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Australia v Vietnam Live Commentary, 27/1/22

FT
4 - 0
AUS
VIE
J. Maclaren (30)
T. Rogić (45+2)
C. Goodwin (72)
R. McGree (76)
AAMI Park

Commentary

FULL TIME - Two goals in both the first and second halves have seen the Socceroos defeat Vietnam 4-0 and get the job done at AAMI Park tonight.
90' + 4' The corner is cleared by the Vietnamese defence with ease.
90' + 2' Tilio with a chance to score on debut but it deflects off the keeper and rolls out for a corner.
90' + 1' We will have three minutes of stoppage time.
89' The corner is sent in but it's punched away.
88' Karacic tries to send it in but it takes a deflection for a corner.
86' We are inside the final five minutes and the Socceroos fans are full of joy and song.
83' Vietnam have another corner and this time it's sent direct to Ryan who claims it.
J. Jeggo
A. Mooy
Australia
81' SUBSTITUTION SOCCEROOS - Aaron Mooy is replaced by James Jeggo.
M. Tilio
M. Boyle
Australia
81' SUBSTITUTION SOCCEROOS - Martin Boyle comes off for the debut of Marco Tilio.
80' Duke sends it over the top looking for Boyle but it's a little too heavy.
79' 27,740 fans are in attendance tonight to witness the Socceroos breathe some life back into their World Cup Qualification campaign.
R. McGree
Goal
Australia
76' GOAL SOCCEROOS - The substitutes are turning it on! Goodwin times his pass to McGree to perfection as he shoots from the edge of the box past the keeper to make it 4-0 to the Socceroos.
R. McGree
T. Rogić
Australia
74' SUBSTITUTION SOCCEROOS - Tomas Rogić comes off to a generous applause and he is replaced by Riley McGree.
C. Goodwin
Goal
Australia
72' GOAL SOCCEROOS - Ryan with a long clearance to find Goodwin who gets behind the defence and enters the box before unleashing a delightful chip over the keeper to wrap this one up at 3-0.
Trần Minh Vương
Đỗ Hùng Dũng
Vietnam
71' SUBSTITUTION VIETNAM - Hùng Dũng Đỗ comes off for Minh Vương Trần.
69' The Socceroos have certainly appeared to have lost their way in this second half.
M. Duke
J. Maclaren
Australia
66' SUBSTITUTION SOCCEROOS - Jamie MacLaren is replaced by Mitchell Duke.
C. Goodwin
M. Leckie
Australia
66' SUBSTITUTION SOCCEROOS - Mathew Leckie comes off for Craig Goodwin.
66' The corner is sent to the far post and headed back across to Chung Nguyễn who heads it over for a goal kick.
65' It's raining heavily at the moment and Vietnam are really enjoying a good patch. Another corner to them.
63' Australia with a big scare and can be thankful for the outstretched figure of Matt Ryan to keep their two goal buffer alive.
62' The corner is taken short but once again the Socceroos defence are alert to any danger.
Nguyễn Phong Hồng Duy
Phạm Xuân Mạnh
Vietnam
61' SUBSTITUTION VIETNAM - Xuân Mạnh Phạm is replaced by Hồng Duy Nguyễn Phong.
61' Vietnam have the corner and they will make a change before it is taken.
59' Australia with yet another corner and this time it goes all the way through without anyone touching it and it goes out for a throw in.
56' The corner is sent to the far post with the clearing header proving to be decisive on this occasion.
55' Australia have the corner once again with the ball thundering into the side netting.
52' The Australian defence have been caught napping with Ryan called into action.
51' Mooy sends it in but it's cleared by the Vietnamese defence.
51' Australia have another corner.
50' Vietnam have started the second half with some serious energy but this time they are caught offside.
48' The rain begins to fall at AAMI Park.
Nguyễn Công Phượng
Phan Văn Đức
Vietnam
46' SUBSTITUTION VIETNAM - Văn Đức Phan is replaced by Công Phượng Nguyễn.
Nguyễn Hoàng Đức
Lương Xuân Trường
Vietnam
46' SUBSTITUTION VIETNAM - Xuân Trường Lương is replaced by Hoàng Đức Nguyễn.
Nguyễn Thành Chung
Lê Văn Xuân
Vietnam
46' SUBSTITUTION VIETNAM - Văn Xuân Lê Thành is replaced by Chung Nguyễn.
45' The second half is underway.
HALF TIME - A very comfortable first half comes to an end with all going to plan for Australia who lead Vietnam 2-0 at half-time.
T. Rogić
Goal
Australia
45' + 2' GOAL SOCCEROOS - Australia take the quick free kick with Leckie sliding it through to Rogic who practically walks it in to give Australia the 2-0 lead.
45' There will be two minutes of stoppage time.
M. Leckie
Yellow Card
Australia
45' YELLOW CARD - Mathew Leckie has been booked for a late sliding challenge.
42' Vietnam have been good on counter attacks but they lack the quality of finish to trouble Matt Ryan.
39' Australia are doing it comfortably at the moment.
37' Boyle gets in behind the defence but he does so from an offside position.
33' Vietnam's coach has asked for the substitutes to warm up.
J. Maclaren
Goal
Australia
30' GOAL SOCCEROOS - Rogic sends the cross in to the edge of six yard box where Maclaren rises and heads it past the keeper to give Australia a well deserved 1-0 lead.
27' Australia are in total control of proceedings here at the moment.
25' The free kick is sent in towards Sainsbury but he heads it wide for a goal kick.
Phạm Xuân Mạnh
Yellow Card
Vietnam
24' YELLOW CARD - Xuân Mạnh Phạm is booked for a foul on Rogic.
20' The corner is taken short but it doesn't come off.
20' Vietnam have the corner.
18' King sends it into the box with Leckie heading wide.
17' The Socceroos are huffing and puffing but they haven't been able to blow the house down just yet.
14' The atmosphere is great here at AAMI Park.
11' Leckie goes down in the box looking for a penalty but there is nothing forthcoming.
10' Karacic sends it in looking for Maclaren but the cross is cleared by the Vietnamese defence.
9' Australia has made a promising start.
6' The Vietnamese have some vocal supporters in attendance tonight.
6' Leckie is put through by Rogic but he shoots straight at the keeper.
3' Maclaren with a chance from inside the box but he sends it over.
3' Boyle cuts it back for Maclaren who lays it off to Rogic and he rattles the back of the net. However, the goal has been disallowed due to offside.
1' We are off and underway with Vietnam kicking off.
Vietnam: Bui Tan Truong (GK), Bui Tien Dung, Pham Xuan Manh, Le Van Xuan, Luong Xuan Truong, Do Hung Dung, Pham Tuan Hai, Vu Van Thanh, Nguyen Quang Hai, Phan Van Duc, Tran Dinh Trong.
Australia: Ryan (GK), Karacic, Degenek, Sainsbury, King, Irvine, Mooy, Rogic, Boyle, Maclaren, Rogic, Subs: Vukovic (GK), Redmayne (GK), McGowan, Grant, Jeggo, Goodwin, Borrello, McGree, Duke, Metcalfe, Rowles, Tilio.
Australia must win this match given they are currently in third place in the group, five points behind the leading Saudi Arabia and one point behind the second placed Japan.
Good evening and welcome to AAMI Park for tonight's crucial World Cup Qualifier between Australia and Vietnam.