Vietnam's top-flight V-League started Saturday in front of modest crowds, and Hanoi's Hang Day Stadium was no exception though the match there involved defending champs Hanoi T&T and Binh Duong.
There were not many fans at Hon Gai Stadium where Quang Ninh played Song Lam Nghe An either.
Dong Nai Stadium was always almost full last season but more than half the seats were empty Saturday when the hosts took on Ninh Binh.
Binh Duong took the lead 10 minutes before half time, but the hosts improved after the break and scored four times before the visitors' newcomer Trong Hoang pulled one back in the dying minutes.
Dong Nai came back from two goals down to thrillingly draw while the other host team Quang Ninh suffered a 1-0 loss to Nghe An.
In games played Sunday SHB Da Nang beat Dong Tam Long An 3-1 at Chi Lang Stadium, while Quang Nam beat An Giang 1-0 at Quang Nam Stadium and Hai Phong fought to a scoreless draw with Thanh Hoa at Lach Tray Stadium.