Football: First Division Tournament determines six title contenders

Thursday, 2020-10-01 12:27:55
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The first phase of the LS V.League 2 - 2020 has wrapped up after the September 30 matches.
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NDO – The first phase of the 2020 National First Division Football Tournament (V.League 2 - 2020) wrapped up on September 30, with the six title contenders for the second phase having been determined.

Binh Phuoc FC produced a big surprise on the last matchday of phase 1 by overcoming hosts Hue FC 1-0 to break into the table’s top six teams, who will play on a round robin basis in Group A (phase 2) to decide the overall winners of the trophy and the solitary V.League promotion slot.

Leaders Ba Ria-Vung Tau FC continued to display brilliant form with a one-star victory over Dak Lak FC, while Pho Hien FC dropped to fourth place following their 0-1 home defeat against Binh Dinh FC, who then climbed to third.

Sanna Khanh Hoa BVN concluded their first-phase campaign in second place after thrashing Dong Thap FC 3-0. Meanwhile, An Giang FC rounded up the top six despite losing 1-2 to XSKT Can Tho.

Group B of phase 2 features the bottom six teams of phase 1, namely Hue FC (15 points), XM Fico – YTL Tay Ninh (14), Dak Lak FC (10), XSKT Can Tho (9), Long An FC (9) and Dong Thap FC (8).

The second phase of V.League 2 – 2020 will kick off on October 8 with three Group A clashes – Ba Ria Vung Tau vs Binh Phuoc, Sanna Khanh Hoa BVN vs Pho Hien FC and Binh Dinh FC vs An Giang FC.

The Group B campaign will commence the following day with three matches, Hue FC vs Long An FC, XM Fico – YTL Tay Ninh vs XSKT Can Tho, and Dak Lak FC and Dong Thap FC.

The V.League 2 - 2020 table after the first phase.