There’s no hope to go on but HAGL and Sydney, there is one goal to strive for, which is the colors of the flag, the colors of the shirt and the honor. With HAGL, Mr. Kiatisak’s teachers and students also have the responsibility to dedicate a beautiful farewell match for 12,000 “guests” on the field. That is why both HAGL and Sydney entered the game with an open position when both understood each other too well because they had faced each other in the first leg as well as continuously studied each other in the past few rounds.
Unlike Yokohama F.Marinos when it has a variety of play styles that are difficult to solve, Sydney FC mainly plays long and high balls, so it is not difficult for HAGL to catch cards. The midfield with faces with good technical qualities like Cong Phuong, Tuan Anh and Minh Vuong controlled the game well, pushing Sydney into an awkward position. In the first 45 minutes, the Australian team only had 3 shots towards HAGL’s goal, but only Le Fondre’s situation (25′) startled the audience on the field when the ball went wide of the post.
Meanwhile, HAGL took the initiative, controlled the ball more and especially, created more clear scoring opportunities. In the 17th minute, Brandao threatened Sydney FC’s goal with a skillful wave of the outside ball, but could not beat goalkeeper Keward Belle. After another tenth situation of Van Toan (26′) was missed, HAGL’s efforts on the field were also rewarded with a well-coordinated phase to break the balance on the field. Van Toan’s heel strike in the 39th minute created a pass for Minh Vuong, the midfielder stretched inward and accidentally touched Donachie’s foot to get the ball to Brandao’s range. This outfield striker waved the ball beautifully to score a goal for HAGL.
At the beginning of the second half, Sydney FC had 3 changes in the hope of creating a mutation in the attack. In the 46th minute, the Australian team almost equalized the score when Burges fired a tight shot, but goalkeeper Tuan Linh promptly saved it. The dangerous situation was like a warning for HAGL to avoid falling into the situation of being equalized in the second half like in the first leg. Therefore, the mountain town team played more focused and attacked more strongly. In the 60th minute, Cong Phuong and Van Toan had 2 consecutive shots but could not beat the goalkeeper and defender of Sydney FC. 15 minutes later, HAGL had the opportunity to double the advantage when Tuan Anh kicked the ball from outside the 16m50, sending the ball quite dangerously, but goalkeeper Heward Belle pushed the ball. The most unfortunate was Jefferson’s shot on the post in the second minute of injury time of the second half.
On the other side of the line, despite the host’s constant threat to the goal, Sydney FC still had to raise the squad to hope to find an equalizer. Mr. Corica’s army also created a few situations to eat, but finished out or failed to beat goalkeeper Tuan Linh. In the end, HAGL won with a tight score of 1-0 to end the group stage with 3rd place with 5 points.
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