms declaring bankruptcy and dissolution in 2022 increased by 38.7 percent over 2021, according to the Ministry of Construction’s (MOC) recent report.

Electricity prices must be reasonable: PM

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh recently chaired a conference on domestic consumption and exports in 2023.

Vietnamese aviation market predicted to fully recover by year-end

The Vietnamese aviation market is forecast to fully recover by the end of this year, according to a global outlook for the aviation industry released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently.

Many Japanese firms plan expansion in Vietnam: JETRO poll

Sixty percent of Japanese investors in Asia-Pacific polled in a 2022 survey by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) said they plan to expand operations in Vietnam within the next two years.