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80'
Hồ Tấn Tài
Bùi Tiến Dũng
78'
J. Jeggo
A. Hrustić
76'
Hà Đức Chinh
Nguyễn Tiến Linh
76'
Nguyễn Thanh Bình
Nguyễn Thành Chung
43'
R. Grant
A. Hrustić
0 - 1

Match Stats

Possession
29% 70%
4
4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 1
Total Passes 277 646
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Saudi Arabia KSA Saudi Arabia 6 5 1 0 9 3 +6 16 W D W W W
2 Japan JPN Japan 6 4 0 2 5 3 +2 12 W W W L W
3 Australia AUS Australia 6 3 2 1 9 4 +5 11 D D L W W
4 Oman OMA Oman 6 2 1 3 6 7 -1 7 L D W L L
5 China PR CHN China PR 6 1 2 3 7 11 -4 5 D D L W L
6 Vietnam VIE Vietnam 6 0 0 6 4 12 -8 0 L L L L L

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Commentary

FULL TIME: VIETNAM 0 AUSTRALIA 1 - Referee Abdulrahman Al Jassim blows his whistle and the Socceroos have held on for a hard-earned victory.  As was the case in the first half, Australia dominated possession after the break but struggled to create meaningful scoring opportunities.  At the other end of the field, Vietnam always looked dangerous on the counter but ultimately lacked the firepower to equalise.  Ten wins in a row now for the Socceroos who consolidate their spot at the top of Group B whilst a gallant Vietnam remain without a point after two matches.
90' + 3' The clock ticks into the final minute and Vietnam are throwing everything at the Socceroos' defence as the hosts desperately search for a late equaliser.
90' There will be three additional minutes played in this second half.
89' Mabil runs onto a beautifully weighted pass from Rogic however his first touch is not all it could have been and the defence is able to close down the move.
87' NO GOAL!  Mitch Duke beats the keeper and rattles the back of the net thanks to a neat finish but the score will not stand with the linesman's flag up for offside.
86' Mooy delivers the corner from the right looking for the tall timber in front of goal however Dang Van Lâm has read the flight perfectly and the keeper plucks the ball from the air.
83' Australia are controlling possession as they desperately look to wind the clock down but the tension is high at My Dinh Stadium with the hosts ready and waiting to pounce on any mistake.
Hồ Tấn Tài
Bùi Tiến Dũng
80' SUBSTITUTION VIETNAM - A final substitution for the hosts who can sense an equaliser not far away - Bùi Tiến Dũng's match is over and coming on to replace him is Hồ Tấn Tài.
J. Jeggo
A. Hrustić
78' SUBSTITUTION AUSTRALIA - With the pressure continuing to build on the Socceroos, the visitors look to the bench for a spark with James Jeggo to replace Ajdin Hrustić.
Nguyễn Thanh Bình
Nguyễn Thành Chung
76' SUBSTITUTION VIETNAM - Further changes for Vietnam - Nguyễn Thành Chung will make way for Nguyễn Thanh Bình.
Hà Đức Chinh
Nguyễn Tiến Linh
76' SUBSTITUTION VIETNAM - The second of a double change for the hosts will see Hà Đức Chinh on and Nguyễn Tiến Linh off.
75' Nguyen Quang Hai catches Jackson Irvine high and so the Socceroos are awarded a much needed free kick.
70' The Socceroos continue to dominate general play with 71.6% of possession but they have barely created any chances in this second half with their lead on a knife's edge.
68' Aaron Mooy looks to play the ball forward but the pass falls short of Mabil who was making a move inside the penalty area.
M. Duke
A. Taggart
66' SUBSTITUTION AUSTRALIA - Some fresh legs for the Socceroos with Adam Taggart making way for Mitchell Duke who scored almost immediately after coming onto the field last week against China.
Phạm Đức Huy
Phan Văn Đức
63' SUBSTITUTION VIETNAM - The hosts swing their second change of the match - Phan Văn Đức leaves the field with Phạm Đức Huy preparing to come on.
