Our national team continued to score points after beating Vietnam 1-0 on Tuesday at My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi, in the sixth round of Group B competitions, in the final phase of the Asian qualifiers – the road to Qatar.
Saleh Al-Shehri scored the precious winning goal for the Saudi team in the 31st minute of the match.
Al-Akhdar is in lead the group standings with 16 points in six games, against 10 points in five races for Australia, 9 for Japan, 7 for Oman and 4 for China, while Vietnam’s budget is still at zero points.
Al-Akhdar started the attack early in the match and had a chance in the fourth minute when Fahd Al-Mawlid sent a cross pass from the right that reached the far post at Saleh Al-Shehri to play a header who passed on the post later, they failed to create a real danger in front of goal.
Our team snatched the goal in the 31st minute after the generator hit the Vietnamese defender and grabbed the ball before sending a cross pass to which Al-Shehri went up and played a header that crossed the line of goal despite the attempts of goalkeeper Bui Tan Trong.
After this goal, Al-Akhdar returned to take more possession of the ball and put pressure on in goal, as his players had more than one opportunity they couldn’t take advantage of. In the second half, our team started strong again, as Nasser Al-Dosari sent a cross from the left that reached Salem Al-Dosari on goal of the goal, to play a ball that has been narrowly blocked by the Vietnam goalkeeper (47).
A new opportunity was wasted when Ali Al-Bulayhi got on a cross pass from Muhammad Al-Buraik and played a header that bounced off the crossbar (57).
Al-Akhdar scored a goal in the 76th minute with Fahd Al-Muwallad, but was disallowed after the referee returned to video assistant technology following a push from Firas Al-Braikan on a Vietnamese defender.
Al-Akhdar kept the lead in the remaining minutes to come out with a new win and three important points.
The seventh will be held on January 27, 2022 round group competitions, where Saudi Arabia will meet Oman, Japan with China and Australia with Vietnam.
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