Before the final match, Cong An Hanoi, which is managed by the Hanoi Department of Public Security, held the top spot in the standings with a total of 37 points. They were closely followed by the defending champions, Hanoi FC, who had accumulated 35 points.

The team’s advantage in goal meant that they only needed a draw to secure the championship.

Cong An Hanoi FC (in red) and Thanh Hoa FC players in action during the V-League 1 2023 season’s last game at Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi, August 27, 2023. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Cong An Hanoi FC (in red) and Thanh Hoa FC players in action during the 2023 V-League 1 season’s last game at Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi, August 27, 2023. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Cong An Hanoi exhibited remarkable determination as they faced off against Thanh Hoa on their home ground at the prestigious Hang Day Stadium in the bustling Vietnamese capital. Their unwavering drive was fueled by a burning desire to secure the coveted title with a resounding victory.

During the first half, the home team showcased a commanding performance and successfully broke the deadlock in the 42nd minute, courtesy of Gustavo Henrique’s goal.

Cong An Hanoi FC players celebrate their goal during the V-League 1 2023 season’s last game against Thanh Hoa FC at Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi, August 27, 2023. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Cong An Hanoi FC players celebrate their goal during the 2023 V-League 1 season’s last game against Thanh Hoa FC at Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi, August 27, 2023. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

In the second half, Cong An Hanoi showcased their unwavering commitment.

In a surprising turn of events, Bruno Cantanhede managed to score an equalizer for Thanh Hoa in the 64th minute.

Thanh Hoa FC players celebrate their goal during the V-League 1 2023 season’s last game against Cong An Hanoi FC at Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi, August 27, 2023. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Thanh Hoa FC players celebrate their goal during the 2023 V-League 1 season’s last game against Cong An Hanoi FC at Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi, August 27, 2023. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Afterwards, the home team decided to adopt a more conservative strategy, prioritizing the maintenance of the score until the conclusion of the match instead of engaging in avoidable risks.

In another match played on the same day, Hanoi FC emerged victorious with a scoreline of 3-2 against Viettel FC, which is owned and operated by the military-run telecommunications corporation of the same name.

Cong An Hanoi FC players celebrate after winning the V-League 1 2023 at Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi, August 27, 2023. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Cong An Hanoi FC players celebrate after winning the 2023 V-League 1 at Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi, August 27, 2023. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

As a result, both Cong An Hanoi and Hanoi FC concluded the season with 38 points each.

However, the title was claimed by Cong An Hanoi based on their superior goal difference.

Cong An Hanoi FC players celebrate with the trophy after winning the V-League 1 2023 at Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi, August 27, 2023. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Cong An Hanoi FC players celebrate with the trophy after winning the 2023 V-League 1 at Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi, August 27, 2023. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

The achievement is notable as it was accomplished in their inaugural season following their promotion to V-League 1 from the second-tier V-League 2.

During the 2003 season, Hoang Anh Gia Lai FC became the first team to achieve this feat, followed by our team who accomplished it as well, making us the second team to do so.

The 2023 V-League 1 is the 67th professional season of the highest division in Vietnamese football.

Cong An Hanoi FC players take a photo with General To Lam (in white shirt), Minister of Public Security, after winning the V-League 1 2023 at Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi, August 27, 2023. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Cong An Hanoi FC players take a photo with General To Lam (in white shirt), Vietnam’s Minister of Public Security, after winning the 2023 V-League 1 at Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi, August 27, 2023. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Cong An Hanoi FC players take photos with a smartphone after winning the V-League 1 2023 at Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi, August 27, 2023. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Cong An Hanoi FC players take photos with a smartphone after winning the 2023 V-League 1 at Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi, August 27, 2023. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Cong An Hanoi FC players celebrate after winning the V-League 1 2023 at Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi, August 27, 2023. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Cong An Hanoi FC players celebrate after winning the 2023 V-League 1 at Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi, August 27, 2023. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Cong An Hanoi FC’s Jhon Cley gives Ho Tan Tai a hug after winning the V-League 1 2023 at Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi, August 27, 2023. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Cong An Hanoi FC’s Jhon Cley gives Ho Tan Tai a hug after winning the 2023 V-League 1 at Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi, August 27, 2023. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Cong An Hanoi FC’s Filip Nguyen holds his son to take photos with fans after winning the V-League 1 2023 at Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi, August 27, 2023. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Cong An Hanoi FC’s Filip Nguyen holds his son to take photos with fans after winning the 2023 V-League 1 at Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi, August 27, 2023. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

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