. Australia overcome United Arab Emirates to win 2-1. All goals were scored in the second half. It was Australia to strike first with a goal of J. Irvine at the 53′. Then it was a goal in the 57′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, A. Hrustic gave the win to Australia in the 84′ minute with a goal.
The match was played at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium stadium in on Tuesday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Ilgiz Tantashev who was helped by Andrey Tsapenko and Timur Gaynulin. The 4th official was Hyung-Jin Ko.
There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. United Arab Emirates was in possession of the ball for 54% of the time vs. Australia that controlled the ball for 46% of the time.
Australia was more aggressive with 47 dangerous attacks and 8 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Australia won the contest.
United Arab Emirates shot 6 times, 4 on target, 2 off target. On the opposite side, Australia shot 8 times, 4 on target, 4 off target.
United Arab Emirates received 1 yellow card (A. Mabkhout). On the opposite side, Australia received 1 yellow card (A. Hrustic).
After this match, United Arab Emirates will stay with 12 points to move up in the 4th place. On the other side, Australia will have 15 points to stay in the 4th place.
United Arab Emirates: Formation and Lineups
United Arab Emirates started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Rodolfo Martín Arruabarrena chose to play with the following team: Khalid Eisa , Khaled Aldhanhani , Khalifa Mubarak , Mohamed Omar Al Attas , Walid Abbas , Abdulla Salmeen , Ali Salmin , Caio Canedo , Abdallah Ramadan , Hareb Abdullah and Ali Mabkhout .
United Arab Emirates made 5 changes: A. Mabkhout for A. Saleh (75′), A. Ramadan for Y. Nader (75′), A. Hamad for O. Abdulrahman (88′), A. Salmeen for M. Hassan (88′) and C. Canedo for S. Tagliabue (88′).
Top player: Hareb Abdullah
The player who no doubt impressed United Arab Emirates the most was Hareb Abdullah.
His rating iswith 37 passes (86% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 6 duels out of 11. He performed 1 cross.
Australia: Formation and Lineups
Australia started with a 4-1-3-2 line-up (4-1-3-2).
On the opposite side, Graham Arnold played with: Mathew Ryan , Nathaniel Atkinson , Bailey Wright , Kye Rowles , Aziz Behich , Aaron Mooy , Martin Boyle , Jackson Irvine , Craig Goodwin , Mathew Leckie and Ajdin Hrustić .
Australia made 3 changes: C. Goodwin for J. Maclaren (72′), M. Leckie for A. Mabil (90′) and A. Hrustic for M. Degenek (90′).
Top player: Jackson Irvine
The player who no doubt impressed Australia the most was Jackson Irvine.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 24 passes (75% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 7. He performed 1 cross.