Fox Sports Asia – ABU DHABI, Vietnam were condemned to a 2-0 defeat to three-time champions Iran in Group D of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 at the Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
Sardar Azmoun was the two-goal hero finding the back of the net once in each of the halves to take Team Melli to the Round of the 16 of the continental championship. But Vietnam, who have now suffered back-to-back defeats, will need a lot of things to go their way if they are to join today’s opponents in the next round.
Here are some talking points from the 90 minutes of action in Abu Dhabi.
Dejagah and Taremi ask questions of Vietnam defence
Ashkan Dejagah and Mehdi Taremi were the two undisputed stars in Iran’s 5-0 thrashing of Yemen in their opening match and the duo
Azmoun continues his resurgence
A disaster of a 2018 FIFA World Cup and subsequent retirement from the game seem to