BRISBANE. Australia tops New Zealand 1-0 after A. Mabil scored just 1 goal (33′).
The match was played at the Suncorp Stadium stadium in Brisbane on Thursday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Ryuji Sato. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 18.3 degrees Celsius or 64.89 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 93%.
The ball possession was identical with both team possessing the ball for 50% of the time.
There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Australia was in possession of the ball for 50% of the time vs. New Zealand that controlled the ball for 50% of the time.
New Zealand was more aggressive with 60 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 4 were on target. Anyhow, Australia found a way to find the solution to win this match.
Australia shot 13 times, 3 on target, 10 off target. On the other side, New Zealand shot 12 times, 4 on target, 8 off target.
Australia received 1 yellow card (J. Irvine). On the other side, New Zealand received 1 yellow card (M. Boxall).
After playing this encounter, Australia has points to occupy the 0th place in the standings. while New Zealand stays with points (0th).
A. De Jong
New Zealand will host Australia on the 25th of September with a 4-0 head to head record in favor of Australia (0 draws).
Australia: Formation and Lineups
Australia started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).
The manager Graham Arnold chose to play with the following team: Mathew Ryan, Fran Karačić, Trent Sainsbury, Miloš Degenek, Aziz Behich, Aaron Mooy, Martin Boyle, Jackson Irvine, Ajdin Hrustić, Awer Mabil and Adam Taggart.
Australia made 6 changes: A. Taggart for J. Maclaren (61′), A. Hrustic for R. McGree (61′), A. Mabil for M. Leckie (70′), F. Karacic for N. Atkinson (70′), A. Behich for J. King (86′) and J. Irvine for C. Metcalfe (86′).
New Zealand: Formation and Lineups
New Zealand started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the opposite side, Danny Hay played with: Oliver Sail, Dane Ingham, Nando Pijnaker, Michael Boxall, Tim Payne, Matthew Garbett, Joe Bell, Elijah Just, Andre de Jong, Liberato Cacace and Chris Wood.
New Zealand made 6 changes: E. Just for B. Waine (65′), J. Bell for M. Stamenic (65′), L. Cacace for D. Wynne (71′), C. Wood for C. McCowatt (71′), A. De Jong for C. Howieson (71′) and T. Payne for B. Tuiloma (87′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Friendly International