Australia only have one shot on goal in Vietnam win

By Hoang An   September 8, 2021 | 04:15 pm GMT+7
The Socceroos scored from their only shot on goal in their 1-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Vietnam on Tuesday night despite dominating in possession.

According to Asian Football Confederation stats, Australia made six finishing attempts but only one of them proved on target, which resulted in their only goal in the game - a header by defender Rhyan Grant in the 43rd minute.

Rhyan Grant (R) scores for Australia in the World Cup qualifiers game with Vietnam in Hanoi on September 7, 2021. Photo by AFC

Rhyan Grant (R) scores for Australia in the World Cup qualifiers game with Vietnam in Hanoi on September 7, 2021. Photo by AFC

Vietnam got 11 shots in total, of which two were on goal but blocked by keeper Matthew Ryan.

Australia dominated in possession with 70 percent. They also made 17 crosses while Vietnam only made four.

Vietnam put up a good fight against Australia with many chances created, especially in the second half. Their defense was solid most of the time, but one moment of distraction cost them the game.

In Australia’s previous 3-0 win against China, the Socceroos had 23 shots, of which nine were on goal.

Despite the reduction in the quality of attacks, the outcome is still a victory for Australia. They established a record 10-match winning streak after the clash with Vietnam. During the streak, they scored 32 goals and only conceded two.

Australia are leading group B after the first two games with six points, while Vietnam are in fifth, right above bottom-placed China.

The Golden Dragons will play their next two games against China and Oman in October.

World Cup qualifiers: Vietnam 0-1 Australia

 
 
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