SLNA was eliminated from AFC Cup after losing 1-3 to Persipura on home ground this afternoon. It was definitely a very disappointing result. But the worst thing is SLNA shocked its own fans when fielding a reserve squad to play this continental game (well, not very shocking indeed). Understandably, the club was slammed with furious words from its supporters. Some decided to leave the stadium or cheer the visitors.
Vietnamese clubs at AFC Cup:
2007: Hoa Phat Ha Noi (Group stage)
2009: Becamex Binh Duong (Semi-final), Ha Noi ACB (Group stage)
2010: Becamex Binh Duong (Round of 16), SHB Da Nang (Quarter-final)
2011: SLNA (Round of 16), Ha Noi T&T (Group stage).