As expected, the first series of matches between the two pairs of matches E2-S and M1-E3 took place with unpredictable and dramatic developments. On the 1st field, the two teams with equal points on the E2-S chart have no intention of hiding their offensive intentions to bring a great advantage to their team. Although the S players were inferior in terms of the game, they were the ones who made better use of it with 2 goals and led E2 with a score of 2-1 at the end of the first half. Entering the second half, the E2 players did not have enough time to find an equalizer and had to receive 2 more consecutive goals from the shots of Do Tran Giang on the Safety side, the score was 4-1 in favor of S when the game is less than 10 minutes. The climax of the match was pushed to a climax after E2's penalty shortened the score to 2-4 and continued the excitement, the E2 players scored two more goals in the final minutes of injury time and the game ended in a 4-4 draw, a grim result for Safety.
On the 2nd field, the M1 players had a goal very early thanks to the work of the striker Nguyen Minh Tuan, but like round 2, they continued to play with loopholes and let the opponent score 3 consecutive goals to complete the comeback, the match ended with a score of 3-1 in favor of E3. E3 club got their first win of the season and pushed their own rival M1 to a position below their team on the rankings.
The second series of the third round took place with the main match M3-E1, the two teams holding the 1st and 2nd positions on the table. True to the "6-point" match, the two teams entered the game cautiously, firmly kicking the home side and waiting for the opponent's mistake. With the old age and good chemistry of the players who have been together for many years, E1 still knew how to overcome flash coordination situations and they finished the first half with a score of 2-0 at the same time. a huge advantage before the start of the second half. Entering the second half, E1 actively plays firmly in the home field, giving up the game to M3 players and waiting for counterattack opportunities. With the initiative in defensive play and dangerous counter-attack situations, E1 got himself a goal to raise the score to 3-0 and almost extinguished M3's hope of scoring. They let M3 have a goal to shorten the score in the game's last minutes and kept the score 3-1 until the final whistle sounded. A convincing victory of E1 and took the top spot against rival M3 on the table after round 3.
The next field is the confrontation between M2 - M&S. With the excitement after winning M1 from the previous round, the M2 players entered the game with a very high spirit against M&S. It would be an easy match for M2, but M&S did not think so, M&S suddenly opened the score 1-0 after an attack from the side. Awakened after the goal, M2 rushed to find an equalizer and they also got what they needed, a 1-1 equalizer before the end of the first half. Entering the second half, on an ungainly day of the strikers of both teams as well as the excellence of the two goalkeepers, both M2 and M&S could not find the opponent's net again, the match ended in a 1-1 draw. The joy of winning the first score of M&S and the regret from M2's side when they only won 1 point in the championship race were clearly shown on the faces of the players of both teams.
We will continue to update the progress of the matches in the next newsletter!