V-League champions Da Nang suffered a 0-3 home loss to Thai-League champs Muang Thong United in its Asian Football Confederation Champions League qualifying play-off match on Sunday.
The Da Nang players started the match with confidence but the home soil advantage and high spirits didnââ‚¬â„¢t help the V-League champs very much.
After their loss, Da Nang will now join V-League runners-up Binh Duong to compete in Asiaââ‚¬â„¢s second-tier contest called AFC Cup.
Binh Duong, the 2008 V-League champions, made their way to AFC Cup semifinals last year and was ranked among Asiaââ‚¬â„¢s top 10 clubs by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS)ââ‚¬â„¢s ratings released late last month.
Source: Thanh Nien, VnExpress