I never like teams that don't give their best to play football and I must admit many Vietnamese clubs fall into this category. Some years ago, Vietnamese clubs used to send reserve players to play continental competitions and were always ready to suffer humiliating defeats. Their target was to be eliminated as quick as possible. Only three clubs that played with all their best were HAGL, DT Long An and Binh Duong. SHB Da Nang played pretty well last year but they are more remembered as the biggest loser ever of AFC Champions League with 0-15 defeat to Gamba Osaka in 2006.
SLNA, as expected, fielded a squad with many irregular starters this afternoon. Some of them haven't played any game in V-League 2011. This club have only themselves to blame for the defeat.
AFC Cup 2011
SLNA 1-2 TSW Pegasus