Vietnam lose 0-2 to Iran in second Asian Cup game

By Staff reporters    JAN. 12, 2019

Vietnam blocked repeated attacks from Iran but forward Sardar Azmoun still managed to go past the defense twice.

Vietnam lost their second game at AFC Asian Cup on Saturday against Iran, the number one team in Asia according to FIFA rankings.

Forward Sardar Azmoun scored from a header in the 38th minute and had a simple finish thanks to a defense mistake from Vietnam in the 69th minute.

Goalkeeper Dang Van Lam had a busy game saving repeated attacks from Iran, compared to three chances from Vietnam, including a free kick.

Vietnam entered the game pledging to go all out as they hoped for a chance to go further in the tournament, after losing 2-3 in their first game with Iraq. Their next and final group stage match will be with Yemen next Wednesday.

Vietnam Game stats Iran
5 Shots 15
2 Shots on goal 5
32 Possession (%) 68
0 Corners 4
8 Fouls 13
2 Yellow cards 2
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