62' A late challenge from Hrustic will result in a free kick to Vietnam.
61' CHANCE! Vietnam are starting to build some real pressure on the Socceroos' defence!  Phan Van Duc unleashes a well-directed shot that has Mat Ryan diving away to his left to make the save.
60' Nguyen Quang Hai goes to ground following a clash with Jackson Irvine and will be awarded a free kick.
58' Some excellent hustling from Ajdin Hrustic denies Vietnam a chance to break over half way.
A. Mooy
R. McGree
56' SUBSTITUTION AUSTRALIA - A double change for the Socceroos with Aaron Mooy coming onto the pitch in place of Riley McGree.
A. Behich
B. Smith
56' SUBSTITUTION AUSTRALIA - The Socceroos first change will see Bradley Smith make way for Aziz Behich.
53' Harry Souttar is awarded a free kick just short of half way and the break in play will give Australia a chance to swing some substitutions.
50' Danger for Australia!  A lightning counter attack from the hosts has the Socceroos' defence really stretched - they are able to deal with the cross from the by-line but concede a corner in the process.
47' The tactics at the start of this second half will be fascinating - Vietnam were content to feed off Australian turnovers in the first half but now have to chase the game as they face a 1-0 deficit.
Nguyễn Văn Toàn
Nguyễn Tuấn Anh
46' SUBSTITUTION VIETNAM - The hosts have swung a change at half time with Nguyễn Tuấn Anh replaced by Nguyễn Văn Toàn.
45' SECOND HALF - Vietnam kick off and we back underway in this Group B World Cup Qualifier!
HALF TIME: VIETNAM 0 AUSTRALIA 1 - A gripping opening 45 minutes comes to an end at My Dinh Stadium!  The Socceroos dominated possession for large chunks of the opening period but struggled to break down the determined and well-drilled Vietnamese defence.  Meanwhile, Vietnam looked extremely dangerous on the counter-attack and went close to breaking the deadlock on a couple of occasions.  The frustration of the Australians was visible however the pressure valve was released when Rhyan Grant nodded home in the 43rd minute.  A massive second half lies ahead with Vietnam well and truly in this contest.
45' There will be five minutes of additional time played in this first half.
A. Hrustić
Assist
43' It was an outstanding cross from Ajdin Hrustic that found grass inside the penalty area and sat up perfectly to set Grant up for the opener.
R. Grant
Goal
43' GOAL AUSTRALIA (Rhyan Grant) AUSTRALIA 1 VIETNAM 0 - The Socceroos have finally made the breakthrough deep in the shadows of half time!  A swinging cross from the left bounces up nicely for the advancing Grant and the defender nods the ball past Dang Van Lâm and into the back of the net.
42' An excellent long ball almost puts Nguyen Tien Linh through on goal however there is a touch too much weight on the pass which ends in the arms of Mat Ryan.
40' The frustration is building for the Socceroos who, despite their dominance of possession and territory in this first half, have not been able to put a dent in the Vietnamese defence.
38' Mabil tries to force a path inside the penalty area although he is outnumbered by the defence and eventually the Socceroos' forward coughs up possession.
37' The ball falls for Tomas Rogic who fires off his non-favoured right foot - the shot comes off the side of his boot and skews well wide of the target.
35' Some excellent defence from Que Ngoc Hai who hammers the loose ball away over the goal line - corner to Australia.
33' Nguyen Hoàng Duc wins an unorthodox turnover for Vietnam who have an ambitious crack from half way but Mat Ryan is well-position to take the ball comfortably.
30' A massive let off for the Socceroos!  Referee Abdulrahman Al Jassim comes to the sideline and has a lengthy look at a potential Rhyan Grant handball but eventually he gives the all clear and play will be allowed to continue.
27' Outstanding attacking play from Vietnam has the Socceroos' defence scrambling - Nguyen Phong Hong Duy has a couple of cracks from right on the edge of the penalty area but Australia are able to get bodies in the way.
