It took the penalty shootouts but eventually, Vietnam did manage to squeak past Jordan to be the first team to book a spot in the Quarter Finals of the AFC Asian Cup 2019.
The match was tied at 1-1 after both teams scored a brilliant goal each, but Vietnam held their nerve when it mattered to best Jordan 4-2 in the penalty shootout.
After being the final team to qualify for the knockout stage – that too by virtue of accumulating one less yellow card – they become the first team to book their spot in the Quarter Finals.
Here are some of the fan reactions to the monumental achievement that the AFF Suzuki Cup winners have pulled off:
— Bobby-G (@RemyShazwan) January 20, 2019
— Sid Ventura (@Sid_Ventura) January 20, 2019
— dawn sky (@TanTawandebwong) January 20, 2019
Vietnam making history crazy scenes at #AFCAsianCup2019
— fahhrish khan (@fahhrishkhan) January 20, 2019
— LVJ 🇻🇳👑🐐 (@lvj__) January 20, 2019
Congrats vietnam football team 👏👏👏🎊🎊🎊🎉🎉🎉🎉 so proud of youuuuuuuu #AFCAsianCup2019
— 쭈꾸미🐙 (@tuokie) January 20, 2019
Incredible from #VIE fantastic achievement. They were on top in the 2nd half and should have won it then. Great composure on the spot kicks. Support for our fellow South East Asians despite inflicting misery on us in the AFF Suzuki Cup final. #AFCAsianCup2019
— Rasvinder Bhullar (@RasBhullar) January 20, 2019
First upset for me in the round of 16 .. Jordan loses to Vietnam #AFCAsianCup2019
— shabz (@notty_shabz) January 20, 2019
— Arditho R. H (@ArdithoReza) January 20, 2019
I wise get a big discount from Vietnam food restaurant like #AFF2018 😉
— Bhudit Pumsaidorn (@BhuditP) January 20, 2019
Fearless, fearless giant slayers. Took the game to Jordan and held their nerves to win on pens and (believe it or not) march into the #AFCAsianCup2019 quarters!
Madness! The dream continues!
— Keeshaanan Sundaresan (@KeeshSundaresan) January 20, 2019
A shootout.. it's always the god damn shootout.
— Thunderbro (@Thunderbro17) January 20, 2019
Congratulations Vietnam. totally deserve!!! #AFCAsianCup2019
— Omran wazza10 🦁 🇮🇷 (@omranrko37) January 20, 2019
— Dr. Iqbal Rizal 🇲🇾🇳🇱 (@DrIqbalENT) January 20, 2019
Vietnam are through to the quarterfinals of the #AFCAsianCup2019 after defeating Jordan 4-2 in a penalty shootout.
The knockouts begin with an upset
— Thariq Amir (@LeFalseNumber12) January 20, 2019
Well done Vietnam! Fought right to the end! #AFCAsianCup2019
— Brad Clarke (@twiggybrad) January 20, 2019
— TIMOTHY KIM (@PHOTON_WORKS) January 20, 2019
— Beau Tran (@beautran) January 20, 2019
🇻🇳 golden generation. What a team #AFCAsianCup2019
— Ammar (@ammarxnajmi) January 20, 2019
#AFCAsianCup2019 #JORvVIE vietnam defeated Jordan on penalties to reach asian cup quarters 1st time in their history. Country with little over 1m population. Great👍. India unable to create history of even reaching knockouts👎. Still in illusion that our football developing
— Aditya shandilya (@Aadirock) January 20, 2019
nguyen power #AFCAsianCup2019
— seorang pali (@AkuTakPasti) January 20, 2019