Iran got the job done against Vietnam, as Sardar Azmoun popped up with two crucial goals for his side who now look like real favorites at the AFC Asian Cup 2019.
Azmoun scored with his head in the first half, and then used his left foot to slot home in the second half to give Iran a well deserved win.
Vietnam themselves looked good at times in this one, but couldn’t find the composure in front of goal, and slumped to their second defeat in just as many games.
Twitter was quick to appreciate the good work of both Azmoun and the Iranian team as they now look set to challenge for the AFC Asian Cup crown.
— Chris Hockman (@ChrisHSport) January 12, 2019
— Alireza Ashraf (@AlirezaAshraf1) January 12, 2019
Superb Iran move for the opener. Can see why they’re favourite – so much power & quality from front to back. Really impressed by Ghoddos. Dejagah still going strong – comb over & all. Top-notch outfit & great to watch. #VIEvIRN #AsianCup2019
— Rob Greenwood (@robgreenwood1) January 12, 2019
— Simon Mattiaccio (@smatt1616) January 12, 2019
— مجلس أبوظبي الرياضي (@AbuDhabiSC) January 12, 2019
#VIEvIRN I thought I was watching a La Roja match when Azmoun scored with the assist by Ghoddoos.
— Zach-TuRan (@ZachTuRan) January 12, 2019
But Vietnam’s performance demanded respect too, and fans acknowledged that as well.
— Peter Sheppard (@flauser) January 12, 2019