Everyone expected an easy victory for Becamex Binh Duong when they hosted First Division side Lam Dong in the first round of National Cup this afternoon. However, brave visitors has fought hard to hold the star-studded team to a 2-2 draw after 90 mins. Lam Dong even had a 2-1 half-time lead before Binh Duong captain Philani equalised at 77th minute. The match went on to penalty shootouts and it was Lam Dong who held their nerve to emerge victorious. The defeat has cast doubt over Binh Duong's real strength in the upcoming season.
Tay Ninh 0-0 Ninh Binh (4-5 pen.)
Dong Nai 1-1 Khanh Hoa (2-4 pen.)
Can Tho 1-1 Than Quang Ninh (4-2 pen.)
An Giang 0-2 Binh Dinh
Ho Chi Minh City 1-3 Hai Phong
DT Long An 1-3 SHB Da Nang
Kien Giang 4-0 Quang Nam