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1/20/2019 9:20:55 PM

Vietnam edges Jordan to qualify for AFC Asian Cup 2019 Quarter Finals

Vietnam secured the first ticket to the quarter finals of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 at the Al Maktoum Stadium on January 20 after narrowly penalty shootouts over Jordan in the knock-out round.

Vietnam beats Jordan 4-2.

The score remained 1-1 after extra time. Jordan were finding it hard to cope up with the Vietnamese attacks, but they managed to change the game on its head when Baha’ Abdel-Rehman scored a spectacular goal from an indirect free kick in the 39th minute. However, Vietnam found a way back when Nguyen Cong Phuong headed into restore parity early in the second half.

The Golden Dragons probed for a winning goal throughout the second half, but the Jordanian defence held firm with extra time employed to separate the sides. However, the 30 extra minutes were also not enough to split them as the game went into penalties in which the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 champions emerged victorious.

The Vietnamese team captain, Que Ngoc Hai, steps up to take the first penalty and calmly sinks the ball into the net, sending Shafi the wrong way.

Jordan’s goalscorer Baha Abdel-Rahman steps up next, and leathers the ball into the net. That makes it one penalty scored apiece. Do Hung Dung is up next and rolls the ball into the bottom left corner of the net, and Shafi can’t save it.

Next up is Baha’ Seif, and he misses! He goes for power over placement and slams the ball straight into the crossbar. Luong Xuan Truong makes them pay, with a penalty into the left corner as he sends Shafi the wrong way. 3-1 to Vietnam.

Ahmed Saleh is up next, and he misses as the Vietnam ‘keeper saves it. It’s at a comfortable height as well. If Vietnam score next, they’re through…but Tran Minh Vuong cannot convert. Weakly struck penalty that Shafi saves easily. It’s still 3-1 to Vietnam.

Ahmed Ersan steps up, and sends the ball into the bottom right corner with power. Jordan still in this. 3-2 to Vietnam.

Tien Dung with the final penalty – if they score, they’re through! And he scores, sending the ball into the bottom left corner.

Vietnam 4-2 Jordan, ends the penalty and Vietnam is through to the Quarterfinals of the AFC Asian Cup 2019./.

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