25' CHANCE!  Trent Sainsbury beats his marker and gets on the end of the Ajdin Hrustic free kick but his effort on goal flashes past the far post.
23' The lifted cross from the right is intended for Smith in the penalty area however he gets into the back of his marker and has conceded a free kick.
22' Mabil tries to slide the ball forward inside the penalty area though a desperate Nguyen Trong Hoàng slides in to knock the ball over the goal line - a corner to the Socceroos.
20' Brad Smith is the target of the pass down the left however, once again, Vietnam have no problems in dealing with the Socceroos' attacking foray.
19' Mabil tries to weave a path inside the penalty area but he runs into the Vietnamese defence who, with numbers, are able to whisk the ball away.
17' Vietnam look to send the ball into the penalty area from deep on the right however Awer Mabil is able to take the sting off the attempted cross.
14' NO GOAL!  After a scramble in front of goal, the Socceroos manage to scramble the ball over the goal line however the score will not stand after a late call from the linesman who ruled that Brad Smith had crossed the by-line before delivering the centring pass.
13' Despite having enjoyed 80% of possession so far in this first half, Australia have not yet been able to trouble the well-organised Vietnamese defence.
10' Nguyen Quang Hai's missed shot is an early warning sign for the Socceroos that they will need to be wary of Vietnam on the break.
8' CHANCE! Vietnam on the counter-attack almost break through for the opener!  With Mat Ryan up off his line, Nguyen Quang Hai tries to lob one over the top of the Socceroos' keeper however the ball floats over the crossbar.
6' Ryhan Grant nods the ball in the direction of Adam Taggart however Vietnam have numbers in the way.
5' As expected in the lead up, the Socceroos are dominating possession early - however, as yet, Australia have not been able to break inside the final third.
2' An advantage for Australia is that this away clash is being played in front of empty stands here at My Dinh Stadium.
1' Conditions are well suited for the hosts and may prove tricky for the Socceroos - it is hot and humid in Hanoi with the mercury nudging 30 degrees.
1' FIRST HALF - It is Australia kicking off to get us underway in the first half!
SUBS: Milos Degenek, Lawrence Thomas, Daniel Arzani, Danny Vukovic, Bailey Wright, Denis Genreau, James Jeggo, Ryan McGowan, Mitchell Duke, Aaron Mooy, Callum Elder, Aziz Behich.
AUSTRALIA STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Mat Ryan (GK); Rhyan Grant, Brad Smith, Trent Sainsbury, Harry Souttar; Ajdin Hrustic, Jackson Irvine; Awer Mabil, Tomas Rogic, Riley McGree; Adam Taggart.
SUBS: Tran Van Kien, Vu Van Thanh, Bui Hoang Viet Anh, Luong Xuân Truong, Pham Duc Huy, Hà Duc Chinh, Nguyen Van Toàn, Ho Tan Tai, Nguyen Binh Thanh, Pham Tuan Hai, Nguyen Van Toan, Bui Tan Truong.
VIETNAM STARTING XI (4-3-3): Dang Van Lâm (GK); Nguyen Phong Hong Duy, Nguyen Thanh Chung, Bùi Tien Dung I, Que Ngoc Hai; Nguyen Trong Hoàng, Nguyen Hoàng Duc, Nguyen Tuan Anh; Phan Van Duc, Phan Van Duc, Nguyen Quang Hai.
Let's have a look at how the two sides will line up for this clash.
Australia have a chance this evening to consolidate their spot at the top of the Group B standings after recording their ninth straight victory last week.  They overcome a sluggish start to dominate their clash against China and eased away to a comprehensive 3-0 victory.
Vietnam currently sit in fifth place in the Group B standings after losing their opening match 3-1 to Saudi Arabia.  They started brilliantly to take an early lead however were unable to hold on after defender Do Duy Manh was sent off for a second yellow card.
Welcome to My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi where Group B of the AFC Asian Qualifiers continues with Vietnam playing host to Australia.