1/20/2019 5:52:27 PM (GMT+3)

Vietnam overcome Jordan in penalties to enter quarterfinals

Vietnam overcome Jordan in penalties to enter quarterfinals

ABU DHABI, UAE: Vietnam advanced into the AFC Asian Cup quarterfinals by beating Jordan 4-2 in the tie-breaker.

After the regulation period, both the teams were leveled at 1-1 with Jordan taking the lead through Baha Abdel-Rahman in the 38th minute from a free-kick. But Nguyen Cong Phuong cancelled it out six minutes into the second half to stretch the match into the extra-time followed by the penalties.

Phuong has scored half of Vietnam’s four goals (excluding own goals) at this year’s tournament (two), with both being the only goals scored from open play by the Vietnamese.

Jordan were the first to miss with Baha Seif striking the crossbar which was then followed by Ahmed Saleh’s effort saved by Vietnam goalkeeper Dang.

Vietnam’s Tran Minh Vuong then failed to put the game to bed with Vietnam’s fourth effort, but Bui Tien Dung made no mistake as the Southeast Asians entered into the quarterfinals.